Danielle Steel New Novel “Happy Birthday” Review

August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday

By Danielle Steel Published by Random House RRP $32.95

For April Wyatt, turning 30 is not what she had expected. She isn’t married with a family, but she does at least have a successful career – running one of the best restaurants in New York. She would do anything for her business, so when a respected restaurant critic pays April a visit, she wants to impress him. And after a few bottles of her restaurant’s finest wine, they end up in bed together. April thinks nothing more of it, until she spends the morning of her birthday taking a pregnancy test…

On the other side of town, April’s mother Valerie is turning 60. A woman for whom appearances are everything, she can’t quite equate her age with how she feels. Besides, it’s essential that she looks youthful for her career and the empire she has built herself as a media personality and style guru. She’s certainly not old enough to be a grandmother…

It is also sports presenter Jack’s birthday. A popular figure on TV but also a notorious womanizer, he fears his age may finally be catching up with him when he is forced to spend his birthday on heavy painkillers and with a visit to his chiropractor after a rather energetic night spent with a younger woman…

As these three very different people celebrate their birthdays, they worry what their futures may hold. And whether it is grabbing opportunities, making new friends or falling in love, all three of them learn to see life through new eyes.

SheSaid Says:

How long is it since you have read a Danielle Steel book? She has written over 80 books and there are more than 590 million copies of her books in print, and she is read by women, men, young people, old people in 47 countries and 28 languages making her one of the most read authors in the world. Her latest “Happy Birthday” is a heart warming story of family, love and careers and how these three things can collide to cause the upmost chaos in the main characters lives.

April Wyatt is a gutsy chick that women can easily identify with, and her uber famous mum Valerie still has old world morals and is honest enough to admit that she hates getting old and will do almost anything to avoid it!

This is an easy read that will keep you enthralled as you follow the lives of these women as they make life changing decisions and navigate their way through some of pretty major challenges. Not to give anything away but this is one book you could easily recommend to your mum, sister, girl friend or even grandma and they will all enjoy it for different reasons. You can even follow Danielle Steel on Facebook with the other 730,000 fans she has! Light, easy entertaining this book will keep you smiling long after you close the cover on this one.

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