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ISBN: 0385311923

ISBN13: 9780385311922

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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...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

What is wrong with everyone?

I have read a great deal of Danielle Steel books, and this one was excellent. It is about life and its many upsetting realities. From just reading the other reviews, it is obvious that people are so set in there ways, and are always ready for someone to "get whats coming to them", so to speak. Sam was a real piece of work, no doubt, but he is the one that will have to live with how he treated his wife during her bout with cancer. Why should Alex stoop to his level and treat him the same way she did not want to get treated? Instead, she shows him how it should be done. She treats him with kindness, forgiveness, and love, and in the end she will be rewarded for that. Judging people is not our job. Also, Brock was great. He was their for Alex when her husband had literally desserted her. That was wonderful, and he will be a better person because of it. Alex will always love him for that. However, she was still married...had been for 18 years vs. her love affair with Brock. I don't take anything away from him, but to me, he was getting a little annoying with his jealousy. He could of been with Alex if he would of been cool, but he was way too emotional. I think it was amazing the way the story ended. Isn't it refreshing to see people getting a second chance when they mess up? Nobody is perfect...we all make mistakes....some you may think that are unforgivable, but again, who are we to judge? I applaud Danielle Steel!

Love and Life

This must have been the 20th book I've read by D.S. I am always impressed with her depth of detail! Breast cancer is undoubtedly an ugly disease. Her description of the "affect" and "effect" of cancer on the charaters is very vivid and true to life. Some men just cannot handle any trauma while others can't be supportive enough. D.S.'s characters always have a twist and this story was throughly enjoyable. I believe most women would have cut Sam loose forever; but, Alex loved him and love overcame in the end.

It's Great! The Bad Guy Gets the Girl!

I really liked the ending to this one. The jerk (who also happens to be the heroine's husband) reunites with her and the two live happily ever after. The good guy who has supported the heroine throughout the terrible ordeal of her illness gets dumped on. Most, if not all, of Ms Steel's lead male characters tend to have three dominant traits. One, they're at the top of their profession; two, they're great physical lovers; three, they're so wimpy and whiney that they're apt to cry if the waiter delivers the salad with the wrong dressing. In other words, the lead male has the emotional makeup of a 14 year old. Usually, Ms Steel arranges it so the wimp gets the girl. It was fantastic when Alex dumped on Brock at the end.

Heartwarming and Wonderfull

I have read this book several times and each time I read it I love it more and more..Danielle is a magnificant author that can catch the hearts of her readers and keep them interested....I look forward to more of her books..

Sad, but good!

If you like a book which brings on an odd tear this isn't good enough. Every chapter in this book makes you shed a tear abotu Alex and Sam Parker's life. Alex is shocked when a shadow turns up in her yearly mannogram. She is even more shocked when she discovers it is a tumor and has a massectomy. She is sure her life is ruined.After the massectomy, Alex's life begins to fall apart as she struggles though a course of chemotherapy and her marriage breaks down. And each page and every struggle, will bring a tear to your eye.
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