Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book Review: Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel

Title: Happy Birthday

Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1423320905
Release Date: July 12th 2011
Pages: 352
Genre: Romance
Format: CDs (9)
Source: Library

Valerie Wyatt is the high priestess of elegance: She has built an empire on how to entertain, how to decorate, how to live beautifully, and is at the top of her game with licensing arrangements for fine fabrics, furniture, wallpaper; six books; and a highly rated TV show. Valerie's daughter, April, is a classically trained chef and the workaholic proprietor of a comfortable, popular downtown New York restaurant. They couldn't be happier in their chosen fields—or more different in their attitudes. Yet as each faces a major birthday milestone—Valerie her 60th and April her 30th—neither has had a significant relationship for years and both are wistful at what they've sacrificed for success. That is about to change, after a chance encounter in an elevator and one holiday weekend indiscretion...

What a timely book I started reading on my birthday earlier in the month.

Amazing how we all seem to take stock on our birthdays every year to see where we’ve been and where we would like to go. Valerie Wyatt at age 60 (horrified that it got out) is a successful Entertainment guru. She goes for her birthday card reading and is told: there will be a man and a child. She doesn’t believe either one.

April on the other hand is turning 30 with a successful restaurant. As she goes to her massage therapist she checks her out and suggests she check to see if she might be pregnant. She is by a one night stand who happened to be a food critic.

Neither one got what they were expecting, but in the end they cherish what they got.

Reading challenges:
2012 100+ Books in A Year Reading Challenge
2012 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge
Pages Read Challenge
50 States Challenge
Audiobook Challenge 2012
Reading Romances Challenge 2012
2012 100+ Books Reading Challenge
Book Around the States Challenge
101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge

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