The Stars Shine Down Summary
Sidney Sheldon

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The methods of real estate developers are explained as Lara learns the ropes of her demanding profession. She learns the importance of OPM — "Other people's money" as the developer borrows money for his projects.

The government permits deductions on interest and depreciation while the developer's assets keep growing. Location is of primary importance too. A building in a strategic location can make a developer richer. Lara proves an apt pupil, and she becomes a developer with a flair for successful deals.

Lara is from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, a predominately Scots city, so Sheldon gives his readers an introduction to Scottish history and customs. Lara's is a rags-to-riches story, a common theme in Sheldon's best sellers, and a significant part of the American Dream. After a miserable childhood, Lara becomes a powerful force in the world of land developers. Paul Martin's family also rose to prominence, but...

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