Book starts out very slow
Not a typical Danielle Steel novel
Does not disappoint about half way through
Good story just slow getting started
Another great book by Danielle Steel. She captivates our hearts as she introduces the star studded world of Hollywood producers and actors. Her words are descriptive. I could not put this book down! As always, I wait anxiously for her next novel.
Really a good read. Even though you are pretty sure what is going to happen, you have to turn the page to make sure that's the way it did happen! Very much enjoyed it!
Great read. Couldn't put the book down. I got lost in her world which is all about a book... Can't wait to read another of Danielle Steel's!
I really enjoyed this book, Danielle Steel tends to write the same story over and over, but for some reason this one stood out to me.
A bit of a disappointment. Like many of her newer books, this book seems to rely on old plotlines with new characters, rather than entirely new ideas. I felt like the ending was very rushed.
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 Bevery Hills Hotel, Tanya is thrust into an intoxicating new world where she feels reborn--engerized by the creativity swirling around her--yet the pull of her family at home is strong.
Suddenly 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 reconnects 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.
As her two lives collide, as one award-winning fild leads to another, Tayna 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 and ending she never could have written herself.
In Bungalow 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.
Okay...very typical Danielle Steel....predictable, nothing in real life would EVER happen like this....but enjoyable for a "vacation" form real life!
coming from the Los Angeles area I could keep up with the locations described in this book. It was easy to follow for a book on CD
This audio cd was a good fun and emotional story from beginning to end... At first i thought it was weird that a man was narrating the story since the main character is a woman, but he did a great job actually!!! And it made sense since all the other characters in the story (other than the main characters twin daughters) are all men...
A good juicy story about a suburban california mom from a "perfect family" that is offered an amount of money that only a fool would refuse to write a screenplay for a movie...She reluctantly decides to go to LA to write the screenplay since it has always been a dream of hers & the money will allow her family a limitless amount of financial security. She expects that although she will miss her family terribly that the experience will overall be a good one - she never expected her whole life to change as drasticly as it does though!! I was definitly rooting for this woman throughout the story, she is very likeable!! I would definitly reccomend this to anyone who needs some good entertainment during a long flight or car ride!
It was a good book overall! It had some moments that it took me a minute to get through because I kept setting it down. I love Danielle steel and this really was a pretty great book! I enjoyed it!
A typical Danielle Steel novel. Different characters, but a very predictable plot.
This is a great book! A very fun read, a wife and mother heads to L.A. to pursue her dreams of writing a screenplay. I won't tell anymore, but I was guessing until the end!
Totally predictable and boring.
i agree with sharon h.'s review, this book was pretty predictable & sort of unrealistic. the first half i enjoyed but then i got bored and it just got pretty corny. I would definitely call this book typical "chick lit" (no offense intended)
Great read. Couldn't put the book down.
The Hollywood offer was too good to refuse, but freelance writer Tanya Harris realized that it was also fraught with risks. Accepting the screenwriting job meant that the 42-year-old Marin County mom would be separated for long periods from her husband and her three teenage children. In time, her worries grow into bitter truths; her husband takes a lover and her relationships with her children endure predictable bumps. But her new role as a Tinsel Town scriptwriter also creates dazzling possibilities, including -- perhaps, just perhaps -- a happy ending. Vintage Danielle Steel.
Interesting to see how a Mom's career can alter a family when she has to travel and meet exciting, new people who are in the limelight in Hollywood.
I just finished this book, which was excellent, and good summer reading.
A fun light hearted story. Great for driving on a long trip. Entertaining and not as predictable as i would have thought.
This book picks you up and carries you right along with it. I couldn't put it down.