By Danielle Steel
Danielle metal celebrates households of each stripe in her compelling novel—a story of 3 very assorted who fight and live on, love, chortle, and discover ways to take existence . . .
Coco Barrington was once born right into a mythical Hollywood relations. Her mom, Florence, is a mega-bestselling writer. Her sister, Jane, is one in every of Hollywood’s most sensible manufacturers and has lived along with her accomplice, Liz, for ten years in a fantastic, loving dating. Florence, widowed yet nonetheless radiant, has simply started a mystery romance with a guy twenty-four years her junior. yet Coco, a law-school dropout and the kinfolk black sheep, works as a puppy walker, having fled lifestyles within the highlight for an artsy Northern California seashore town.
When Coco reluctantly has the same opinion to house-sit for Jane, she discovers an unforeseen houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a speeding yet down-to-earth British actor who’s fleeing a psycho ex-girlfriend. Their worlds couldn’t be extra assorted. The appeal couldn’t be extra rapid. And as Coco contemplates a destiny with one in all Hollywood’s most well liked stars, as her mom and sister settle into their lives, previous wounds are healed and new households are formed—some conventional, a few now not so conventional, yet all bonded by means of love.
With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel’s novel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of 3 strange yet splendidly actual undefined. humorous, horny, and wise, One Day at a Time is instantaneously relocating, thought-provoking, and totally very unlikely to place down.
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He received out of the gondola first and pulled her out, yet there has been already a wall of photographers among them and the inn, and Leslie knew he must holiday via it to get her to security. She was once simply stepping onto the dock, while certainly one of them reached out in their boat and grabbed her ankle and pulled tough to prevent her. She screamed and fell again into the gondola, and approximately fell into the water. Leslie appeared down at her in desperation, stepped again into the boat himself, lifted her out, and ran to safeguard with Coco in his fingers. His years of rugby as a tender guy served him good, he broke in the course of the barrier of our bodies and bumped into the resort with the paparazzi on his heels. The doorman and a fleet of safety and bellmen attempted to prevent the group following them, and there has been a melee of our bodies and fists within the foyer as Leslie actually ran up the steps with Coco in his hands. one of many safeguard males with a glance of grave problem. “Are you o.k., sir? ” he requested as Leslie checked out Coco and lightly set her on her toes outdoors his suite because the safety safeguard allow them to in. They have been either out of breath and Coco used to be shaking violently from head to foot, and there has been blood all over the place her coat and Leslie’s jacket. She had minimize herself while one in all them had grabbed her ankle and he or she fell again into the boat. “Get a physician! ” Leslie acknowledged tersely because the safety defend left the room instantly to discover one. sooner than he left, he guaranteed them that there will be guards outdoor their room all evening, and he may name a physician and the police. He acknowledged he was once very sorry. Leslie lightly led Coco to a chair and bumped into the rest room to get a towel. He lightly helped her take off her coat as she winced, and observed that her arm used to be at a foul attitude. He didn’t say it, yet he was once definite that it was once damaged. “Oh God, darling…I’m so sorry…I by no means thought…we must have long past someplace else…or stayed here…” He used to be nearly in tears, and she or he used to be crying. He took her in his fingers and held her as she shook violently and stated no longer a be aware. He may possibly inform from the glance on her face she was once in surprise. He simply sat there and rocked her as she cried, and advised her he enjoyed her, till the health care professional got here. Leslie defined to him what had occurred, and the physician tested her as lightly as he might. there have been the beginnings of a bad bruise on her again the place she were slammed into the wall earlier than they reached the boat. The minimize she had gotten on her hand wanted seven stitches, and her wrist used to be damaged. Leslie felt ailing while the general practitioner instructed him. He gave Coco a shot to numb her hand sooner than he stitched it up, one other shot to sedate her, and a tetanus shot. She used to be groggy while the orthopedic health practitioner got here, and set her wrist in a small fiberglass forged. Neither healthcare professional desired to chance taking her to the clinic and exposing her to the mob back. The orthopedist stated he had visible a number of paparazzi lurking open air, even supposing there have been none within the foyer. the protection had thrown them out. The medical professionals stated that her wrist and hand could damage for a couple of days, yet they cleared her to commute.