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The Cottage: A Novel by Danielle Steel
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The Cottage: A Novel (original 2002; edition 2003)

by Danielle Steel (Author)

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Actor Coop Winslow had a great life, a great job and a great house when he was younger, but growing older in the limelight as a Hollywood actor makes it difficult to maintain the life style that he had become accustomed to. Playing a gigolo and being one was starting to take its toll on his personal image as well as his bank account. Changes had to be made, but at Coops age, that's easier said than done.

Danielle Steel books always have such good romance stories, this one has about three in it. I very much enjoyed the twist that I actually didn't see coming. It's so nice to be surprised every once in awhile. ( )
  onyx95 | Oct 26, 2018 |
Nothing wrong with the story but didn't get round to listening to it.
  Carolinejyoung | Dec 16, 2016 |
I don't read all of Danielle Steel's anymore but I cut my voracious readers teeth on the all of her books! This one sounded right up my alley, she developed great characters and moved the plot around a lot, not a long book, but ver enjoyable. the end leaves everyone happy, shoot me, but there's nothing wrong with that! ( )
  mchwest | Dec 4, 2014 |
Nothing exciting. Fast, easy read ( )
  soosthemoose | Apr 17, 2014 |
It's a Danielle Steel. You know the plot, you know the characters will be set amongst the glitter of some or another ritzy setting -- but she manages to engage you with her characterizations and draw you into her stories like few other authors. Enjoyable, but don't expect it to last you too very long. ( )
  wareagle78 | Feb 16, 2014 |
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™In her fifty-fourth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of fame and friendship, charmed lives and private struggles...and of three very different men whose lives converge and collide at The Cottage.

On a sunny day in Hollywood, a gleaming Rolls-Royce convertible pulls through the gates of the magnificent estate known as The Cottage. Modeled after the “cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island, the spacious, elegant property, sitting on fourteen acres of lush Bel Air, fits its owner to a T. For the man behind the wheel of the Rolls is Hollywood’s ageless wonder, Cooper Winslow. A star of the silver screen for decades, a man whose allure to women is the stuff of legend, Coop exudes grace, charm, and old-fashioned style. But today Coop Winslow is in for a major surprise. He’s broke. And with no major roles coming his way, Coop is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of selling his beloved home of forty years, or at least renting out the gatehouse and part of the main house. A huge blow to Coop, whose debonair attitude allows him to escape reality much of the time.

His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O’Connor, are busy coping with problems of their own. Mark’s wife of sixteen years just walked out, and Jimmy recently lost his own wife to a devastating illness. But everything changes when Mark’s teenage son and daughter move in. Suddenly, The Cottage is transformed, with music blasting from every corner, teenagers on skateboards crashing into vintage cars, and a never-ending parade of young starlets streaming in and out to visit Coop.

But amid all the noise and the chaos, something unexpected is happening. Three men who never would have met are becoming friends...and each man finds himself changing in surprising ways, Coop most of all. Because beneath the dazzle and flash, the impeccably tailored suits and the sheer bravado, is a man trying to keep control of his carefully ordered world—a world that is becoming more and more unpredictable with each passing day.

First, a tabloid scandal erupts, threatening Coop’s budding romance with a wealthy debutante....A stranger approaches Coop with stunning news....A devastating accident almost claims the life of one of the housemates....And in the midst of it all, The Cottage welcomes a new houseguest with a secret of her own, who will change Coop’s life in unexpected ways. Because among the people who share his cottage and his life, Coop Winslow– loner, bachelor, movie star–may find the rarest of all opportunities: a chance to build a happiness he could never have dreamed of on his own, and to become the kind of human being he has never been.

Against a glittering backdrop of celebrity and glamour, Danielle Steel digs deeper to tell a story of friendship and love, tragedy and second chances...of the choices and unexpected turns of fate that can shape characters and lives.

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Coop Winslow, one of the last debonair bachelor actors, is forced to take in tenants when he finds himself broke with no prospects on the horizon, but in the midst of the chaos that arrives with Mark Friedman and Jimmy O'Connor, Coop finds friendship and a new chance at happiness.… (more)

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