The Cottage

Written by:
Danielle Steel
Narrated by:
David Garrison

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2002
9 hours 34 minutes
#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.

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. 

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.

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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This isn't a bad book, but with three main characters, the emphasis was on one and the other two became supporting characters. I'm not sure if this was a result of the abridgement, but I really felt the other two characters deserved their story to be told a little more in depth.

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Lea C.

Dumb book. It was a waste of my money. It was like looking at life thru rose-coloured glasses...Will not recommend this book.

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Karen Littau

This is was a very attention holding book and I had a hard time not just sitting and listening to the book in one sitting. Would recommend it to anyone. Good listening.

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Angela Jones

I enjoyed this book. I love Danielle Steel she creates characters that you can bond with and root for.

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