This is not one of Sheldon's better works but it is quick and readable. I think the underdevelopment of characters was one reason I didn't care for the book much. I just didn't care. There were storylines that were started but that is as far as they went. This was just a bad book by Sheldon.
As I read this, I felt like I was reading a script for a bad TV movie. Most of Sheldon's novels become TV mini series, so he probably forgot he was writing a novel instead of a script. Towards the end, one gets the feeling like he is rushing to finish the novel too.
Sidney Sheldon's most passionate novel set against the glamorous world of international business--featuring a complex heroine who faces a series of life-shattering decisions. You will meet Lara Cameron, a woman who rises to great wealth in business, then is wiped out overnight, marriage and all.
Paul Martin, a mysterious and brilliant lawyer who is captivated by Lara and her independence.
Howard Keller, Lara's longtime friend and mentor, torn between his loyalty to her and the responsibility of maintaining a terrifying secret, one that must never be revealed to Lara.
and Philip Adler, who offers Lara an exciting new world, but at a price that could destroy them both. With scenes in Scotland, Nova Scotia, New York and London, Rome and Reno, this is a classic Shelton novel with startling surprises and shocks that have surprised millions of fans. A cliff-hanger suspense.
This is a good book, with Lara Cameron as the memorable heroine. She is America's princess, and the power behind the tallest building on earth, a self-made billionaire who towers over a traditionally male domain. She finds that everything she has desired and won is swiftly imperiled. The story is set in a dazzling global setting from London to New York, from Reno to Rome.
"'The Stars Shine Down' is Sidney Sheldon's twelfth and most passionate novel, set against the glamorous world of international business and featuring a complex and compelling heroine faced with a series of life-shattering decisions.
Lara Cameron is young and beautiful. Rising from a past she seeks to repress, she achieves her wildest ambition, creating a much-envied business empire. Then, overnight, all that has gone before, her fortune, her achievements, and her marriage- everything- is at risk.
Paul Martin, a brilliant but mysterious lawyer who is captivated by Lara, finally is faced with her desire for independence and his own compulsion not to let her go.
Howard Keller, Lara's longtime friend and mentor, is torn between loyalty to her and maintaining a terrifying secret, one that must never be revealed- especially to Lara herself.
It is Philip Adler who offers Lara an exciting new world, but at a devastating price that threatens to destroy them both.
From Scotland to Nova Scotia, New York to London, Rome to Reno, 'The Stars Shine Down' is classic Sidney Sheldon, featuring startling shocks and amazing surprises millions of readers have come to expect and love. It is also a highlight in a continuum of virtuoso performances by the man everyone turns to for irresistable romance, cliff-hanger suspense, and the totally unexpected."
THE STARS SHINE DOWN
Lara Cameron, a young and beautiful self-made tycoon, has worked relentlessly for success, power, and control of her life and personal relationships. But a discarded lover has vengeance in mind...an act that could cost Lara the empire she has struggled a lifetime to build. The Stars Shine Down is classic Sidney Sheldon, featuring his most compelling heroine and his remzarkable ability to create the startling shocks and amazing surprises his millions of fans have come to expect and love. Set in Scotland and Nova Scotia, Chicago, New York, London, Rome, and Reno, The Stars Shine Down follows Lara's rise from a past she seeks to supress, to the pinnacle of international fortune and renown, showcasing intriguing characters and those unexpected Sheldon twists and turns.