by Danielle Steel
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Lightning by Danielle Steel

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440221500
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 505,260
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s book Pretty Minnie in Paris.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67

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Lightning 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read, D.S. does it again with this one. I enjoy her books this one keeps your interest all the way through.
Swedishlady More than 1 year ago
I love all Danielle Steel's books and this one was just wonderful as all the rest. Love my ereader and enjoy my books from Barnes and Noble. thank you all, Barnes and Noble. plus thanks to Danielle
Restingmocha More than 1 year ago
Another great book by my favorite author. I have read all her books. LOVE IT
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was probably my favorite danielle steel book that i've read so far. the woman's husband made me furious how he would not accept her and her illness. the ending did disappoint me a bit. great story overall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my 2nd steel book and I liked it even better than the first. I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was so exciting and thriling that I couldn't put it down. I even loved it so much I dreamt about it!! Its a must read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story got me thinking what if it happend to me? Alex Parker's strength got me to see that even though Sam Parker had abandon her and left with daphane she still loved him and never judge him for what he did to her. It taught me a great lesson that love is a strong force within us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book and i hope that it gives faith to other people and keeps them hanging on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read a fair share of Danielle Steel's books and this one is no different from the rest it a very good book. Her exceptional style of writing gives her readers the feeling that they're the main character in the book, Alex. I felt Alex's pain and the rest of her emotions all throughout the book. I have even lent the book to my friends and they agree with me, it is unpredictable. It's a great book....thanks Danielle Steel for another mesmerising piece!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely another Fantastic book by Danielle Steel!!! I had a step-mom that battled cancer. It's a wonderful book to i highly recommend this book!!
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He waits.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Lightning by Danielle Steel Sam Parker is a wall street lawyer and is married to Alex, a trial lawyer herself. She discovers a medical emergency illness. Ghosts of his past compel him and he's not able to help her. She does find comfort in the most hidden places. Next lightning strike hurts Sam. Is there anything left for them? Will their love for one another help them survive the storms? So close to some of the happenings in this book as I've gone through some of them myself. So emotional and you know your whole life can change in the span of a minute-with the test results. I didn't see the ending as it was written out, just so shocked by it all.... I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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My aunt let me borrow this book it was my first danielle steel i ever had me crying throuh out the entire book and mad at the same time.
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Silverkit bounds up to Nighthawk and stares at him with bold, blue eyes. "Who are you?" She asks him, innocently. (BTW Can some one please tell my mom, Moonstar, that I am locked out of the first and sixth result?)
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