Ya'll remember this book from the 1979? The perverse story that we all HAD to have and were forced to sneak into our book bags so our parents wouldn't find it? Reading about overwhelming love combined with greed, loving mother's turning horrid, abuse, murder.......and of course...........incest! I think I read half that book with my mouth hanging open.
Do we also remember the horrible movie that came out in 1987? A total shlockfest. Well here's your chance to revisit both! The book is being re-released in paperback while the movie is being remade by Lifetime and will be out January 18th.
Now I'm not saying this is quality writing - but it sure is gripping! I read the entire series - but this is the best of them.
Sadly, after VC Andrews died, the name was copyrighted and others now write her books. You can definitely tell. They just don't have her writing style to take a rather lurid story and make it "un-put-downable".
Reprint by Pocket Books,
Release Date January 7th, 2014
At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive…
They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother…and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know.
Book One of the Dollanganger series, followed by Petals in the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.
Saying that, there is a new VC Andrews book coming out:
THE UNWELCOMED CHILD!
MY MOTHER HAD LOOKED INTO THE FACE OF EVIL SO MANY TIMES SHE KNEW WHAT IT WAS. IT WAS ME. I WAS BORN WITHOUT A SOUL…
Discover V.C. Andrews® THE UNWELCOMED CHILD (Pocket Books; January 21, 2014; $7.99) and follow along with Ellie Edwards, who grew up believing that because of her mother’s sinful ways she was born without a soul; that’s why she was abandoned and left in the care of Grandmother Myra and Grandfather Prescott, who try to ensure her evil will not infect them—by raising her in a virtual prison. Because her days are occupied with homeschooling, strict religious studies, and vigorous housekeeping in their upstate New York home, Elle knows practically nothing of the outside world, even as she emerges as a young woman with impressive artistic talent. But when she makes a secret, forbidden connection to vacationers at the nearby lake—a handsome boy and his precocious twin sister—Elle’s world will shatter. Will discovering the truths about her past send her future plummeting to hell?
Trailer below for the Lifetime movie!