Saturday, April 4, 2009

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
Description: Coco Barrington has always felt like the daughter that didn't quite meet up to expectations. Her father was a famous agent to the stars. Her mother is a very famous author. And her sister, Jane, is a famous producer. What does Coco do - she is a dog walker.

Coco's life is perfect for her though. Even if she doesn't have the fame and wealth she has everything she wants. She lets her family walk all over her and while she isn't ok with it - she deals. When Jane asks Coco to house sit - Coco can't say no. That is when she meets famous actor Leslie Baxter. Leslie is using Jane's house to hide out and stay out of the paparazzi's eye. When he meets Coco he can't help but feel like she is unlike any other woman he has met before.

But living in the public eye is something Coco has never been comfortable with - and being with Leslie means she will have to get used to it. Can Coco be accepted by him and her family?

I really love how Danielle Steel books are more about relationships then romance. There is usually some sort of love interest in the book - but you spend way more time on the character of the main person in the book and how they interact with those around them then you do on the love portion of the story.

I also enjoyed the thought of seeing things from the person involved with a celebrity's point of view. I have to admit that while I don't go out and buy OK magazine or any sort of other magazine like that - I do enjoy following the gossip blogs on the internet. Having pictures of stars as they go about their daily life is intriguing (a window into a life you just don't have). But the idea that paparazzi has gotten so out of control that it is dangerous is scary. Many times you aren't just hurting the one person - you are hurting many. It definitely has something to do with the wealth involved in taking these sort of pictures.

What genre would you consider this?
Family Dynamics


1 comment:

Darlene said...

I have always loved listening to Danielle Steel's novels on audio. They just really relate well to listen to. I'll have to see if this one is at the library yet. My favorite book of hers is still The Promise. It's very old--have you ever read it?