Book Reviews of Lightning

Lightning
Lightning
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440243410
ISBN-10: 0440243416
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I don't read a lot of Danielle Steel's books, but I chose this one because it is about a breast cancer survivor. I felt it was quite realistic in its content. I can't say I was thrilled with the ending, but once again, it was realistic. Going through breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy are life changing, traumatic events that can affect an entire family. The experience indeed can strike like "lightning". This is a story of just such an experience. Good, quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
With a fabulous career, wonderful husband, and adorable child, Alexandra Parker's life is perfect--until devastating news from a doctor turns her world upside down. Can the bonds of love and marriage withstand this unexpected bolt of lightning, or will Alexandra have to seek a completely new life? --From Amazon.com

I did not read this book. Tried to read Danielle Steel novels and just did not find them interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoy all of Danielle Steel books. They are all great.
As a partner at one of NY most prestigious law firms, Alexandra Parker barely manages to juggle husband, career, and the three year old child she gave birth to at forty. But Alex feels blessed with her life and happy marriage--until lightning strikes her. Suddenly a routine checkup turns her world upside down when tests reveal shattering news.
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Helpful Score: 1
Typical Steele drama...enjoyable for such a deep subject as breast cancer
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book!
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High drama with a surprise ending.
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a family falls apart due to a sons illness!
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This is a great story about love. It really makes you think about what could happen if lightening struck you!
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As always, Danielle Steele writes a terrific story
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A good Danielle Steel book. Every book is like meeting a new person.
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Having listened to quite a few steel novels, I have come to. Accept they will be read by a male, there will be some romance against a solid storyline, and there would be a decent character development. This time, I loved the main character,her lover, her plight. But, in the end, I was peeved at the ending and it is two days later!

God job, ms, steel,
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Great book. Did not want to put it down!!
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typical danielle steele
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A ver good depiction of dealing with breast cancer and the problems of family members who have to deal with the problem.
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I have read way too many Danielle Steel books and this is one of my least favorites. The characters are shallow and the ending is just awful. Don't waste your time.
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~wonderful audio cassette book by Danielle Steel in like new shape exploring the bonds of love and marriage~
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GREAT BOOK
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The latest offering from the indefatigable Steel is as much a cancer-survival manual as it is a romance novel. Alexandra Parker has it all?a partnership at one of New York's most prestigious law firms, a lovable husband of 17 years and a beautiful little girl. Then a routine checkup reveals breast cancer. Like lightning, her whole world is shattered. At 40, Alex loses not only her breast and hair but also her husband and happy home. Wall Street wizard Sam Parker loves his wife, but Alex's illness terrifies him (his mother died of cancer). So, instead of supporting her, he turns to a younger, healthier woman. Alex, devastated by Sam's emotional abandonment and scared to death of what is happening to her body, is ready to give up on herself and life when in steps a wonderful younger man who helps her regain her spirit, her courage and her sense of worth. Planning to remarry, Alex is about to ask Sam (now living with his girlfriend) for a divorce when lightning strikes again. This time, it's Sam who's on the brink of disaster: his partners have embezzled their clients' money. Suddenly, Sam realizes how much he needs and loves a cancer-free Alex; but will the spurned heroine return to him? Steel's message?that women are stronger than men but more foolish in love?may annoy some readers, but Alex's brave struggle to survive is inspiring and will have most of the author's fans cheering as usual by the novel's sentimental, three-handkerchief finale.
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I was both troubled and inspired at the same time as I listened to this book. The content of the book explores the very real emotions of love, fear, and loyalty.
The reader of the book has a very pleasing voice.
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As a partner in a prestigious New York law firm, a doting mother to a rambunctious and beautiful three-year-old girl and a loving and supportive wife to a man who is a star venture capitalist, Alex Parker believed that she had it all. Sure the work was hard; the hours long - juggling a marriage, career and raising a child was exhausting. for Alex. Her life was difficult but rewarding until a routine mammogram shatters her stable little world.

Now, Alex and her formerly loving husband, Sam are struggling to keep their marriage together in the midst of a bombshell diagnosis of breast cancer and honestly, failing to pull together. Alex and Sam become strangers to each other virtually overnight. When Sam's successful career suddenly explodes in disaster and he is left questioning his very identity, Alex must decide whether her life - as well as their future as a couple - is worth saving.

I have to say that contrary to Mareena's belief that I don't like Danielle Steel at all; I do. I found this book very fast and easy reading with a relatively good plot. I will say that I give my first reading experience of it - a few years ago a definite A+! However, I found that - and I don't mean this in a bad way at all - the plot was rather "smaltzy" towards the end.

Sam and Alex is the quintessential New York power couple - "Ken and Barbie" type fantastic lives together, dream careers and an adorable little girl that they've wanted for years. "Happy, happy, joy, joy, until the world implodes!" :) Then it's a slow, torturous crawl back to greatness for both of them; somewhat like a soap opera plot, I thought.

Not that it was a bad storyline at all, it was just slightly over dramatic in my opinion. :) All in all, I enjoyed my second reading of Lightning very much and I would certainly recommend this and other books by Danielle Steel to other readers, however this is the final time I will be reading this book. I can now pass this book along to another person without any remorse. Overall, I give my second reading of Lightning an A!
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Another awesome love story by Danielle Steele
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Danielle Steele is one of my favorite authors and I think this is one of her best books.

