Author: V.C. Andrews
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: August 27, 2019
Book Description: Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon, is swept away by the charms of rich, sophisticated, and handsome Garland Foxworth. After discovering that she’s pregnant, Garland does what appears to be the honorable thing and marries her in a huge ceremony on the luxurious Foxworth Hall grounds. Both families fervently overlook the pregnancy, happy for a suitable resolution.
Now the mistress of a labyrinthine estate, Corrine discovers that nothing is what is seems. Garland is not the man once captivated by her charms, and she’s increasingly troubled by his infatuation with memories of his departed mother.
Can Corrine survive this strange new life? Or is her fate already sealed?
Explore the origins of the legendary Dollanganger family in this page-turning, gripping gothic thriller.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: So let me start by saying, this made think of when my Dad would take me to the bookstore and buy me tons of V.C. Andrews books when we would have snow days (I am pretty sure if he knew what these books were about he would have never bought them for me). I would not leave my room, as I devoured each of her books. When I saw this was coming out, I had to request to read this.
Let me start by saying this book is so not good, but amazing all that same time. The writing is horrid, and the historical markers are just wrong, but it gave me this tinge of my youth, which is exactly what I wanted. This is trademark Andrews in every way. This story takes place in 1890 and is about Corrine Foxworth who is the Grandmother to Corrine in Flowers in the Attic. She is 16 for much of the book. This book centers around her marriage to Garland when she becomes pregnant. Garland is obsessed with his deceased mother, and Corrine quickly realizes that not everything she thinks is true.
I don’t want to say too much as it would give the plot away. All I will say if you want nostalgia and not great writing, go out and buy this one. Just take it for what it’s worth.
Thank you NetGalley and Gallery Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review.