The Cast

The Cast

A Novel

Book - 2018
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Danielle 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 new love.

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.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781101884034
Characteristics: 267 pages ;,25 cm

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weezie1
Aug 29, 2018

Another great novel by Danielle Steel. A little slow at the beginning but the story starts to take off as you go along so don't stop reading. Great story line and great characters with some love and a little mystery. Good work!!

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 24, 2018

Not bad novel on an over 50 protagonist in second career. I'm surprised author didn't shop around hypothetical old school TV story bible in Hollywood with wider target demographics. Fair if bit fairy-tale portrayal of behind-the-scenes Hollywood.

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writermala
Jul 13, 2018

It appears Danielle Steel can write a book in less time than it takes me to read one. She does, However, have a formula for success and that is having the leading character a superwoman who is not only beautiful and talented but has humility too. Kate Whittier is one such woman who is quite happy writing a column for a woman's magazine until a chance meeting gets her to write a story which is turned to A TV Series. The star studded cast becomes her second family and she takes them all under her wing; with their problems, their fears, their quirks and their tragedies. Will she succeed in this role too and oh of course will she find true love? It's worth a read to find out.

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pktab
Jun 13, 2018

Another typical DS novel. Enjoyable and very readable.

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caj1222204441801
May 31, 2018

Another great book! Kait finds herself wanting nore than being an advice columnist. She decides after watching Downton Abbey that she has the writers disease and writes her own series. She has an agent read her script and away she's goes. Life with her children plays into her changing her goal in life. Full of life changes makes it a great book.

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KarenTherese Sep 24, 2018

Once again, Danielle Steele has written a gently paced story about a professional woman who overcomes many trials as she shifts careers and navigates changes in the lives of her grown children and ponders trying again at finding love. Kait Whittier is the successful writer of the "Ask Kait" advice column in a popular magazine. When she pens a story that mirrors the life of her beloved and very successful grandmother and sends it an agent acquaintance who views it as magical her life takes a dramatic turn. The story is to be turned into a TV series; the Wilder Women who puncture the glass ceiling in the field of aviation in the 1940s and 50s. In addition to the deep bond Kait has with her three grown children, she builds an extended family with the colorful Hollywood stars who are tapped to play roles in the series. Inevitably, the lives of the stars are as complex as those of her children with elements of tragedy impacted both while love creeps in from one of the series stars. While the formula is familiar, Steele does have a way of connecting the reader to the characters in her stories and The Cast is no exception.

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