Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Well, I wasn't going to post anything today, but I indulged myself last night and read Danielle Steel's latest book, "Happy Birthday." So I thought a review was appropriate for today, since it's my birthday!!

About The Book:

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 life—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 future.
Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste. Since her long-ago divorce, she’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 York’s best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge the truth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty.

Valerie’s 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, 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? A restaurant, no man, no kids.
Jack Adams 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 his age.

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 celebration—and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise.


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Re: Help Online Scrapbooking

Not sure about online scrapbooking. I did a scrapbook for my niece when she turned 18 (actually turned out to be two books because I couldn't stop). I have purchased several scrapbooking programs and the one that I found to be the best and most user friendly in one from Nova Development - Scrapbook Factory. Have fun.....

Help With Finding an Online Scrapbooking Site

Would like opinions on Online Scrapbooking sites. Is anyone familiar with them, are they easy to use, how do they work exactly and are there any recommendations. I've looked at a few but I cannot figure out how they work and it's an overwhelming amount of information. I need simplicity hence the desire to do it on the PC instead of gluing for hours. Any help is appreciated.

Do online scrapbooking...

It's free. Get the photoshop trial or buy a cheapie editing software so you can add borders to photos. Then get a geocities account (free) and design each page of your "album".
If you get really into it you can make the pages in HTML or Dreamweaver so the pages are on your hard drive (then uploaded to the web) and can be browsed offline as well as backed up on disc and put in a fireproof box.
Sounds hard but it's really not. It's really fun because the options are endless.

Pet Scrapbook time!

Now, I'm working with the original "extended" petfo place... and we decided (actually, the manager gave me permission! :) ) that instead of having a pet photo album on there, we could have a petfo scrapblog. You can still use the photo section for photo hosting, though!
For those of you that don't know what it is, scrapblog is just about the cutest place to do online scrapbooking. You can put cool backgrounds, neat frames, stickers, text bubbles, the works. The pictures are easy to resize and they loose no clarity when you make them big or tiny. All in all, its just a really cute place

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Among its major investments in the last four years are a stake in U.S. online scrapbooking-site Pinterestand the acquisition of Canadian e-book firm Kobo for $315 million in 2012. Since 2012, Mr.

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  • Avatar ♥L4tM♥ Read books
    Nov 18, 2007 by ♥L4tM♥ | Posted in Books & Authors

    Anyone know of a site wher ei can read Danielle Steel books for free? The whole book not just the summary. Thanks =)

    • No dear. Not until the books are in public domain which is 70 years after the author's death. Until then, it is stealing (pun intended). Ms. Steele has a right to earn a living as an author. If you admire her work, buy it.
      They're, Their, There - Three Different Words.

      Careful or you may wind up in my next novel.

      Pax - C

  • Avatar Amanda Anyone read the book Full Circle by Danielle Steel?
    May 31, 2006 by Amanda | Posted in Books & Authors

    If so, I'd like to know what happens after her daughter is at college and whatnot. It has been forever since I've even touched that book! And also, is there any way I can access the book online and read it online? Or get it somewhere for free?

    • I've read this book YEARS ago... 7 years ago at least.. I don't remember anything about it, except that I didn't like the ending. I remember that it was too long and dragged on forever! I think that's the only reason I remember it!