Author: Danielle Steel
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. Bungalow 2 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. 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 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. As her 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. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Danielle Steel
A marriage falls apart when the wife becomes a screen writer and lives in Hollywood during the week.
Author: Sarah Jio
A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting. In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war. A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.
Author: Christie Ridgway
Publisher: HQN Books
Combat medic Vance honors his promise to a dying officer by taking the man's adult daughter Layla on vacation to a beach house and tries to resist the woman's advances.
Author: Julie Meulemans
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Meredith Singler is an unconventional West Coast beauty. Graduating at the top of her class from Stanford University, Meredith returns to her hometown of Portland, Oregon to establish herself in the world of publishing. She reconnects with a college acquaintance, who introduces her to the man of her dreams, but also to the corrupt world of international terrorism. The twists and turns that follow ultimately take Meredith to the quaint town of Larkspur, California where she seeks the solace in the Zen energy of Marin County. While the Bay Area delivers creative opportunities for Meredith and her family, the move does not come without a series of shocking events, as the past from which she left behind catches up with her. Larkspur Bungalow is an inspiring, funny, sexy, heartbreaking thrill ride with chilling moments that will cause the reader to wonder if those who pass away continue to remain in our world.
American Bungalow Style
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
More than three hundred full-color photographs present a wide range of these turn-of-the-century architectural gems, offering a wealth of ideas and creative suggestions for restoring and decorating historic homes. 15,500 first printing.
Author: Lynn Freed
In 1975, after ten years away from her South African past, Ruth Frank encounters liberal maverick Hugh Stillington and a new South Africa and, when Hugh is murdered, she must deal with a new legacy
The story of Rumpole's first client follows the fledgling barrister's participation in the trial of a man accused of murdering his father and a friend with a German pistol, a case that established Rumpole's career.
Author: Diane Maddex
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
More than three hundred full-color photographs showcase the charming appeal of the bungalow style of design, featuring a variety of stylistic treatments--from Colonial Revival to Craftsman to Tudor--that exemplify the best in decorating for bungalow bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and baths. 15,000 first printing.
Practical, convenient and attractive, the American bungalow has long been popular among families looking for affordable residences. This handy reference, originally published by a New York firm, displays a variety of handsome bungalows built in the early 1920s from Maine to California. Included are illustrations of charming bungalows for a small family, a farm bungalow with a novel siding treatment, a stucco bungalow design, a chalet in Los Angeles, and other models. Interior photographs display such cozy elements as a massive stone fireplace, hardwood beamed ceilings and trim, and other enticing features. Unabridged republication of "Beautiful Bungalows, originally published by "Building Age and The Builders' Journal, New York, 1923. 43 double-page spreads of halftones and line illustrations.
Reprint of rare architects' catalog includes elevations, floor plans, interior sketches for dozens of authentic bungalow designs. Detailed descriptions of special features, dimensions, costs, etc. 231 black-and-white illustrations.
Author: Christian Gladu
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
The Arts & Crafts movement popularized more than a century ago is currently enjoying a revival--and with good reason. Finally, the "lowly" bungalow, once considered too small and style-starved, is gaining popularity as new bungalow communities crop up across the nation. With its emphasis on handcrafted beauty, quality workmanship, and respect for natural materials, today's bungalow style offers friendly streetscapes and sensible, ecologically oriented homes that work for modern families. Bungalow Plans contains house plans that may be modest in size by today's standards, but integrate the style and timeless charm of the past with a modern point of view.
Author: Danielle Steel
After four years of college, Princess Christianna is determined not to return to the stiff, formal lifestyle of her father's court and persuades her father to allow her to volunteer for the Red Cross in East Africa.
Author: Danielle Steel
While investigating allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Alix Phillips interviews Olympia Foster, the widow of one of America's most admired senators, which brings Alix, and her cameraman Ben Chapman, to the attention of an adversary more sinister than they imagined.
Author: Danielle Steel
Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them. Sheltered yet restless, responsible beyond her years yet hungering for experience, Audrey is hopelessly bound until she herself makes the daring decision to leave. As the 1930s unfold, alone, camera in hand, she will shock friends and outrage family as she plunges headlong into the wider world. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the luxurious Queen Mary, Audrey meets James and Violet Hawthorne, who will draw her into a sophisticated circle of artists and expatriates. And it is they who will introduce her to Charles Parker-Scott, in who Audrey will come to recognize a twin soul, a man propelled by relentless curiosity and driven by conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. Together they will spend an exquisite summer at Cap d'Antibes, then board the Orient Express on an adventure that will carry them to a remote outpost in China. But at the farthest reaches of this journey Aubrey must choose again. Japan has attacked China. Charles knows he must return to Europe at once. But Audrey becomes involved with a besieged orphanage and decides to remain in China without Charles, caring for the abandoned children until help arrives. In time Audrey will return to America with a daughter of her own. While she must come home to San Francisco to confront a world irrevocably changed by time, she finds she cannot stay. From prewar Germany to London during the Blitz, from a wrenching reunion with Charles to a war zone in North Africa, again and again she must choose between the dictates of her conscience and the yearnings of her heart. For Audrey Driscoll and the men and women whose lives touch hers, wanderlust is the inescapable element. Born at a time when women were expected to stay close to home and fulfill traditional roles, Audrey is compelled to follow the thread of events that will destroy the complacency of the past and shape the future. From Europe to China, from San Francisco to North Africa, she is irresistibly drawn into a man's world of conflict, discovery, and danger. In a vivid novel of breathtaking scope, Danielle Steel has once again surpassed herself in creating an unforgettable tale of men and women caught in the tides of personal drama and historic event. Wanderlust is Danielle Steel's finest journey. From the Paperback edition.