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A gleaming Rolls-Royce convertible pulls through the gates of the magnificent Bel Air estate known as The Cottage. The driver 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 he's in for a major surprise. He's broke. With no major roles coming his way, Coop is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of renting out the gatehouse and part of the main house.

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.

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Love this book...

Have you listened to any of David Garrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoy all of David Garrison's narrations, but this story is one of my favorites.

Any additional comments?

Danielle Steel relates touching and hilarious life situations in The Cottage and David Garrison is very easy to listen to...one of my favorites.

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The Cottage is a great escape

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.

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Always Love A Happy Ending

Glad Coop made the decision he made in the end. All well, ends well . . . . . . .

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OK but not great, she really drags a story out

OK but not great, she really drags a story out would not recommend to anybody

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narrator great.

Ending was predictable, but not until very late in the book. a good sit down and listen no stress book.

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The Cottage

A love story of 3 couples who find love with people they wouldn't have thought they would.

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Pay for but they can't download.

This is bullshit , Why is this happening all the time. Well, I know not to purchase from you because you don't get the merchandise.





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Loved

I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I haven't read one of her books in quite some time, & I am looking forward to reading my next novel of hers

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As fate would have it.

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.

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good book

it has thrilling and some suspense. it has been a enjoyable book. great book and its great