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One Day at a Time | [Danielle Steel]

One Day at a Time

With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples. One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought provoking, and utterly impossible to put down.
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Publisher's Summary

Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family: her mother Florence is a mega-best-selling author, and her sister Jane is one of Hollywood's top producers. Jane has lived with her partner, Liz, for 10 years, in a solid relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man 24 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 Bolinas.

When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit in Jane's luxurious home, 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 more different. The attraction couldn't be more 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 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 families are formed - all bonded by love.

With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples. One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought provoking, and utterly impossible to put down.

©2009 Danielle Steel; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Gordon Richfield, UT, USA 06-09-09
    Gordon Richfield, UT, USA 06-09-09 Member Since 2007
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    "one day at a time"

    Holy cow what a disaster...probably the worst book i have ever listened to. The ultimate "chick flick". WOW what a disaster.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Maha Bali Egypt 04-25-09
    Maha Bali Egypt 04-25-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Difficult to finish"

    I am having difficulty finishing this book. I read some of Steel's books when I was younger, and really liked some of them (e.g. "Loving") but not others (e.g. "The Promise"). This one was boring and repetitive - you would have one character complaining about something over and over and over and over... I am not sure where the story is going. I am half-way through, and if it wasn't for the pleasantness and sweetness of the narrator I would not even attempt to finish it

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Connie OMAHA, NE, United States 10-20-09
    Connie OMAHA, NE, United States 10-20-09 Member Since 2007
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    "One book at a Time"

    Danielle does not disappoint once again!
    She continues to provide us with an enjoyable story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    04-17-09
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    "One day at a time"

    Steel writes as if she is talking to children. I could hardly get through the book. First and last time I will get her books. It's boring and insulting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    03-16-09
    03-16-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story"

    I liked all of the characters in the book and was glad to see that each of them had a happy ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tinga Arlington, TX, United States 07-16-10
    Tinga Arlington, TX, United States 07-16-10
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    "WOW!!!"

    Brilliant doesn't even come close to describing this book, narrator was great too. Danielle Steel!!! THE BEST AUTHOR EVER hands down!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    07-23-09
    07-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Lacks Imagination"

    A silly, sappy, predictable love story with shallow one-dimensional characters. The conflicts between characters are contrived and there is no real tension. The narrator's voice is cringe-worthy in some sections.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Grinnell, IA, United States 04-13-09
    Karen Grinnell, IA, United States 04-13-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The Usual...sappy romance!"

    I haven't read a Danielle Steele novel in about 20 years, used to love them for a quick read. I picked this one for something in the car, and apparently my tastes have changed. The storyline is good, regular, sappy love story but didn't like all the "sidetrips" the author takes while telling the story. There seem to be many spots, she is narrating the story, then goes off to give more details on something about one of the characters that is too much information, so it makes the reading a little monotonous. If you like this genre, then you will probably like this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-08-09
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-08-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Not bad..."

    Although the leading female character is a bit of a wimp, this book wasn't bad overall. The male lead character was endearing. Strong supporting characters added to the story. Good narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy United States 12-10-13
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    "Boring & too predictable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was WAY too predictable. No excitement.


    Has One Day at a Time turned you off from other books in this genre?

    possibly


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Didn't like the man reading the story. He didn't do the woman's voices justice.


    Do you think One Day at a Time needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO


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    "Dick Van Dyke Accents Ahoy!"

    OK, ignoring the fact that the guy does a really bad English accent - this is a nice, wee, romance. A daughter from a famous LA family prefers to live out of the limelight, but when she falls for a major movie star, there is not a lot she can do to avoid the press.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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