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By V.C. Andrews | Comments: ( 479 ) | Date: ( Feb 26, 2020 )

All that glitters isn t gold.Wealth Extravagant parties Celebrity status These are things Willow De Beers could only dream ofuntil now After discovering deep family secrets in her adoptive father s journal, Willow bids farewell to her North Carolina college town and sets out in search of her birth family amid the ritzy glamour of Palm Beach Using an assumed nameAll that glitters isn t gold.Wealth Extravagant parties Celebrity status These are things Willow De Beers could only dream of until now After discovering deep family secrets in her adoptive father s journal, Willow bids farewell to her North Carolina college town and sets out in search of her birth family amid the ritzy glamour of Palm Beach Using an assumed name and pretending to conduct a study of one of the nation s wealthiest communities, Willow takes Florida s gem city by storm and quickly encounters Thatcher Eaton, a young lawyer who sweeps her off her feet But as Willow spirals into a passionate love affair and becomes intoxicated with the lifestyle of the rich and famous, the dark truth about her birth family threatens her fabulous new life, pushing her to the brink of insanity.

  • Title: Willow
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780671039905
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

V.C. Andrews

Books 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 nameVirginia 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 1960s, 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 bestseller 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 bestseller 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 bestseller 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 A

Comments Willow

  • Charli

    It took me years, and I mean that literally to finish this book. V.C. Andrews is one of my absolute favorite authors. So the very fact that it took this long to finish this book was amazing. Usually I tear through her books like they were water. But alas, there were mitigating circumstances at work and I kept losing my place in this wonderful read.Despite the fact that ghost writers have been writing V.C. Andrews' books for years (one would hope since she IS deceased) I haven't seen too much dev [...]

  • Patricia

    My favorite V.A. series. I think the Willow books are clever. Written with a psychological perspective.

  • Kim Smiley

    This book was ok. It was very slow to start. Willow DeBeers is an almost 19 year old college student. She was adopted at birth by her psychiatrist father, who had a patient that became pregnant and wanted to get rid of the baby. Willows adopted mother was a complete bitch who tried everything she could to get her father to commit her, fearing she'd inherited psychological problems. we hear a bunch of horror storeis about her adoptive mother, as she was pretty cruel to Willow as a child, but pres [...]

  • Lamya ❀

    And people still wonder why I keep reading VC Andrews's books!! Basically they're like drug to me,they make me sick but I enjoy them anyway lol. Willow's story is unique, and it was full of unexpected things, I can't write down what the story is all about because it was just too muchI loved and lived the charterers. Linden was my favorite. It wasn't the best of bests but it was good and I enjoyed it.

  • Redfox5

    I could remember almost nothing of this book so it was like reading it for the first time all over again. I must read more of my v.c Andrews collection more often. This book now goes to live with the rest. I can't wait to start re-reading the rest of the series.

  • Lia Rock lantz

    It was a good read although I did not care for the ending. I'm ready for the next one in the series.

  • Emily

    This is a good beginning to a decent series. Andrews has a good plot in this one, since the later series seem to rely on previous plots.But a good read and good series.

  • Stephanie Thompson

    I received this book from a fellow BookCrosser for winning a sweepstakes on BookCrossing. Since the author's name brought back memories of the "Flowers in the Attic" series I absolutely loved in high school, I thought I'd give it a go. The story unfolds as college student Willow delves into her family's secrets hinted at in a diary her father left to her after his death. The characters and the story line are all over the top, which the last sentence on the back of the book sums up nicely: "But a [...]

  • Shay Hawthorne

    I actually liked this one. People warned me that it was predictable. It is but I think Neiderman knew fans already know all the usual twists and turns. So instead of dragging things out he just hands you all the plot surprises within the first hundred pages and lets the story take a ride. I'm going to guess your opinion of the book hinges on whether you enjoyed Willow's story and weren't hoping to be shocked by a shocking reveal.The most disappointing part of this book was the letter from Annie. [...]

  • Anne Marie

    This is definitely another great VC Andrews book series. In this book, we meet Willow, the daughter of a recently deceased psychiatrist, who after reading his diary, goes to Palm Beach to try and meet her biological mother. She does get to meet her mother and half-brother after concocting a story that she is doing research on Palm Beach society for school. She also meets Thatcher, who lives with his parents on the property of her mother. They could almost be falling in love, until the truth of w [...]

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life

    When I read these novels back in the day I would have given them 3-3.5 STARS and now would say about one StarI started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003. I have read:-Dollanganger Series-Casteel Series-Cutler Series-Landry Series-Logan Series-Orphans Series-Wildflowers Series-Hudson Series-Shooting Stars Series-DeBeers Series-Broken Wings SeriesAs a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because [...]

