Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon

My Review: 3/5

I am really confused about whether I liked this book or not. One point, it is like a biography of a famous person, on the other side, it is like an inspirational book but at the end, it’s a fictional with lots of twists by Sidney Sheldon. Sometime, the story is quite slow but it is easy to follow. Whatever the story may turn into, the ending was good though. 

It is a story of a very ambitious woman: Lara Cameron. Coming from a poor family, she has a dream to become rich and conquer the world under her name. She is shown like a wonder woman. Her continuous rise to the top was very inspiring but too much detail about small things made it quite boring sometimes. Her love life was interesting and the way author highlighted the problem that can come into when two ambitious people from different fields come together was very interesting and realistic. Overall, the book was okish. Once in a while, I involuntarily put myself in her shoes and actually, I would love to see myself as ambitious and courageous as her.

Looking at positive side, if reading other people’s story inspires you, this book is for you.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon

My Review: 4/5

Despite some flaws and fantasy, I enjoyed the book through to the end more than 'Nothing lasts forever' but still I am giving it 4 stars because I think it had too much drama, too many plots and too many 'seriously? can this happen in real?' moments whereas 'Nothing lasts forever' was more realistic. The story is unique though. 

It is the story of 4 nuns from different countries with different background that led them to become nuns and by fate; they all end up in one convent. 

Sister Lucia: A
 murderer, who came to convent to escape from police. She is the most adventurous one.

Sister Megan: Most intelligent one. She ended up in the convent after her parents were killed in plane crash.

Sister Graciela: She is the most beautiful one. She falls in love with a terrorist but will she marry him? 

Sister Teresa: She is the oldest one. She became nun to run away from the man who betrayed her.  

One day, their convent gets raided by armies and while these 4 nuns try to escape, they unexpectedly get encountered with terrorists. This encounter changes their lives and now they are struggling to choose a way they should live their lives. Where will they go? Will they go back to where they came from? 

Watch out for Sidney Sheldon. He has a reputation for making his readers bookworms.