Throwback Thursday: The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon

Throwback Thursday is a new meme created by Renee of It’s Book Talk ( as her way of sharing some of her favorite oldies but goodies books that were published more than a year ago. I decided to join in the fun as I am fond of reading and rereading old books, most of which were by authors John Grisham, Sidney Sheldon, Nora Roberts and the like. Special thanks to Dee of Dee’s Rad Reads and Review ( introducing me to this meme.

This is my first week of joining TT and my pick this week is:

Β The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon

yes, that’s my battered copy but thoroughly loved book by Sidney Sheldon. It’s been on my possession for more than a decade.


Lara Cameron is a famous powerful wealthy New York building developer who struggled from brutal poverty in Glace Bay, a banker who took her body as part of her first deal, to Chicago, banker Keller whose love she takes lightly for granted. As her skyscrapers and boutique hotels tower on earth, she is at the top of a male dominated field. She lies and cheats to close a deal, making cruel enemies. She is forty, beautiful, glamorous, insecure, ruthless, vulnerable, secretly generous, rich – and still wants more. She marries an international concert pianist, the Lochinvar of her childhood dreams, but someone puts him in the hospital and threatens to take down her empire.



The Iron Butterfly would do everything – everything, including the use of her body – in order to get that prime location for her business deals. The Iron Butterfly if Lara Cameron, a modern day ruthless Cinderella who thinks and works like Trump and don’t give a hick to what others would think, as long as she gets what she wants.

From rags to riches, from Nova Scotia to Chicago to New York, Lara Cameron is an enigma. She has been one of Sidney Sheldon’s anti-hero protagonist heroine that you would love to meet and break. This book, The Stars Shine Down, has been one of the few Sheldon books I’ve owned and would occasionally read for deep thought reading. While many would think that Lara Cameron is monstrous, I thought she was a force to reckon with. Location, location, location – that’s what it all matters to her. And when she meets the pianist that match her audacity, I knew that I would never forget a woman like Cameron.

Worth reading over and over again!

5 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon

  1. So glad you’ve jumped on board for Throwback Thursday!! I love that you featured Sidney Sheldon…I think I’ve read all of his old books and I had forgotten to include him on my feature yet so I’m glad you have! His books were always awesome

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    1. Hi Renee πŸ™‚ I was so happy when I saw Dee’s TBT a week ago featuring old books from your Thursday meme.. I’ve been dying to read my old books that I haven’t reviewed ever. Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite authors, his stories kept me up all night when I was still in college, my fave of his was Doomsday Conspiracy.. Ahh, thanks so much for this wonderful throwback feature.. πŸ™‚

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      1. Hi Claire! Dee is so bad for my TBRπŸ˜‚and now I’ll be adding her TBT recs to my TBR as well…it might just explode! As I think I said earlier, I thought I’d read all of Sidney Sheldon’s earlier ones but I know I haven’t read Doomsday Conspiracy so thank you for that rec! I’m happy you like TBT and are participating!

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  2. Oh, I haven’t thought of Sidney Sheldon’s books in many years, but your share brought back all those wonderful moments with authors I’ve loved, which include John Grisham and some others. I’d have to scroll through the titles on my shelves to find some others that I enjoyed in the past. Thanks for sharing, and for tempting me to join in on this meme.

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    1. Glad to see you reminiscing about old books and great authors too. It’s just not the same anymore, I could hardly get my hands on those classics with all the new ones that’s been piling up. But it’s great, it’s good to see and feel old books, right? I’m gonna read some of my John Grisham books, too. Enjoy your day Laurel πŸ™‚


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