Dark Angel Author:V.C. Andrews [Dark Angel] — At last, Heaven would find the happiness she longed for... free from the scorn and contempt of her past! — In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life -- of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes and most important, love. The pearls of culture, wisdom and breeding woul... more »d now be hers. Soon she would make the Casteel name respectable, find her brothers and sisters, and have a family again.
But even in the world of the wealthy, there were strange forebodings, secrets best forgotten. And as Heaven reached out for love, she was slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceits and hidden passions!
His piercing eyes narrowed...
"If I give you a home, and all that goes with it -- the proper clothes and education, and so forth -- I will expect something in return. Are you willing to give what I will demand?"
Thoughtfully, with narrowed eyes, my step-grandfather waited as I stared at him.
"Perhaps you have already found out for yourself that there is a price that has to be paid for everything. First, I will demand complete obedience from you. When I make decisions about your future, you will not argue about them. you will accept without quibbling. And I want no hillbilly relatives of yours showing up, not ever. Nor any of your former friends from West Virginia."
Oh! That was asking too much!
"Yes, Heaven Leigh, I want you to cut off your family ties, forget the Casteels, and become a Tatterton, as your mother should have done."
Like the true Casteel I was, a slithering, sneaky thought squirmed through my brain. Even Tony Tatterton couldn't read my thoughts...
Humbly I bowed my head. "Anything you say, Tony." And with my back straight and my head held high I headed up the stairs. Bitter thoughts kept time with my steps. The more things changed, the more they stayed the same. I was unwanted, even here.« less