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Product Details

  • Series: Dollanganger (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (November 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067172942X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671729424
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Viginia Andrews: 'Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty... it is evocative of the nasty fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Babes in the Wood, with a bit of Victorian Gothic thrown in. ... What does shine through is her ability to see the world through a child's eyes' Daily Express 'Makes horror irresistible' Glasgow Sunday Mail 'A gruesome saga... the storyline is compelling, many millions have no wish to put this down' Ms London 'There is strength in her books - the bizarre plots matched with the pathos of the entrapped' The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

V.C. Andrews® has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, which was followed by four more Dollanganger family novels: Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than seventy novels in V.C. Andrews’s bestselling series, which have sold more than 106 million copies and have been translated into more than twenty-five foreign languages.

More About the Author

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her spellbinding classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began her renowned Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than fifty novels in V.C. Andrews' bestselling series. The thrilling new series featuring the March family continues with Scattered Leaves, forthcoming from Pocket Books. V.C. Andrews' novels have sold more than one hundred million copies and have been translated into sixteen foreign languages.

Customer Reviews

A very good book from beginning to end.
tafetcetera
If you have read Flowers in the Attic, you know that Olivia Foxworth is a hateful, jealous woman.
Diane Moore
The detail in the book made me see everything exactly the way it was supposed to be.
Cheryl

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By R. M Simms on June 14, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Somewhere along the line, the Flowers In The Attic series lost its luster. The original is a classic tale of horror and betrayal, still shocking to this day. Its sequel, Petals On The Wind, seemed approrpriate in that it answered that question all good books leave one asking: "I wonder what happened next?" And who didn't want to find out not only how these children survived in the outside world, but in what way they lashed out at those who had harmed them? Books three and four - If There Be Thorns and Seeds Of Yesterday, respectively - were... well, less interesting would be a kind way of putting it. In fact, many a reader got to the midway point of Seeds and couldn't help but be struck by a sense of "been there, read that." And perhaps that was, in part, the point of the book: To show that no matter what Cathy and Chris did, the horrors of the attic would haunt their minds and influence their actions.

It's not surprising, therefore, that many readers probably opted to pass on the fifth installment, Garden of Shadows.

How sad for them!

In what would later become a hallmark of the typical VC Andrews series - and continue with the books written by the far-less talented ghost writer in the wake of her death - the final book in the series is, in fact, a prequel, giving us a glimpse into the life of Olivia - aka the mean, awful, hateful grandmother from Flowers In The Attic - and allowing us to better understand her actions.

As would also become a tradition in the VC Andrews novels, this book also reveals a final, shocking twist which allows readers to see the entire series in a new light.

How well written is Garden of Shadows? Well, a friend who was not familiar with the works of VC Andrews read this book before reading Flowers in the Attic.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl on July 28, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Absolutely Riveting!
Although Garden of Shadows was the last book written in the series of the Dollanganger family, it is the prequel to Flowers in the Attic therefore it was the first book I read in the series. Having seen the movie Flowers in the Attic, many times, there were a lot of questions I had. Well, Garden of Shadows answered my questions ten times over and left me with my eyes wide open (and probably my jaw dragging the floor). Once I started reading I found it hard to put the book down. Sometimes I would read it until my eyes watered. It shows how Olivia goes from being a sad child/teenager growing up without her mother, to being a hopeful and seemingly sweet teenager with dreams of her own to being one of the most wicked people you've ever known. It's symbolic how she relates life to her dollhouse in the glass case with the perfect family of untouchable, porcelain people inside because once she moved into Foxworth Hall, that's how her life was; not perfect but untouchable. This book portrayed how the one person Olivia came to depend on, who she thought would be the light of her life, the one who would turn her otherwise gray life bright, had the exact opposite affect. It portrayed how one man can have so much more than others but still want so much more and will walk over anyone and anything to get it. It also shows Olivia's devotion to Malcolm even when she could have easily walked away. The detail in the book made me see everything exactly the way it was supposed to be. I felt as if I was living everything the characters in the book lived. The way the narrator described the house, each room, each piece of furniture (down to the rugs), each character, their clothing, their expressions and what they were feeling was all so real.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The one liner above this sentence is what immediately caught my attention at the bookstore a few months ago.
Okay, so let me get this straight:
Within "FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC", you meet the most perfect heroine you'd ever expect. Her name is Cathy. Her mother is a selfish, elusively beautiful woman with many terrible secrets that should have forever been locked away, or else let go of, if that was possible. And because of Corrine's (her mother) conceited, selfish ways she led her children up to a malicious attic where they had nothing to embrace but the dusty darkness....and each other....(THAT'S RIGHT!)
In "Petals on the Wind", they barely managed to escape the certain fate that one of their siblings had never recovered from, and because of their shameful past and shattered innocence, the children were swept into the loving arms of a parent that dared to love them a thousand more breaths then Corrine ever did! Yet that still didn't stop the past from continuing its dark legacy in the Dollangangers' lives....
In "If There Be Thorns", the evil past grew despite Cathy and Chris's attempts to stop it, and in the final haunting novel of the Dollanganger Series, "Seeds of Yesterday", the past is monstrous in its enraged fury, leading to an unescapable path for the Dollangangers, unless their family finally banishes the evil forever...if that's possible....
And now, when I have regretfully finished the last book of the series, I was fortunate to come across a copy at a bookstore (whenever I go to a bookstore, they're either sold out or they don't have it) of the prelude to this shocking series.
And as I picked this book up, I turned the pages, one after another, bought it, and read it at home.
I loved it.
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