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Happiness

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Great story about a woman who has had a really rough upbringing and has figured out what she needs to be happy in life. Sabrina is left a castle in England by her estranged uncle and she's not sure what she wants to do with it. She meets Grayson Abbott, her uncle's lawyer, and starts to fall in love only to find that he's married. As time passes she realizes what she really wants in life and what really makes her happy. Quick read and another good book by Danielle Steel.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review is based on an ARC from NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher.

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This famous author still knows how to tell a good story. This one was a little random, full of repeated observations and descriptions. But I enjoyed getting to know the family of main characters and how they solve their relationships and resolve their challenges.

You'll be cheering for the heartfelt hopes and happy with the positive ending. This is one to pick up when you need a little softness to blunt the edges of a day or are passing time on your commute. Enjoy!

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Love Danielle Steel! This book does not disappoint. I have been reading mystery/horror fiction and was ready for a good romance book. For many years I have read Danielle Steel books, it was a quick fun read. Highly recommend it due to the great character development, good story, and overall fun story!

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I was so amazed when i got this approved. I was jumping for joy i read it so quick i was so excited. Shes my favorite author. Has been i was 16 years old. Shes the reason i started reading so when i was younger. This book never gave me any new reason to stop reading or reading her novels. Just that she still has amazing ideas. I am never disappointed with her books. This one oh wow it was just a perfect read. It made me realize that she really can go no wrong. I was so happy to read this the cover is as well still are always eye catching.

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I like the book, but I feel wasn’t as good as others! It’s mainly about a girl and how she ends up getting with a partner at the end. Yes, there’s other details involved and things she went through, but it wasn’t my favorite. I would recommend this to everyone. I wouldn’t give it a 5 rating probably 4.

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Sabrina Brooks is a renowned author of compelling thrillers. Having survived two bad marriages, she now lives happily in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts along with her two dogs, Winnie and Piglet. Her childhood was lonely as her mother left when she was 6-years-old and her father buried himself in writing biographies while ignoring her. Since his death some years ago and her two divorces, she has been alone but happy.

When she gets the news from an attorney in London that she has inherited a huge manor and a title from her late uncle, Rupert Brooks, Viscount Cheltenham, whom she never knew, she is very surprised. The attorney, Grayson (Gray) Abbott, asks her to come to London so he can show her the manor. Hesitant and reluctant to even think about leaving her home, she finally agrees to see the property knowing she will certainly sell it. She is quite taken with the place and the surrounding working farms.

As Sabrina spends a few days at the manor, she is not only taken with it, she is taken with the attorney himself, but knows she doesn’t want a relationship. When she suddenly learns he is married, she is furious. Back in the U.S. she continues with her life but communicates with Gray and is on the fence about selling the property. But sometimes, attractions cannot be denied.

This is another delicious book by this fabulous author. It is full of the love of family and also the hate that can occur within them. The characters are well-developed and I was completely drawn into this story. It’s one that will stay with me for a long time to come. Do read and enjoy this wonderful novel.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Thanks to NetGalley for an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own.

Raised by an emotionally absent father, Sabrina Brooks feels incapable and unworthy of love. After escaping an abusive marriage Sabrina settles down in the country with her two dogs and begins writing. She channels her experiences from her marriage into her thrillers which captivate her readers. Everything seems great until she receives unexpected news that she has inherited an English manor.

Sabrina is determined to sell the manor as quick as possible and return to her quiet life. She did not expect sparks to fly when she meets her handsome lawyer. Sabrina must decide what she wants her life to look like.

Danielle Steel never disappoints. Her books are quick to read and I enjoy the strong female characters. Happiness is no exception. While predictable, Happiness was a fun vacation read.

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The story involves Sabrina books, a thriller author with a traumatic past. She inherits an estate in England which comes with a cute lawyer attached. The story follows her decision to keep or sell the estate, along with a classic love story.

