On Sale: July 12, 2011
Featuring: Valerie Wyatt; April; Jack Adams
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Romance | Contemporary
In this beguiling new novel, Danielle Steel tells the
story of three very different people, each of whom, on the
same day, reaches a crucial turning point in lifeâ€”a rite
both bittersweet and full of hope, a time to blow out the
candles, say goodbye to the past, and make a wish for the
Valerie Wyatt is the queen of
gracious living and the arbiter of taste. Since her long-ago
divorce, sheâ€™s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her
profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth
Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours
with her personal trainer, the careful work of New Yorkâ€™s
best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given
bone structure and great looks canâ€™t fudge the truth or her
lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty.
daughter, April, has no love life, no rest, and no prospect
of that changing in the foreseeable future. Her popular
one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York, where she is
chef and owner, consumes every ounce of her attention and
energy. Ready or not, though, Aprilâ€™s life is about to
change, in a tumultuous transformation that begins the
morning it hits her: Sheâ€™s thirty. And what does she have to
show for it? A restaurant, no man, no kids.
once threw a football like a guided missile. Twelve years
after retiring from the NFL, he is the most charismatic
sports analyst on TV, a man who has his pick of the most
desirable twentysomething women. But after a particularly
memorable Halloween party, Jack wakes up on his fiftieth
birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year
A terrifying act of violence, an
out-of-the-blue blessing, and two extremely unlikely love
affairs soon turn lives inside out and upside down. 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 celebrationâ€”and that its
greatest gifts are always a surprise.
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