His Bright Light - Danielle Steel

His Bright Light

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2000-02-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 173 Ratings)


"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death.

I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it."—Danielle Steel

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him—and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.

At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel's tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing, and understanding to us all.


  • His Bright Light

    By Struggling Wife
    This has been a challenging read. I could not put it down. As a mother I felt all of the emotions. I learned a great deal about manic depression in young people. The many challenges I felt so strongly. As a teacher I have experienced many children with behavior challenges. I have questioned myself whether I dealt with them all appropriately. Thank you for sharing Nick's life.
  • So important!

    By lady piper
    Story's like this need to be told if we want to improve mental illness and drug addiction in people's lives. Thank you Danielle Steel for sharing your story and pain.
  • A beautiful tribute

    By rv8er2
    The love in the words written in this book are beyond measure. I feel as though I knew Nick. Thank you DS for making me a book reader! I never and one day I purchased one of your books and I now read all the time. Thank you for making my life better through your books DC
  • Excellent read!!!!

    By #1ipodtouchfan
    The best book I've read in a long time! I love D.S. novels, but this one by far touched my heart and made me cry. I have a deep admiration for Danielle for her deep love, devotion and strength, and for never giving up on her son. Peace and God bless you and your family.
  • His bright light

    By dumbnet
    I loved this book! Saddened by his loss. My heart goes out to Danielle's family. I can't imagine how they must feel with the loss. But am grateful that they can share their loss by writing this book.