The characters in the book are heart warming and likeable, specifically her two dogs Piglet and Winne.

This story, while compelling and interesting, was slightly redundant, with many facts and portions of the story being repeated several times. As this does tend to be a hallmark of Danielle Steel's writing, if you can get past it, then it is a good read.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.

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I rediscovered Danielle Steel's book a few years ago and have been enjoying reading them. Happiness is the story of Sabrina Brooks, who had an unhappy childhood and two failed marriages. She manages to rise above the unhappiness and create a life as famous author. Along the way, she inherits an estate in England, from her father's brother who she has never met. The lawyer handling the estate, Grayson Abbott is handsome and everything that Sabrina could want in a partner......or is he? Ms. Steel's message in the novel is that we create our own happiness. I agree up until a point. There are some factors that are beyond one's control. Thanks to NetGalley, Delacorte Press and Ms. Steel for the ARC!

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Loved this book of Sabrina and the life she lives with basically no love or attention,she deserves to be happy after all her years of no emotional support. She inherited a castle and cannot imagine living there. She’s happy with her barn in Massachusetts. What a shock to learn she is a now a lady lord of England after inheriting her unknown uncles estate. She meets his lawyer and sparks fly at their first meet. Both of them are fighting the desire they have and it only gets more interesting from there.

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Happiness by Danielle Steel was a fast read and thoroughly enjoyable.
I read this book in one setting, as I was unable to put it down.
Written in such rich detail this novel is sure to keep fans reading.
The characters are intriguing and the emotion as always is palpable.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

Thank You NetGalley and Random House, Ballantine and Delacorte Press for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!

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Danielle Steel just keeps writing great stories. This one is about Sabrina Brooks who is a writer. Sabrina has had a sad childhood due to standoffish parents. As she got older she fell in love with the wrong men. At 48 Sabrina gets a chance at complete happiness that comes in the form of an inheritance. She will have to decide whether to keep her life the way it is or take a leap of faith and possibly find true happiness. Thank yiu to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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I was hooked from the very first page as is very typical of a Danielle Steel novel. Steel always manages to weave a tale of woe in all the very best ways and takes her reader along for an emotional journey of healing, prosper and love. With HAPPINESS we meet a successful author who seems to have it all, but who we learn has memories and baggage just like the best of us which almost stops her from taking a chance on an even more fulfilling life. I loved Sabrina's story and adored her happily ever after!

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys seeing a heroine reach outside of her comfort zone to take a chance on a change that just might change her life even though doubt is riding on her shoulder the entire time. Great characters, heartwarming revelations and a rewarding romance once all is said and done along the way.

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Happiness by Danielle Steel is a typical Steel novel, which is not to say it isn’t enjoyable. It is a lovely story about a middle-aged romance, which because of years lived, is not without its problems. Sabrina Brooks is a well known author of psychological thrillers. It started off when she wrote about her psychopathic ex-husband and his hold over her, but after that early success, she found she had a talent and had written more books. She lived in a re-done barn in the Berkshires with her two dogs and she was happy. She didn’t need more. Grayson Abbott had been her uncle’s lawyer and was now notifying her of his death and her inheritance. She was now a viscountess and had a lovely manor, with a trust fund to manage its care. She was thrown back. He requested she come to England to see the estate and sign papers. She didn’t get there until her book was finished, which turned out to be a couple of weeks. She waited for him in the lobby of the hotel and he took her breath away. He was the most handsome man she’d ever seen. It turned out that his father lived on the property next to hers and had known both her uncle and her long-dead father. That was enlightening because she had’t really ever known either of them. Her father hadn’t opened up even as he lay dying. Her resolve to sell was weakening.

