Shining Through

Shining Through

by Susan Isaacs

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From bestselling author Susan Isaacs, Shining Through is a novel of honor, sacrifice, passion, and humor—made into a movie of the same name starring Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, and Liam Neeson

It's 1940 and Linda Voss, legal secretary extraordinaire, has a secret. She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League. Not that she even has a chance—he'd never take a second look at a German-Jewish girl from Queens who spends her time taking care of her faded beauty of a mother and following bulletins on the war in Europe. For Linda, though, the war will soon become all too real. Engulfing her nation and her life, it will offer opportunities she's never dreamed of. A chance to win the man she wants...a chance to find the love she deserves.

This is vintage Susan Isaacs, a tale of a spirited woman who wisecracks her way into heroism and history—-and into your heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061030154
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 691,381
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Susan Isaacs is the bestselling author of eleven novels, two screenplays, and one work of nonfiction. She lives on Long Island.

Hometown:

Sands Point, New York

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1943

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Honorary Doctorate, Queens College

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Shining Through 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was well written, but if you're expecting it to be like the movie, you'll be disappointed.
Kace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those rare moments where I love the book and the movie equally. I read the book a lot during high school.
Katie_H on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is narrated by Linda Voss, a sassy and smart secretary from Queens who works for a top Wall Street law firm. She falls madly in love with her boss, John Berringer, and after his divorce, becomes his next conquest. Through John, she meets Ed Leland, a lawyer who also works in counterintelligence. When the U.S. becomes involved in the war, Linda is compelled to do everything she can to help, partly due to the fact that she is half Jewish, so she takes a job as Ed's secretarial translator. Using her German skills as leverage, she becomes a spy and gains employment in a top Nazi's home. The author writes in a gossipy style, with witty and humorous dialogue. While the plot is mildly entertaining, I feel that overall it is cheesy and unrealistic. The book reads like it is one step up from a Danielle Steel novel, which while fun once in awhile, is definitely not my thing. I recommend this to lovers of chick lit only, if you're looking for serious WWII fiction, stay far away.
kearnssk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you've seen the movie with Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas and loved it, read this book. If you've seen the movie and hated it, read this book. It has spies, World War II and the lead character who makes very realistic decisions given her circumstances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've watched the movie, Shining Through, many times. It's one of my favorites, so I was elated to finally read the book. Although the film version was much different, I enjoyed the book imensly. I highly recommend this book!
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I hope people pay attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brown pelt with hazel eyes. Very string great at fighting. Female. Wants a mate but no kits. Oh and good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This clan in evil so donot join if you r not evil.- killerstar: a red and handsom cat that is a killing machine has a mate called: silverkill and a deputy: scourage and a medcat: bone. Go to " a dark side " result 16 . Be there ready to kill cats .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A large long-haired white shecat with gold markings pads in, she narrows her amberish-yellow eyes coldly, "Some silver cat, I asume it was your leader, came to Rageclan camp yesterday and accused my warrior Blackfang of healing one of your kits. She denied it, and I would like to know the whole story. Give me YOUR answer at dogs 101." With that she whirls around and stalks away. -Lynxstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All cats can join at the next result. See you there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They coming assasam clan will kil you dark forest rising to chaallen us all that is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep posting alphapaw instead of alphawolf at first. It is confusing.
LadyAnubis More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book by Susan Isaacs. If you love espionage movies from the 1940s you might just fall in love with this book. The plot is slightly outrageous, but it is so well written that all is forgiven. For some strange reason I keep thinking that the role of Linda Voss would have been a great fit for Rosalind Russell, but the book wasn't around when she was acting.
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lafitzp More than 1 year ago
I have always heard that books are generally better than movies so I decided to read this book, as the movie is one of my favorites. The movie is based on about a tenth of the book and a lot of major things are changed, but the adage still held up. The characters are wonderfully rich and full and the pace was wonderfully quick. It was such a joy reading something that was well written about characters that are flawed just enough to be likeable, sympathetic and realistic. I will definitely read everything else that Susan Isaacs has written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderfully old-fashioned story with a completely lovable, very funny heroine. I enjoyed the mention of Mum deodorant and cake mascara, among others--it brought back the early 70s for me (although the story takes place in the 40s).