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One Day at a Time Danielle Steel celebrates families of every stripe in her compelling new novel a tale of three very different couples who struggle and survive, love, laugh, and learn to take life Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family, her last name loaded with expectations Her mother is a mega bestselling author who writes under the name of Florence Flowers and her sister, Jane, is one of Hollywood s top producers They re not your typical family by any means Jane has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years, in a solid, loving relationship Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty four years her junior And Coco, a law school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for the artsy northern California beach town of BolinasBut when Coco reluctantly agrees to dog sit in Jane s luxurious home, she soon discovers how much things can change in just a matter of days It turns out Jane s house comes complete with an unexpected houseguest Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down to earth British actor who s fleeing a psycho ex girlfriend Their worlds couldn t be different The attraction couldn t be immediate Suddenly Coco is seeing things differently Leslie is not just a celebrity, he s a single dad to an adorable six year old girl Her mother is not just a self centered walking advertisement for great cosmetic surgery, she s a woman in love, with vulnerability and new insight And Jane and Liz are about to take the bravest plunge of all into parenthood As Coco contemplates a future with one of Hollywood s hottest stars, as her mother and sister settle into their lives, old wounds are healed and new familes are formed some traditional, some not so traditional, but all bonded by loveWith wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel s new novel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples Funny, sexy, and wise, One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought provoking, and utterly impossible to put down


About the Author: Danielle Steel

Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one orof Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,



10 thoughts on “One Day at a Time

  1. Sharon Sharon says:

    Coco Barrington was born into a Hollywood lifestyle Her mother was a bestselling romance novelist and her father who died from a stroke four years ago was a literary dramatic agent And Coco s sister, Jane is a really successful fi


  2. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    While I did enjoy this for the most part, I found some bits were repetitive Almost like the author had forgotten that they had already said the exact same thing a few pages back, just in different words Despite this I did still enjoy the


  3. Diana Hockley Diana Hockley says:

    I haven t read a Danielle Steel novel for many years and having been given this one, decided to give it a go I was extremely disappointed The opportunity to make this an exciting love story was passed by and a bland, uninteresting, repetitious ef


  4. Jt Jt says:

    Did not like this book It was just a shallow read and I could easily predict the outcome Wasted my money on this one.


  5. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    OK, embarrassed to mention that I even read this What happened was, I finished the book I took on holiday with me last week and I found that the hotel had a small library Problem was, almost all the books were in Greek This was about the only English book that I


  6. Donna Donna says:

    lRead this for ARRT genre study Hated it The thing that amazes me most about this book was the list of other books by this author Who is reading this cr p The story itself could have been mildly interesting but the writing was so awful that every few paragraphs I notice


  7. Jenna Jenna says:

    Only made it about 40 pages into this one and already I felt as though I could predict the whole story.kind of a cheesy love story right from the start Don t get me wrong, I like a good love story but this was just not my style.


  8. Maggie Maggie says:

    I was so surprised how much I didn t like this book I ve not read Danielle Steele before, I tried reading Rogue but couldn t finish it I can t put my finger on why I couldn t get in to this book, it was like she was saying the same thing over and over again Coco is a hippie.Coco is JUS


  9. Vicki Vicki says:

    Oh my I don t know what possessed me to read another Danielle Steel novel Maybe I forgot how syrupy and unrealistic they are or maybe I am too realistic to enter the world of Danielle Steel This was a book I picked up free at a book exchange and I thought I was in the mood for romance, but qui


  10. Laurel-Rain Laurel-Rain says:

    When Colette Coco Barrington was growing up, she was surrounded by the Hollywood lifestyle, with her father in the movie business and her mother a mega bestselling author It is no surprise that her older sister Jane also grows up to join the movie game as a top producer.But Coco wants nothing to do wi


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