Happy Birthday (Mass Market Paperbound)
First time in paperback
"In this beguiling novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of three very different people, each of whom reaches a crucial turning point on the same day a time to blow out the candles, say goodbye to the past, and make a wish for the future."
Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living. Since her long-ago divorce, she's created a successful TV show and reached the pinnacle of her profession, with a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? Because all the hours with her personal trainer, hairdressers, and cosmetic surgeons can t fudge the truth: Valerie is turning sixty.
Valerie's daughter, April, spends every last ounce of her energy on her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York. She has no love life and no prospects. Ready or not, though, April's life is about to change, in a tumultuous transformation that begins the morning it hits her: She's thirty. And what does she have to show for it?
Jack Adams is the most charismatic sports analyst on TV. Twelve years after retiring from the NFL, he still has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age.
In a novel brimming with warmth and insight, beginning on one birthday and ending on another, Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be a celebration and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise.
About the Author
Danielle Steelhas been hailed as one of the world s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include"Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, ""A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, "and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of"His Bright Light, "the story of her son Nick Traina s life and death;"A Gift of Hope, "a memoir of her work with the homeless;"Pure Joy, "about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children s book"Pretty Minnie in Paris.""