Here is the book overview:

As a partner at one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Alexandra Parker barely manages to juggle husband, career, and the three-year-old child she gave birth to at forty. But Alex feels blessed with her life and happy marriage--until lightning strikes her. Suddenly a routine medical check-up turns her world upside down when tests reveal shattering news.

Sam Parker is a star venture capitalist, a Wall Street whiz kid, and is as proud of his longtime marriage to Alex as he is of his successful career. As a major player in New York's financial world, Sam is used to being in control--until he is caught off guard by Alex's illness. Terrified of losing his wife and family, and haunted by ghosts from his past, Sam is unable to provide any kind of emotional support to Alex.

Unable to cope with her needs, Sam takes his distance from her, and almost overnight she and Sam become strangers. As lightning strikes them yet again, Sam's promising career suddenly explodes in disaster, and his very life and identity are challenged. With their entire future hanging in the balance, Alex must decide what she feels for Sam, if life will ever be the same for them again, or if she must move on without him.

What happens to people when every aspect of their lives and well-being is threatened? In Lightning, Danielle Steel tells the story of a family thrust into uncertainty and explores whether the bonds of love and marriage can withstand life's most unexpected bolts of lightning.
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GREAT Danielle Steel...a real thought provoking book.
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Alex Parker had a family... a Career... a life... until she was struck by...
LIGHTNING
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TYPICAL DANIELLE STEEL. THIS ONE HAS A SURPRISE ENDING. DEALS WITH OVERCOMING BREAST CANCER THIS TIME. THESE ARE GREAT PAGE TURNING BEACH BOOKS.
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good read as usual
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In Lightning, novelist Danielle Steel tells the story of a woman whose life is changed by one swift,unexpected stroke of fate.
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From the front blurb: In LIGHTNING, bestselling novelist Danielle Steel tells the story of a woman whose life is changed by one swift, unexpected stroke of fate.

And from the back blurb: What happens to people when every aspect of their lives and well-being is threatened? In LIGHTNING, Danielle Steel tells the story of a family thrust into uncertainty and explores whether the bonds of love and marriage can withstand life's most unexpected bolts of lightning.

As always, when Steel writes about more than a vanilla pudding romance, I enjoyed this book very much.
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Wonderful Danielle Steel novel.
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As a partner at one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Alexandra Parker barely manages to juggle husband, career, and the three-year-old child she gave birth to at forty. But Alex feels blessed with her life and happy marriage--until lighting strikes her. Suddenly a routine checkup turns her world upside down when tests reveal shattering news.

Sam Parker, a star venture capitalist, is as proud of his longtime marriage to Alex as he is of his successful career. As a major Wall Street player, Sam is used to being in control--until he is caught off guard by Alex's illness. Terrified of losing his wife and family, and haunted by ghosts from his past, Sam is unable to provide any kind of emotional support to Alex, and almost overnight she and Sam become strangers.

Lightning strikes them yet again as Sam's promising career suddenly explodes in disaster, and his very life and identity are challenged. With their future hanging in the balance, Alex must decide what she feels for Sam, if their life can ever be the same, or if she must move on without him.

What happens to people when every aspect of their lives and well-being is threatened? In Lighting, Danielle Steel tells the story of a family thrust into uncertainty and explores whether the bonds of love and marriage can withstand life's most unexpected bolts of lighting.
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In Lightning what happens to people when every aspect of their lives and well being is threatened. This is a story of a family thrust into uncertainty and explores whether the bonds of love and marriage can withstand life's most unexpected bolts of lightning.
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As a partner at one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Alexandra Parker barely manages to juggle husband, career, and the three-year-old child she gave birth to at forty. But Alex feels blessed with her life and happy marriage--until lightning strikes her. Suddenly a routine medical check-up turns her world upside down when tests reveal shattering news.

Sam Parker is a star venture capitalist, a Wall Street whiz kid, and is as proud of his longtime marriage to Alex as he is of his successful career. As a major player in New York's financial world, Sam is used to being in control--until he is caught off guard by Alex's illness. Terrified of losing his wife and family, and haunted by ghosts from his past, Sam is unable to provide any kind of emotional support to Alex.

Unable to cope with her needs, Sam takes his distance from her, and almost overnight she and Sam become strangers. As lightning strikes them yet again, Sam's promising career suddenly explodes in disaster, and his very life and identity are challenged. With their entire future hanging in the balance, Alex must decide what she feels for Sam, if life will ever be the same for them again, or if she must move on without him.

What happens to people when every aspect of their lives and well-being is threatened? In Lightning, Danielle Steel tells the story of a family thrust into uncertainty and explores whether the bonds of love and marriage can withstand life's most unexpected bolts of lightning.


Author photograph © Brigitte Lacombe | Copyright © 2007, Random House, Inc.
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Really loved this book!
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Alex Parker had a family...a career...a life...until she was struck by...LIGHTNING. A NOVEL OF COURAGE AND TRIUMPH.
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good cond
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Alex Parker had a family,a career...alife...until she was struck by lightning.
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With a fabulous career, wonderful husband, and adorable child, Alexandra Parker's life is perfect--until devastating news from a doctor turns her world upside down. Can the bonds of love and marriage withstand this unexpected bolt of lightning, or will Alexandra have to seek a completely new life?
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This book was read once. The covers inside are yellow.