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Happy Birthday: A Novel (Random House Large Print) Paperback – Large Print, July 19, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Random House Large Print
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print; Lrg edition (July 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780739378250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739378250
  • ASIN: 0739378252
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Guaranteed to cure birthday blues, forever! HEAT 20110602 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, 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.


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More About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, 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.

Customer Reviews

I couldn't put it down, and read the book in five days.
novelist
The writing was just so juvenile, with shallow characters, repetitive paragraphs, and a boring plot.
JDrums99
This was an easy book to read and I felt good when I finished the story - happy ending!
Delinda Mock

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Annie B VINE VOICE on July 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
It's been awhile since I've read a Danielle Steel book. This book sounded interesting to me because I guess I have birthdays on my mind these days. Amazing how they come around so quickly.

And the truth is Happy Birthday wasn't a horrible book (I have read worse), but it was nowhere near as good as her earlier books. Still, the book has all the elements that Steel lovers enjoy, and for summer reading, you could do a lot worse. The book moves swiftly and Steel dishes out love and pain, as usual, with a happy ending. The book wasn't as well fleshed out as other books by Steel. The characters didn't have a lot of depth and the plot could've been a lot stronger. Steel formula varies little, so there are no huge surprises or differences. If you love Steel, you'll love this book. If you've overdosed on Steel, give it a skip. If you've never read Steel before, read one of her earlier, preferably earliest, books before starting with this one. (You'll be a lot happier with any one of the first five to ten.)

I give it three stars because it wasn't terrible and was pretty much what I expected it to be.

Overall, okay read. I recommend the book to Steel fans and diehard Steel lovers. Other romance fans may prefer to pick a different book and wait for this one to come out in paperback or get it from the library.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Valerie Wyatt is the leader of home decoration. She has a popular television show and several bestselling books. Everyone in the media wants her as a guest or interviewee.

Her daughter April works as diligently as her mom. April is a master chef and owner of a popular trendy Manhattan restaurant. She is pregnant carrying Mike Steinman's child, but is unsure whether to tell her lover or not. Besides the successful pair working extremely hard, they share in common the encroachment of an undesirable milestone birthday.

Jack Adams is a former NFL quarterback but retired a dozen years ago to become a diligent successful TV sports analyst. Women still want him, but as he turns fifty he feels his age after a night like none before leaves him in pain as if blindsided by a middle linebacker. He and Valerie meet and are attracted to one another.

Happy Birthday is an entertaining contemporary romance that fans of Danielle Steele will enjoy due to the two couples who garner reader empathy especially aging boomers. Although the story line is thin, readers will relish the birthday presents as two pairs of relationships are forged, but surviving intact for the next milestone birthday remains to be seen as each person's idiosyncrasies places some doubts on this occurring.

Harriet Klausner
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bookreporter on August 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
When Valerie Wyatt's 60th birthday rolls around, there's no reason to celebrate as far as she can see. In spite of the fact that she looks closer to 40 than 60, is the much-loved television queen of home entertaining, and has an empire that includes glossy books, furniture, fabrics and gourmet food, she finds it hard to enjoy her success on this dreadful day. Especially once an intrepid reporter unearths her true age and announces it on a particularly popular radio show for everyone to hear.

"Danielle Steel takes three birthdays that fall on the same day, all of them uninspiring to the birthday girl or boy, and turns them into the start of something life-altering."
April Wyatt, Valerie's daughter who happens to share her birthday, feels much as her mother does as she passes a mile marker that makes her take stock of her life. While 30 isn't exactly ancient, marriage and children have eluded April up to this point. Like her mother, professional success resulting from hard work and dedication are her entire world. Her restaurant that features exquisitely tasty home-cooked cuisine consumes every aspect of her days at the cost of a personal life.

Jack Adams, former NFL superstar and four-time Super Bowl winner, is also celebrating a birthday --- his 50th. What should be a cause for celebration turns into a case of recrimination for this Hall of Famer after he suffers an excruciatingly painful herniated disk in the midst of a night of wild abandon with a much younger woman. Feeling like a has-been, Jack isn't exactly ready for cake and confetti himself.

In spite of themselves, however, these three birthday mates will soon realize that their best days are definitely not behind them.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary on August 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Danielle Steele used to be one of my favorite authors but they are becoming all the same. Just different names with very predictable endings. Everything is about wealth and beautiful people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beverly A. Martin on August 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Danielle Steel is still, in my opinion, the best author. I have read and reread all of her books because they are so well written. She really writes all of her characters, good or bad, so well that you feel you really know them. She not only writes fantastic books, she releases at least 2 a year! The woman is a writing icon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marta E. Mancilla Ocejo on August 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I just could not stop reading this novel!! It's about letting yourself open new doors, and find that you become old when you stop doing it. I can hardly wait for the next book to come out!
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