Let me start off by saying “I tried, I really, really tried!” I had stopped reading Danielle Steel many years ago because I just felt there was nothing in her novels; they were the same old same old. However, the reviews for Happy Birthday were decent and the premise sounded good, so I thought I would give it another chance and hopefully be pleasantly surprised. Oh how wrong I was. No surprises; the characters were flat and the storyline was just outright ridiculous. What a disappointment and a waste of my time. I hope by writing this no one else has to endure what I did.