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Book Title: Web of Dreams|
The author of the book: V.C. Andrews
Date of issue: 1990
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Format files: PDF
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Read full description of the books Web of Dreams:I have always been a huge fan of V.C Andrews and have been reading her books since I was younger. For some reason though, this book had been sitting on my book shelf for ages and I haven’t had a chance to read it… Until now. Oh boy am I so glad I did! I love the Casteel series, it is my second favorite series of all time by V.C. Andrews, falling right behind the Dollanganger series. Everything about it is so dark and disturbing that it is literally impossible to tear your eyes away from the pages. In this book, that is no different. Once again, we are taken back to Farthinggale Manor where lies, secrets, and deceit take over.
In this book, we follow the life of Heavens mother Leigh and how she came to live in Farthinggale. We get a better look as to who the Van Voreen’s are, and how Jillian came to be this cool and evil woman. Gosh, she truly is as sick as they come! While much of this book does match (almost exactly) all the evil things that had befallen on Heaven, it is interesting to see where it all truly began.
Once again, V.C. Andrews does not disappoint. I enjoyed the ending of this series and look forward to reading more of these books (that I have adored for years). I have so many of them just sitting on my book shelves and after reading this one I have this intense need to start on another series that I haven’t read yet. If you are a new V.C. Andrews reader, I recommend starting with the first book of the series of course. But also read the Flowers in the Attic (which is an entirely different series, but a GOOD one). If you are just curious, I strongly suggest just trying one of her books out! Just be sure to make sure it is the first book in the series as you need to read them in order.
Read information about the authorBooks published under the following names - Virginia Andrews, V. Andrews, Virginia C. Andrews & V.C. Endrius. Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C. Andrews name
Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man who opened a tool-and-die business after retirement, and Lillian Lilnora Parker Andrews, a telephone operator. She spent her happy childhood years in Portsmouth, Virginia, living briefly in Rochester, New York. The Andrews family returned to Portsmouth while Virginia was in high school.
While a teenager, Virginia suffered a tragic accident, falling down the stairs at her school and incurred severe back injuries. Arthritis and a failed spinal surgical procedure forced her to spend most of her life on crutches or in a wheelchair.
Virginia excelled in school and, at fifteen, won a scholarship for writing a parody of Tennyson's Idylls of the King. She proudly earned her diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth. After graduation, she nurtured her artistic talent by completing a four-year correspondence art course while living at home with her family.
After William Andrews died in the late 1960's, Virginia helped to support herself and her mother through her extremely successful career as a commercial artist, portrait painter, and fashion illustrator.
Frustrated with the lack of creative satisfaction that her work provided, Virginia sought creative release through writing, which she did in secret. In 1972, she completed her first novel, The Gods of the Green Mountain [sic], a science-fantasy story. It was never published. Between 1972 and 1979, she wrote nine novels and twenty short stories, of which only one was published. "I Slept with My Uncle on My Wedding Night", a short fiction piece, was published in a pulp confession magazine.
Promise gleamed over the horizon for Virginia when she submitted a 290,000-word novel, The Obsessed, to a publishing company. She was told that the story had potential, but needed to be trimmed and spiced up a bit. She drafted a new outline in a single night and added "unspeakable things my mother didn't want me to write about." The ninety-eight-page revision was re-titled Flowers in the Attic and she was paid a $7,500 advance. Her new-generation Gothic novel reached the best-seller lists a mere two weeks after its 1979 paperback publication by Pocket Books.
Petals on the Wind, her sequel to Flowers, was published the next year, earning Virginia a $35,000 advance. The second book remained on the New York Times best-seller list for an unbelievable nineteen weeks (Flowers also returned to the list). These first two novels alone sold over seven million copies in only two years. The third novel of the Dollanganger series, If There Be Thorns, was released in 1981, bringing Virginia a $75,000 advance. It reached No. 2 on many best-seller lists within its first two weeks.
Taking a break from the chronicles of Chris and Cathy Dollanganger, Virginia published her one, and only, stand-alone novel, My Sweet Audrina, in 1982. The book welcomed an immediate success, topping the sales figures of her previous novels. Two years later, a fourth Dollanganger novel was released, Seeds of Yesterday. According to the New York Times, Seeds was the best-selling fiction paperback novel of 1984. Also in 1984, V.C. Andrews was named "Professional Woman of the Year" by the city of Norfolk, Virginia.
Upon Andrews's death in 1986, two final novels--Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts--were published. These two novels are considered the last to bear the "V.C. Andrews" name and to be almost completely written by Andrews herself.
Her novels were so successful that after her death her estate hire
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