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews

    After the lackluster Hudson series, I, as a longtime VCA fan, was excited to pick up this book when it was released on the shelves nearly ten years ago. but I was disappointed. The ghostwriter using VCA's name obviously wasn't trying as much as he had been before, and everyone was flat. The story was only mildly interesting, and there was none of the thrills and chills that came with reading a real VCA book, or one of Mr. Neiderman's earlier ghostwriter books (Cutler, Landry)And I'm not sure why [...]

  • Loraine

    Similar story themes to previous Andrew's stories with a pshycological view. It was alright, an easy fast read. I hated Thatcher's character immediately and considering how Willow was disdainful towards Palm Beach people, and everything that had happened to her Mother, I was surprised that she would fall for his pathetic charms. I could see right throught him and could have written the plotline that continues on the second book of this series. Oh and surprise, surprise - the brother fancies his [...]

  • Kathryn

    The first instalment in the DeBeers saga falls rather flat. Willow DeBeers is a college student who has just discover that her adoptive father is also her biological father. She is the product of a liaison between her father and one of his psychiatric patients. And that's really about the most credible part of the book.If the authors intention was to shock readers, he certainly succeeds through melodrama, flat characters and unbelievable situations.

  • Chantal Noordeloos

    VC Andrews is a guilty pleasure of mine. I know they aren't the best of novels, but I can still enjoy them. This one I didn't enjoy at all. The characters were so flat and the story wasn't at all exciting. I was very disappointed, but then again I might just be getting too old for VC Andrews. It was something I really loved when I was a tween.

  • Dawn

    This is the first book in the Willow series. Good read, but not my favorite series by this author. Her first couple of series were the best. A ghost writer has been writing under her name since her death. They have kept the same topics that she wrote about(abuse,incest, etc.). I will probably keep reading these books, but I think it is time to let V. C. Andrews rest in peace.

  • Ever

    Well I've expected a little more twist in the end but overall it is a great book and I actually was shocked when Linden kissed Willow. And the description in the back "drives her into her insanity" was not shown or implied here I kind of expected she was actually going mad. But anyways it's a great book again.

  • Mima

    Kind of predictable from what I read of other V.C. Andrews books. However, this one was interesting and did keep my attention. I just don't understand why Willow put herself in such a situation. Why don't these characters tell the truth straight up? Maybe then it would be such an suspenseful story.

  • Ren

    I'm too old for this junk now Super unbelievable. I felt like I was watching a Soap Opera. Though I will say it did make me giddy to read a lot of Florida locations, since I was born and raised there.

  • Clotilde Martinez

    Willow, the heroine of this saga, goes on a quest to Palm Springs find her biological mother after discovering that her late father had an affair with one of his mental patients. Along the way, Willow discovers the dark family secrets that might tear her apart.

  • Kristy

    I'm not quite done with this one, but close enough. I just kinda muddled through it. I'm not sure I want to read the rest of them. I've got so many other books to read, I'd rather not waste my time.

  • Jackie

    Have become adicted to the easy read of V.C Andrews. Girl is child of psychiatrist and patient. Raised by docroe and his wife. Wife is mean to Willow. After parents die Willow finds her mother in Florida.

  • user400

    I usually like the main characters in V.C.Andrews books but they seem to get lamer and lamerwillow really pissed me off in this book. Not worth itad the earlier ones that were actually writen by andrews.

  • Hannah

    I do not feel one way or another about this book.It started off way too slowly and I continued to put it down again and again. It picked up towards the middle and kept my attention until the end.Certainly nothing special or anything specific I feel I need to express.

  • Jodie Angeline Lee

    I really liked this series. I enjoy the books being set in more modern times for a change of pace.The character of Willow is quite an interesting one and her story keeps you reading and wanting more.

  • Gabi

    I read the first book in the Debeers Series, "Willow" and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately my Library here did not have the rest of the series. BUT I did find the whole series on ebay for a great price and bought them. SOOO excited to start this series!

  • Bonnie

    I always like V.C Andrews This one about Willow was a good red, did think that some of it could have been let out and the book would have been better, but over all it was a pretty good read.I gave it a B or 3 stars.

  • Cindy

    After the death of author V.C. Andrews, an unfinished manuscript was found by her family. They hired Andrew Neiderman to complete the manuscript and he went on to write many additional books under the V.C. Andrews pseudonym.

  • Marika Chunyk

    I loved this book. I like how V.C Andrews can present family dynamics that are far beyond what people can imagine. Willow finds out her adoptive father is her real father, and then needs to search for her mother. The love affair between her parents was not accepted, but they did have love.

  • Amanda

    I truly enjoyed this story a second time around and can't wait to read/re-read the other books in this series. The characters are just so much fun and personable.

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