#1 New York Times bestselling authorDanielle Steel follows a talented and creative woman as
she launches her first television series, helping to recruit
an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga
to the screen.
Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely
respected read followed by fans across the country. She
loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the
time they spend together. But after two marriages, she
prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a
Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television
producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything
changes. Inspired by the true story of her own indomitable
grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. And
when she shares her work with Zack, he is impressed and
decides to make this his next big-budget project.
Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of
actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life.
A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter.
A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A
reclusive grande dame from Hollywood’s Golden Age. A
sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. L.A.’s
latest “bad boy” actor, whose affairs are setting the city
on fire. An unknown ingénue with outsized talent. And a
rugged, legendary leading man. As secrets are shared, the
cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of
this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the
greatest challenge a mother could ever know.
The strength of women—across generations and among friends,
colleagues, and family—takes center stage in this
irresistible novel, as all-too-real people find the courage
to persevere in life’s drama of heartbreak and joy.