Morning, Noon & Night
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Morning, Noon & Night

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by Sidney Sheldon
     
 

A power revered by presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by few people on earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously-and fatally-plunged from his luxury yacht into the Mediterranean Sea. Then, back home in Boston, as the family gathers to grieve for his memory and to war over his legacy, a stunningly beautiful young woman appears.

Overview

A power revered by presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by few people on earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously-and fatally-plunged from his luxury yacht into the Mediterranean Sea. Then, back home in Boston, as the family gathers to grieve for his memory and to war over his legacy, a stunningly beautiful young woman appears. She claims to be Stanford's long-lost daughter and entitled to her share of his estate. Now, flaming with intrigue and passion through the glamorous preserves of the world's super rich, the ultimate game of wits begins, for stakes too dazzling and deadly to imagine.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Its epigraph may be from Rimbaud, but the rest of this mega-soap opera is pure Sheldon (Nothing Lasts Forever): a twisty, turbo-paced yarn of international intrigue set in the ``champagne wishes and caviar dreams'' world of the super-rich. When ruthless billionaire Harry Stanford is found drowned off the coast of Corsica, his three legitimate children gather at Rose Hill, the Stanford estate in Boston. They are Woody, a polo-playing playboy who likes to abuse both drugs and his ex-waitress wife; Tyler, who has parlayed a first-rate legal mind into a Chicago judgeship; and Kendall, whose success as a fashion designer is marred by her dark secret and the blackmailer who knows it. The mogul's will dictates that his fortune be divided among his ``issue''-including the beautiful young woman who, hearing of her father's death, flies to Boston to at last meet her half-siblings. She is Julia Stanford, the tycoon's cast-off love child, now an enterprising executive secretary in Kansas. Of course, Julia finds herself cast as an object of suspicion by the doubting Stanfords. But even as she is drawn into the web of deceit that surrounds the family fortune, the troubled lives of the other heirs and, it turns out, Harry Stanford's death, she finds, in typical Sheldon fashion, enduring romance. This isn't Sheldon's finest. The narrative is a bit choppy and the characters less than lustrous. But his plot hooks remain sharp and it's the rare fan who's not going to be ensnared once again by this perennially bestselling author. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild main selection. (Sept.)
Mary Frances Wilkens
Prolific storyteller Sheldon is at it again in his latest melodrama. Multibillionaire Harry Stanford leads a double life; to the public, he appears charming and philanthropic, but to those who know him well, he is conniving and utterly heartless. No one knows that better than his three grown children. In spite of their mutual abhorrence for their father, the siblings couldn't find solace in each other because Stanford's cruelty kept them apart while they were growing up. It is not surprising, then, that they are filled with glee when they learn of their father's fatal fall from his yacht during a storm. The reading of the will promises to be a crowning moment for these children, but it is apparent that one of them is up to no good. Then their half-sister, Stanford's long-lost fourth child, shows up--but can she be trusted? Fans of Sheldon's previous novels will appreciate his usual quick pace and plot twists, but generally the writing, particularly the dialogue, is stale and forced. Nevertheless, you better stock up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446602211
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
157,741
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

The late novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's top bestselling authors, having sold more than 300 million copies of his books. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar. The Guinness Book of World Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1917
Date of Death:
January 30, 2007
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
Northwestern University, 1935-36
Website:
http://www.twbookmark.com/features/sidneysheldon/index.html

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Morning, Noon & Night 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Twists and turns and ups and downs - this book had me going down one path and just when I least expected it, I was catipalted onto a different path. And I loved it! Beyond predictable, but still enjoyable to try to see if I could guess as to where the story would lead. I randomly picked it up from my library's ebook collection and it fit into a challenge I do with a group on GoodReads. A story of a wealthy father of three children who sent them away at a young age and belittled them from the moment their mother committed suicide. He hung his wealth over their head to ensure that they didn't cross certain lines. With a love child on the side, this quirky story did not end where I thought it would and I am beyond thankful for it. With a who dun it twist, this book was enjoyable to the last page. A book for young and old, men and women with mystery and intrigue. A great read that I am excited to share with my readers because I had not heard a peep of it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good read!!Excellent work again. I loved the way the kept moving and keeping me looking forward to the next page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought you had it figured out, Sidney Sheldon throws you another curve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sidney Sheldon is an outstanding writer, he first caught my attention with 'Memories of Midnight' and now again with 'Morning, Noon and Night.' This is my second time reading one of Sidney Sheldon's book's and I am not disappointed. He has shown once again what a talented writer he is. His book 'Morning, Noon and Night' was much more interesting and captivating than that of 'Memories of Midnight,' although it is a very good book. I started reading this book because it caught my attention, I had just finished reading 'Memories of Midnight' and wanted to read something else. I bought the book and was not surprised to find out that I was hooked at the very beginning. This book held my interest since I first started reading it, I couldn't put it down once I started and 3 hours later I had finished reading it. I enjoyed reading the book tremendously because it was so intriguing. Before I read any of Sheldon's books I never knew who he was, I had not heard of him, and since I started reading his books I can't get his name out of my head. I'm always talking about what a great writer he is to my friends and I would like to tell everyone that you should read one of his books and find that out for yourselves how talented he is. He truly is inspiring and his books are so exciting you won't want to put them down till you've finished. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great mystery and has a few hours to spare. 'Morning, Noon and Night' has everything you can think of: Love, Desire, Lust, Romance, Hatred, Mystery, Intrigue, Dominance, Power, Greed, Suspense, Thrill, Deceit, Arrogance, Betrayal, and most importantly a great story line. You don't have to take my word for it, find out for yourselves and buy a copy of it today, you won't be disappointed. For those who do not like to read a lot this is a great book because it will hold your attention up until the end and for those who love to read it's a great book because it never stops being exciting and you won't want to put it down. Every page makes you want to continue reading to find out what will happen next. I highly recommend this book because it's a masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another great Sheldon book, full of mystery, deceit and murder with a dash of romance at the end to wrap it all up. This story chronicles the degrees to which a person will go to lie, cheat, steal and kill for money and that no one can be trusted - ever. The killer is revealed to the reader, but you are kept wondering when (and if) the characters will ever figure it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading, full of twist and turns