The Stars Shine Down

The Stars Shine Down

by Sidney Sheldon

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In THE STARS SHINE DOWN, Sidney Sheldon returns to the powerful and classic themes that have made him one of the world's most popular bestselling authors. And in Lara Cameron, he has created his most memorable, richly drawn heroine to date. Lara is America's Princess, the power behind the tallest building on earth, a self-made billionaire who towers over a traditionally male domain, an icon of glamour and accomplishment to men and women everywhere. Beautiful but insecure, ruthless yet vulnerable, Lara has struggled brutally to achieve it all — yet still wants more. And in a dazzling global setting from London to New York, from Reno to Rome, she will find everything she has ever desired and won — her fortune, her fame, the man she loves — swiftly and shockingly imperiled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446364768
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 319,478
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)

About 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.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

February 11, 1917

Date of Death:

January 30, 2007

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


Northwestern University, 1935-36

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Stars Shine Down 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book *The stars shine down' an excellent book. It took me only two sittings to read it.I could not put it down. It is one of the best books to read in your down time or on a vaction. The author is so descriptive, you think your in the story!!! Great read!
Mercedes Maldonado More than 1 year ago
Great book
MsTiptress More than 1 year ago
This wasn't what I expected from Sidney. Yes, it did have the usual but what made it worse, I think, mystery element. I absolutely hated it. Not that I hated the story. But the lies he told in this one were not at all dramatic as his before books that I read. It was simply boring. Just boring. I adored Lara and commend her for all the hard work she was able to do. I look up to no playing games, right on point, boss in high heels.. Yes it so sexy. And her love affair.Unfortunately I knew exactly where it would end up. And if your a huge fan of Sidney, like I am then you will know exactly what I am talking about. He is becoming so cliche now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read a few Sidney Sheldon novels now, and agree with another post that they are mindless drivel, but at the same time quick, funny reads. However, I couldn't understand why Sheldon's male characters could be so consistently sexist and at times misogynistic with no one appearing to take issue with it. (Plus a number of his novels are outrageously homophobic) In this particular novel, the author can't seem to find a single male character that wasn't extremely uncomfortable working for a woman. You're reading along thinking that these neanderthals are going to grow up a little, but end up realizing that their attitudes are supposed to be the accepted norm. Then I looked up Sheldon on Wikipedia and saw he was born in 1917, so maybe that explains things. What might have worked in the 1960s and 1970s just doesn't anymore, and so the characters become just too unbelievable. His work has become far too outdated.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Lara Cameron wants everything, but it takes some ruinous circumstances to make her realize she has more than she needs. By 20, Lara was a millionaire intent on conquering Chicago. A couple of years later, takes on New York, and the world. From Nova Scotia to Chicago, New York to Amsterdam, The Stars Shine Down describes the life of a woman who knew what she wanted and was willing to pay the price to get it. Sidney Sheldon novels are mindless and just fun to read when you want to be entertained. They have absolutely no literary value, but there is nothing better to have to read at the beach when you are enjoying a cocktail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Best! I loved the book it was thrilling and provacotive. One of my favorite books I have ever read. Sidney Sheldon at Best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Lara Cameron! This story is so inspiring how she came from her incredibly humble beginnings to rise to the top. Her ideas and dreams are what gave me the idea to become a real estate developer. I'm very succesful, but not on Lara's level! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
just finished reading the book.the story seemed to be very interesting while i was reading it, but the ending was very disappointing. it didn't turn out to have a clear conclusion; you don't know what happened to the rest of the characters.i suggest that sidney sheldon should write a part II for this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Stars Shine Down is one of the most exciting books I've ever read in my life. It has a magic that keeps you hooked on to the book and you just feel like reading page after page without a break. It is indeed captivating! Fascinating! Fabulous!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sidney Sheldon book, and I thought it was great! I literally couldn't put the book down. Sidney Sheldon is the master of drawing you into his stories and not letting you get out of them! I'm defintly gonna read more.....Sidney Sheldon is incredible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 15 & have read almost all of Sidney Sheldon's books. All of them I have enjoyed & not been able to put down but I was very disappointed in this one. It did not grip me at all. It was the 1st book of his that took me more than a day to read!
bobleino on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not much conflict. Maybe a little boaring.
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lara Cameron is a young and beautiful self-made tycoon. She doesn't realize that a spurned lover will stop at nothing to get revenge against her. I give this book an A+! because it was so good.
mausergem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the life story of Lara Cameron, a small town girl who makes it big in the construction business. It's a story of her highs and lows. She uses hard work and deception to get her ends.I'm reading [[Sidney Sheldon]] after a gap of more than ten years. Back the I really enjoyed his books but reading it now I found this book very shallow and lacking any literary content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Updated bio at ashes of the chosen. U should post a bio too.
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