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Summary

In Danielle Steel's stunning novel, modern relationships come together, fall apart, and are reinvented over time, proving that age is just a number.

Eileen was happy to set aside her own dreams to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul's late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. On the brink of 40 and wondering what she's going to do with the rest of her life, is it too late to start over? 

Meanwhile, as Paul is thrust back into the role of suburban fatherhood, his girlfriend, Olivia, is in Manhattan, struggling to find herself in the shadow of her mother, a famous actress, and her grandmother, a fiercely independent 92-year-old artist. With their unique brands of advice ringing in her head, Olivia takes a major step, expanding her art gallery business internationally. Seeing her mother pursue old dreams, and even find new love, Olivia realizes that there is so much she must learn about herself before committing her life to someone else. 

Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams as well. She's off to Paris to attend a Cordon Bleu cooking school. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her. 

At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover. In this surprising, illuminating novel, Danielle Steel gives us a warmhearted portrait of people driven by their emotions, life experiences, and loyalties, who realize that it's never too late to turn a new page, and start again.

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Brilliant

loved the book from start to finish a great read I would recommend the book

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loved it.

another fantastic Danielle Steel book, proving age is really just a number. very enjoyable listen

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Nice and easy read

Narrator was great story was ok too many characters not one of my best would not listen again

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Not one of her best.

I love Danielle Steel. I’ve listened to all of her books and recently she’s been even more prolific, publishing six a year. She has a talent for producing absorbing family stories and feel good endings. This one is ok but not one of my favourites. A quick listen with a brilliant narrator, but lacking something. Too many characters perhaps, so that I couldn’t warm to anybody that much. Nevertheless this story kept me company and although I won’t be revisiting “the numbers game” I am already looking forward to the next DS novel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-20

Age is only a number

Loved this story. It reminds you you can get through any of life’s challenges no matter what your age.

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  • Renee
  • 07-03-20

The Numbers Game

The story here started off nicely. As I continued to listen, I thought I’d read it before; but only because of some of the same story situations sounded familiar to other pre reads. Soon after moving on, the book became more interesting and I was happy that the story went in an unpredictable way. A good read.

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  • Lynda Richards
  • 25-04-20

NUMBERS GAME

Wonderful story - loved it. Again, anything Danielle Steel writes is awesome! She is such an great writer. LOVED IT!

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  • ilia
  • 03-01-21

good book

it was a good book I enjoyed it I like books like these when I need a break from my long books.

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  • Barbara Thompson
  • 06-11-20

Stuck together

This was two books jammed together. I doubt they were written by the same people. It was Hum drum goes to Paris. The narration was the only thing that saved the book.

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  • Harry Lerro
  • 05-10-20

Really good story line. Vintage Danielle Steele.

Really good story line. Vintage Danielle Steele. Predictable but entertaining. Not too many dark moments, easy listening.

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  • 25-09-20

Too Cheesy

I don't like how everything turns out wonderful for everyone. You only learn about the surface level of the characters

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  • Sheila S
  • 26-07-20

Vintage Danielle Steel

Yes, it's corny and rooted in fantasy. But the storyline engaged me from the very beginning until almost the end. Another guilty pleasure!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-06-20

The Numbers Game

Loved it! Very good story. Danielle Steel always has good stories. Keeps me interested and wanting to read the end.

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  • Nancy Sample
  • 14-06-20

Not good at all

Weak characters, and story. No substance or diversity!! Disappointing and very old fashioned. Get in the 21st century