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Southern Lights
Southern Lights
Author: Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel sweeps us from a Manhattan courtroom to the Deep South in her powerful new novel -- at once a behind-closed-doors look into the heart of a family and a tale of crime and punishment. — Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440243328
ISBN-10: 0440243327
Publication Date: 8/31/2010
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Danielle Steel is one of my favorite authors, and I have read all of her books. I wouldn't think any book could be better than what she has already written, but she absolutely did it with this book. There were times during the novel, I thought I was reading John Grisham, another favorite author of mine. This book has some legal drama in it, along with her typical web of relationships. This is definitely a must read from her if you like Danielle Steel at all, and even if you have never read one of her books, this would be a great place to start!
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Helpful Score: 2
5 Starts from beginning to end!
I've read just about all of Steel's novels. This one is probably the best one she's written in a long time. It's that good, that I'm taking the time to leave a review. I highly recommend!
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I've been a reader of Danielle Steel's books for years but Southern Lights will be the last book of hers that I read. I struggled to get through this south bashing diatribe but did finish, and immediately posted if on Paperback Swap to get rid of the vile thing. It was horrible and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone to read. I don't know where she came up with this warped view of the south but I was terribly offended. In my part of the south "bless your heart" definitely does not mean I hate your guts. But in this case I will use Danielle Steel's definition of the phrase...."I did not enjoy Ms Steel's book, bless her heart." Even if you leave out the southern hating (and that would leave just a tiny little novella) this book is horribly lacking in plot!
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I have always enjoyed Danielle Steel's books but I especially enjoyed this one.
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good read.
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Eleven years ago, Alexa Hamilton fled Charleston, South Carolina, heartbroken and vowing never to return.

More than a decade has passed, and now Alexa is a strong and independent woman. She has worked her way up to assistant district attorney in Manhattan, prosecuting only the toughest cases. All this is about to change when Alexa is assigned the case of Luke Quentin, an accused serial killer. As Alexa reviews many hours of evidence and prepares her case, the most precious thing in her life is threatened.

Savannah, Alexas seventeen-year-old daughter, is receiving threatening letters, and Alexa is almost certain that Luke Quentin is behind them. To keep her daughter safe, Alexa does the one thing she thought she never would: she asks her ex-husband to allow Savannah to stay with him in Charleston, the place she hates and swore never to return to.

In Charleston, Savannah begins getting to know her father, her stepbrothers and stepsisters, and the woman her father broke her mother's heart for. Meanwhile, Alexa works in the Manhattan courtroom trying to put the killer behind bars during the week. Making weekend visits to Charleston, Alexa begins to heal old wounds and grows even closer to the daughter she cherishes.

Danielle Steel is well-known for her novels featuring love, lust, and family dynamics. In Southern Lights, she gives the reader all that and more - a good creepy serial killer and a Manhattan courtroom to play out the tale. Steel is once more at her very best.

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