His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O'Connor, have problems of their own. Mark's wife of 16 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. The Cottage is transformed - music blasts from every corner, teenagers on skateboards crash into vintage cars, and a never-ending parade of young starlets streams in and out to visit Coop.
Amid 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 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.
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. 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. 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.
©2002 Danielle Steel; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
I enjoy all of David Garrison's narrations, but this story is one of my favorites.
Danielle Steel relates touching and hilarious life situations in The Cottage and David Garrison is very easy to listen to...one of my favorites.
Daniel Steel is a craftswoman at creating her characters. She brings them alive and makes the listener care about them. However from now on I will only get the abridged versions of her books because her plots are very obvious and it takes her FOREVER to get to the next step. Not something to get if you want to stay awake.
Loved every moment. Great characters and storyline. Loved the amazing description of the cottage and the ambiance of the property...I wish I could go there...well, thanks for the vision. This book was awesome.
Lover of Snoop
I loved the storyline and the characters , but no I would not recommend it..
Relationship subjects are always interesting to me, it's like having a view into someone's personal life ( fly on the wall, if you will) Very educational to see relationships unfold.
It took a long time to get to the point I had figured out how the relationships at the cottage would evolve
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