Danielle Steel takes us beyond the dazzle of Hollywood in
her compelling new novel—the story of one woman’s journey
from suburban mom to award-winning screenwriter...and all
the joy, heartbreak, and challenges along the way.
The phone call came on a
hot July day—a day like any other for Marin County mom and
freelance writer Tanya Harris. But this call—from Tanya’s
agent—was anything but ordinary, offering a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to write a major
Hollywood screenplay, a dream she had put aside long ago to
devote her energies to her family. This time, Tanya knows
she cannot refuse, even though she’s torn about leaving her
husband and their daughters. From the moment she steps into
her lush bungalow at the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel, Tanya
is thrust into an intoxicating new world where she feels
reborn—energized by the creativity swirling around her—yet
the pull of her family at home is strong.
she’s working alongside A-list actors and a Hollywood
legend: Oscar-winning producer Douglas Wayne, a man who
always gets what he wants–and who seems to have his sights
set on her. Flying home between shoots, struggling to
reconnect with a family that seems to need her less and
less, Tanya watches helplessly as her old life is pulled out
from under her in the most crushing of ways.
two lives collide, as one award-winning film leads to
another, Tanya begins to wonder if she can be a wife, a
mother, and a writer at the same time. And just as she
confronts the toughest choice she has faced, she is offered
another dazzling opportunity—one that could recast her story
in an amazing new direction, complete with an ending she
never could have written herself.
2, Danielle Steel takes us into a world few ever see—a
world of fame and fortune, celebrity and genius–daring to
show us the real lives, real dreams, and real struggles
hidden beneath the flash and glitter of Hollywood.