Nothing Lasts Forever
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Nothing Lasts Forever

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by Sidney Sheldon
     
 

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Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires... Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again-until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in

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Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires... Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again-until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in medicine, she knew she'd need something more than the brains God gave her. Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers. And proves once again that no reader can outguess Sidney Sheldon, the master of the unexpected.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Aficionados of cliches and stereotypes will derive extraordinary pleasure from practically every page of this formulaic potboiler from the bestselling Sheldon. As the novel opens, Dr. Paige Taylor is on trial for the mercy killing of a patient (Did she off the guy for his fortune?); the action then flashes back five years, when Paige and two other female doctors meet as first-year residents at a San Francisco hospital. Paige is the dedicated one, Kate Hunter (``Kat'') an African American whose mother inspired her to lofty ambitions (``You can be anything you want to be. It's up to you'') and Betty Lou Taft (``Honey''), the plain Southern belle whose diligent application of techniques gleaned from the Kama Sutra has assured her a professional niche. The trials and tribulations of both patients and medicos include suspenseful operations, natural deaths, murder and suicide (``All this time he was calling out for help and I didn't hear him.''). Even Sheldon's typically careful research seems forced and out-of-place: tidbits about African tribal lore and medical terms and procedures only interrupt the bathos. Nonetheless--contrary to the book's title--Sheldon's popularity will no doubt remain undiminished. Literary Guild main selection. (Sept.)
Library Journal
The lives of three young female doctors are the focus of this novel from the ever-productive Sheldon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446354738
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
177,687
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's top bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and have been published in dozens of languages—Guinness World Records heralds him as one of the most translated authors in the world. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar award.

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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Nothing Lasts Forever 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each time, you get a chance to read a great novel but very rarely do you get to read such a brilliantly crafted novel as Sidney Sheldon's masterpiece, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER. This is a book you simply can't put down. It features some unforgettable characters, each with a problem in life, each with a goal in mind. All books, even the great ones vanish from our minds when we come to the real world. But NOTHING LASTS FOREVER sticks with you even after the journey. This is the absolute embodiment of perfection and I recommend it to any frequent reader. Outstanding!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a Sidney Sheldon book in years; this book was great. I couldn't put it down--finished it in a couple days. I was happy with the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the 9th book I've read of Sidney Sheldon's. One of his best! The characters were wonderful... the only bad thing is, after reading Sidney Sheldon's novels, I find myself getting too bored with my other books!!!! I read this book in 2 days, and for me (mother of a 4-year old) that's SUPER QUICK... couldn't believe I finished it that fast. I found this book very emotional since the topic is the medical field. I laughed, cried, and was very thrilled with the ending. CHECK THIS ONE OUT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book that was easy to read. It was hard to put down. I went out searching for more of his books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Sidney Sheldon is one of the most talented and loved authors I have ever known. This book is my favorite of all-time it explains everything throughly and wonderfully.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the first fiction that I read longgg time ago. I finished it in a couple days and that's why it kept me reading fictions from that day on. If I picked the wrong book in the first place I wouldn't be reading anything now. Thanks to my friend who gave me this book to read and I have given this book to other 3 person . They love it too !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never enjoyed reading until i bought this book on sale to try and find enjoyment other than tv. Wow! Did i buy the right book. The plot is great and i couldn't stop flipping the pages. For someone who was like me that didnt like to read i highly suggest giving this book a try. It changed my whole perspective and im going to start my second book ASAP.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not the type of person that reads the whole book at one time or likely to finish it if its not interesting. But for this book I finished it in one day. It's great reading books that shows the greatness of womens then the credits we are given. I love this book and read it more that just once. once you start reading this book you can't put it down. The different life sytle of each character can be related to other people.
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Another awesome book! A page turner
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My least favorite so far out of the books I have read so far by Mr. Sheldon. It took until almost the end of the book to get going. Not typical of the exciting writing of some of his others where you are gripping the book from page 1 until the end.
MsTiptress More than 1 year ago
If I had to choose one of his books to call my utmost favorite I would have to say this one. Again and again he did. He delivered a fast paced keep you on the tip of your toes turning the pages as fast as you can story. Every single one of the lady doctors in this story captured me and held me in prison locked up in their strengths, heartaches, and abilities. This story was like no other that he wrote before. With every page you turned there was so much more going on. The drama, the affairs, the lies, the love.... to no end.. I loved those women doctors especially during a time that women were not allowed to be doctors and they succeeded. The ending I was not expecting. I was so surprised that the strongest one of them all (the one that I thought was the strongest) ended up dead. And to top it off the way she died! I screamed when I got to that part of the story (Ill save it for you to read) She was the least that I expected and that is what made this story different from his others because sometimes Sheldon can be so predictable. Nothing really does last forever, good or bad.
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CherylDE More than 1 year ago
Excellent! One of Sheldon's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the first page! It won't disappoint. A great read!
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Great book! Loved the twists. Grabbed me by the shirt and never let go! Read it in one sitting. Buy this book!!!
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