"From the Hardcover edition."
|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||May 2010|
|Number of Pages:||498|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.16|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.36 x 1.09 x 8.54|
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors with over 430 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: "The House on Hope Street", "The Wedding", "Irresistible Forces", "Granny Dan", "Bittersweet", "Mirror Image", "The Klone & I", "The Long Road Home", "The Ghost", "Special Delivery", "The Ranch", & other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of "His Bright Light", the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death. Her latest novel is entitled Southern Lights.
A freelance writer who turns out short stories and soap opera scripts, Tanya Harris is the mother of three children--Jason 18, and Megan and Molly, 17-year-old fraternal twins--and wife of a successful San Francisco lawyer. She adores both her husband and her life as a stay-at-home mom; there have been no upsets in her marriage or with the kids. Then one night her agent calls, informing her that a well-known director wants her to write the script for his new feature film in California.
Tanya's first reaction is definitely to say no, but her husband persuades her that this is her big opportunity in Hollywood. She unenthusiastically takes the job, planning to work in Hollywood during the week and return home on weekends. Predictably, her husband begins an affair with her widowed best friend and next-door neighbor, and Tanya herself has a romantic interest in the producer. Her picture-perfect life begins to unravel rapidly, but Tanya finds a new man, things work out with her children, and of course she wins an Academy Award. Recommended for those who love Steel.
- Carol Stern, Glen Cove P.L., NY
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Tanya Harris is thrilled to be ensconced in Bungalow 2, writing a screenplay as hotshot actors and a famed producer swirl about. But what does this mean for the husband and daughters she has left behind?
Danielle Steel takes us beyond the dazzle of Hollywood in her compelling new novel—the story of one woman’s journey from suburban mom to award-winning screenwriter... and all the joy, heartbreak, and challenges along the way.
The phone call came on a hot July day—a day like any other for Marin County mom and freelance writer Tanya Harris. But this call—from Tanya’s agent—was anything but ordinary, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay, a dream she had put aside long ago to devote her energies to her family. This time, Tanya knows she cannot refuse, even though she’s torn about leaving her husband and their daughters. From the moment she steps into her lush bungalow at the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel, Tanya is thrust into an intoxicating new world where she feels reborn—energized by the creativity swirling around her—yet the pull of her family at home is strong.
Suddenly she’s working alongside A-list actors and a Hollywood legend: Oscar-winning producer Douglas Wayne, a man who always gets what he wants–and who seems to have his sights set on her. Flying home between shoots, struggling to reconnect with a family that seems to need her less and less, Tanya watches helplessly as her old life is pulled out from under her in the most crushing of ways.
As her two lives collide, as one award-winning film leads to another, Tanya begins to wonder if she can be a wife, a mother, and a writer at the same time. And just as she confronts the toughest choice she has faced, she is offered another dazzling opportunity—one that could recast her story in an amazing new direction, complete with an ending she never could have written herself.
In Bungalow 2, Danielle Steel takes us into a world few ever see—a world of fame and fortune, celebrity and genius–daring to show us the real lives, real dreams, and real struggles hidden beneath the flash and glitter of Hollywood.
From the Hardcover edition.
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