As a partner at one of New Yorks 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 Yorks financial world, Sam is used to being in control - until he is caught off guard by Alexs 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, Sams promising career suddenly explodes in disaster, and his very life and identity are challenged. 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 lifes most unexpected bolts of lightning.
New from internationally bestselling author Danielle Steel: the story of a woman whose life is changed by one swift, unexpected stroke of fate. When a routine medical checkup reveals shattering news, successful attorney Alexandra Parker turns to her husband for emotional support. But Sam is caught completely off guard by Alexs illness, and the bonds of their marriage are put to an extreme test.