HAPPY BIRTHDAY is yet another triumph from the incomparable CHRISTINA JONES. It is the 5th book in the magical village series which began with Hubble Bubble and continued through Seeing Stars, Love Potions and Heaven Sent. All are wonderful and the standard just keeps getting better and better. While each story stands alone, if you do read them in order you derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment, meeting up with some familiar characters as well as meeting new ones who will swiftly join the favourite ranks. As usual, Ms Jones brings her unique humour and warmth to Happy Birthday, as well as the superb mix of characters young and old. Phoebe is an adorable heroine, picking herself up from one of life's cruel blows, moving on and finding that life is still worthwhile and love is still possible. Rocky is a gorgeous hero, misunderstood, rebuilding his life after a selfless act of bravery and finally getting the rewards he deserves. Ms Jones introduces us to the wonderful world of Twilights with its superb cast of residents and splendidly appalling owners!! There is so much scope here and I hope we see much of Twilights in future books. This is a book that delivers in every way and is full of emotion, laughter, tears, warmth and sheer joy. I never wanted it to end - and once it did, I had to read it again, something that happens with every Christina Jones book. If you want a book that will make you laugh and cry and laugh again and make you feel good to be alive, then Happy Birthday is for you. Brilliantly clever observations and the kind of characters you care so much about and wish were your friends, make this another very special book from Christina Jones. As ever, I cannot wait for the next instalment in this truly magical series. A joy, a triumph and a must-read book. It deserves to follow on the heels of past books in this series in winning awards and nominations by the bucket-load.