THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by Melissa De La Cruz – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex & Eliza, Melissa De La Cruz  comes a return to adult fiction. THE BIRTHDAY GIRL (Dutton) is centered around a mysterious woman’s birthday celebration—and what it reveals about her past.

Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs.

At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women’s wear; and a glamorous circle of friends.

Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside—Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn’t the first of her birthday parties that hasn’t gone as planned. Something happened on the night of her sweet sixteenth. Something she’s tried hard to forget.

But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie’s secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night.

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Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages. Her more than thirty books have also topped the USA TodayWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Timesbestseller lists and have been published in over twenty countries.

She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English.

Melissa de la Cruz lives in West Hollywood, California with her husband and daughter.

http://www.melissa-delacruz.com

We have one copy of THE BIRTHDAY GIRL to giveaway. Just tell us about the best birthday you’ve ever celebrated. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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52 thoughts on “THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by Melissa De La Cruz – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway

  1. Last year’s birthday was my best birthday. My sister and her son’s birthday are on October 28. My birthday is October 30. My sister’s other son’s birthday is November 2. We had a family get together on October 27. We had a wonderful lunch and had cake. It was my last birthday with my dad still with us. He passed away on November 4, 2018. I think that it is why it was my best birthday.

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  2. My best birthday was when I was 8, and we got to go behind-the-scenes at the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey circus.

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  3. My best Birthday is always the one I am currently celebrating because it means I have made it to another year.

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  4. The best birthday was any of them growing up. My mom made my favorite chocolate cake with handwritten “Happy Birthday” and my age.

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    1. I guess my favorite would have to be my 21st because my parents threw a big surprise party for me!

      Thanks!

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  5. My best birthday so far was a river rafting trip with 10 girlfriends! Lots of laughs and a great time. My birthday is August 29th and I’m a Summer Adventure girl!

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  6. The year we got married my birthday was two days before we got married. After the wedding we flew to Barbados for our honeymoon quite the birthday celebration,

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  7. My best birthday was when my husband got airline tickets to fly 2 of our daughters to San Antonio to be with us on Thanksgiving and celebrate at Maggiano’s with turkey, all the fixings, and pasta dishes too! My birthday sometimes falls on Thanksgiving!

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  8. Wow…I’ve been wanting to read this! I love a good mystery with secrets. All my birthdays have been nice when I’ve been surrounded by family and friends. One special one was when I got to spend it with my cousins in Florida. They put so much thought into it because it was the first birthday I had ever spent with them.

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  9. Every birthday is special to me. I’m just happy to be here to spend time with my wonderful grandchildren.

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  10. The best birthday I remember is the year I turned 17 I think it was and I went to my first male review show with my mom… I had a blast and when we got in the door my mom ran ahead and got us seats right on the runway.

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  11. I have celebrated my birthday for the last 16 years with a trip to New Orleans for Jazz Fest with my husband and our best friends!

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  12. Going out of state to visit a place I have never been. Very entertaining & educational. Learned a lot about myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  13. My husband had a surprise 80th birthday party for me in the private room of a very nice restaurant. He had invited my family and some neighbors. The surprise that it it over the top was the fact that he had paid for my daughter and her family to fly in from Florida. This was such a shock because they had relocated to Florida after living in France for 3 years and had just arrived in Florida the day before my birthday. It took me several minutes to realize they were at the party even though they were standing front and center. I still tear up when I think about this beautiful memory.

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  14. My best birthday was my recent 60th this past January and the trip I took in May with 4 of my best Girlfriends, we went to Grand Cayman and had a blast! Nothing better than spending time with your Girlfriends!

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  15. My best birthday ever is when my late husband threw me a surprise 50th birthday party with 50 friends and family. Thanks for this amazing chance.

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  16. I think my best one will be this year as I’ll be in Nashville! We have a fun ‘say yes to the dress’ weekend planned with my future daughter in law and her mom and maid of honor!

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  17. My best birthday was when I received a beautiful dancing ballerina music box from my parents. In a few years I’ll pass that music box to my granddaughter who was named after the my mother.

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  18. I always took a vacation day from work on my birthday and go fishing with my late husband out in the boat. He would grill steaks and fix sides to eat. Those were special birthday memories.

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  19. My 31st Birthday when we got a private room at a sushi restaurant. As you get older it gets harder to get everyone together, but we all came together that night…and everyone came from out of town!

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  20. My best birthday was the year my favorite football team , Tennessee Vols, played in the SEC game. I went with my mom and had a blast. They lost but we still had fun! 🧡🧡

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  21. My birthday is so close to Christmas that it’s rare that I get to celebrate the way I want with so much going on during that time, but last year, I took the day off and read all day long. That was the best.

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  22. My best birthday was my 30th. I had always wanted to have my first child before my 30th birthday. My precious firstborn arrived 6 weeks before my 30th birthday which was spent at home cuddling him.

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  23. Probably my 11th birthday. I was born on 11/11, so we called it my double golden birthday and I got to have a slumber party with all of my friends. It was a lot of fun!

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