Sabrina was nothing if not independent. She had lived a loveless childhood with a closed off father and a mother who had left. She had terrible taste in men and she knew it. No matter the method she used to meet someone she could date, it had all come to naught and so she stopped and resolved to live with her dogs forever. What a great character. Steel more than did her justice. Gray was a successful attorney who lived in a house in which his wife sometimes came to stay as well. Their marriage had been over for years and they were like ships passing in the night. Until Sabrina. The plot is a well-used one: love at first sight but a huge problem exists which must be over come. In this case, Gray’s divorce. People live differently in Europe and divorce isn’t as common as in the US but that doesn’t meant marriages are any more successful. In Steel’s inimitable style, she narrates the story. I am grateful that she didn’t swing between the viewpoints of the characters as so many novelists do these days. Was it a ground-breaking novel? No, but it was enjoyable, well-written, and they lived happily ever after. That’s good enough for me.

I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Happiness by Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine, through Netgalley. All thoughts an opinions are mine. #Netgalley #RandomHousePublishingGroupBallantine #DanielleSteel #Happines

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Danielle Steel has a way of giving us a story and making the reader be able to feel the story.
Sabrina Brooks is a best-selling author and lives for her the perfect life in the Berkshire Mountains with her two dogs.
The arrival of a letter changes her life. She has been left the entire estate of an uncle she has never knew. This sends her off to England to see what she was left.
This was an easy quick read that gave me as the reader a story of how happiness enters our lives.
Thank you NetGalley, Danielle Steel and Random House Publishing Group for the copy of Happiness. This is my personal review.

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A tale of a woman who finally found peace and a comfortable happiness, suddenly finds she can love again with a happiness she never knew. Love though can’t be without many bumps and setbacks as Sabrina’s reminds us again.
As I read her book, I was cheering for her hoping she would take that leap once again with Grayson.
Ms. Steel has a beautiful style of writing that has endured from my early life and I continue to love over the years.

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Happiness by Danielle Steel


Happiness is a short novel from Danielle Steel. Like many other Steel novels, much of the focus is on the need for connections. In Happiness, the main characters seem completely unaware of how lonely they really are, until they meet and recognize that their lives have been lonely, but quite suddenly, they are happy to be together. They both fill their lives with work as a way to escape their loneliness. Happiness is about the need to choose happiness, not just to exist, going from day to day.

There is much to enjoy in this novel, but it is actually too brief. Steel readers know that eventually she will tie together all the important storylines and provide a happy ending. However, for readers, the journey toward that happy ending is more important than the actual happy ending. In a real sense, readers in Happiness are cheated on that journey. The end of Happiness is rushed, which was a disappointment. I did enjoy this novel. I did wish there was a bit more.

I predict that Danielle Steel readers will enjoy this novel. Thank you to Danielle Steel and to her publishers, Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Delacorte Press, for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review. The comments above reflect that honesty.. Thank you also to NetGalley for making it so easy to access this novel.

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Danielle Steel produces many books every year and I will read every one of them. She has a formula that works and keeps herself on the bestseller lists. This story is about an author, Sabrina Brooks, that's leading a contented life after having to fight to get this life. She discovers one day that she has inherited an estate in England that she knows next to nothing about. With some convincing she goes to visit and see the estate. While she's there some of her family's secrets are unlocked and she gets a different perspective. She also meets someone and falls in love, but how will this work with him living in England and her living in America? Could she make her life in England? Could he live in America? They explore these options until something drives them apart. Will they stay apart forever? Will she find a new love? All of the answers are found in this satisfyingly quick read. As always it was enjoyable and I give special thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for allowing me to read this ARC in return for my honest review.

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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. Sabrina is enjoying her quiet life as a writer. Her world is turned upside down when she gets a call from a lawyer from London. Her parents were not the greatest. She sets out on an adventure that will change her quiet life. I enjoyed this book.

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This novel was so good!! I am never disappointed with a Danielle Steel novel. The characters are well developed, and the places make you feel like you are there with them. I loved the story, and the line Happiness is a choice. I loved the choices the characters made to find their true happiness. Thanks to #NetGalley for the ARC!
I highly recommend it.

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