Book Reviews of Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger, Bk 5)

Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger, Bk 5)
Garden of Shadows - Dollanganger, Bk 5
Author: V. C. Andrews
ISBN-13: 9780671682910
ISBN-10: 0671682911
Publication Date: 1989
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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great ending to a great series
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I enjoy all of V. C Andrews books, but have outgrown keeping them, it will pull you in with the family secrets and intrigues that seem to plague them from generation to generation.
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Second best book in the series after Flowers in the Attic. One of my favorite of Andrews' books.
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technically, you can read this book as the first book in the series. but belive me, it has so much more meaning if you read it after 'flowers in the attic'. everything you thought you knew? forget it. 'garden of shadows' tells they grandmother's story, and it is NOTHING like you thought it would be. without a doubt THE best, most shocking book in the series.
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I read this entire series as a young teenager. At the time I found them thrilling but disturbing. I've never read anything else V.C. Andrews has done -- I never felt the urge. But with this series, something about it captivated me and I ended up reading them all. I enjoyed them when I read them (which was a couple of times; a few years inbetween readings), I truly did. But now, they're a little too creepy for me (and I'm a gore and blood horror fan!). I suppose they're marketed for the pre-teen and teenage crowd, but I wouldn't consider them appropriate for a younger, more impressionable age group (incest aside, there are other equally disturbing issues in these books). But for older teens or adults who enjoy very strange and darker type stories, this whole series is for you.
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I read this book last in the series, and it explained so much! Olivia is so evil, and to finally find out that it was really her behind everything the children went through was shocking! I hated the grandfather, but at least I know he never would have locked them away in the attic. I wish Corrine or Cathy would have discovered the truth, so they could have gotten their revenge on her!
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First book in V. C. Andrews' best selling series.
The wicked curse of the Dollanger family begins in this book. For anyone who has ever read any of this series, this book is a must to read.
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Without giving away too much of the story, Garden of Shadows follows the story of Olivia, who is brought to Foxworth Hall as the wife of the tyranical Malcolm Foxworth. She is innocent, young and beautiful - the perfect heroine, given the emotional tortures we know Andrews will unleash upon her! Before long, her husband's dark desires turn the innocent young woman's life upside down.

This is definately my favorite series of books written by VC Andrews.
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Olivia dreamed of sun filled love, a happy life. then she entered Foxworth hall..
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I have all 5 of these.
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I loved this book. I really liked how the last book in the series was the prequel. Like a star wars thing. It totally gives you a different point of view on the grandmother. LOVE V. C. Andrews!
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V.C. Andrews' thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions-- of the time before "Flowers in the Attic" began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride.
At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longed for. But in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread.. an evil that will threaten her children, two lovely boys and one very special , beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives... a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name, and haunt their lives forever!
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I hadn't read any of her other books so some things didn't make sense to me; otherwise, I found this book intriguing.
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Like most girls my age I read "Flowers in the Attic" when it came out in 1979. We couldnt get enough; I went on to read the 2nd, 3rd and 4th books, although I dont remember enjoying anything after the 2nd book. So I never even noticed when this book, the fifth in the series, and the prequel came out. But I am so glad I came across this! It had great tie-ins to the first book, reading them 30+ years apart I couldnt believe how many details I remembered from the first book. This book answered my questions, once I started reading I found it hard to put the book down, the history here is even more twisted than "Flowers"!
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This is actually my most favorite book of the series after Flowers in the Garden. The story of Grandmother Olivia.
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This book depicts the time before FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC and how it all began. For within one innocent chld, a shocking secret lives. . . a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name and haunt allt heir lives forever!
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How Flowers in the Attic all began
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The last in the Dollanger Series started by V.C.
Andrews. A real page turner.
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enjoyed the series.
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Great book
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very good
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Olivia dreamed of a sun-filled love, a happy life. Then she entered Foxworth Hall...
V.C. Andrews' thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions -- of the time before Flowers in the Attic began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride. At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longed for. But in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread...an evil that will threaten her children, two lovely boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives...a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name, and haunt all their lives forever!
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Dollanganger Series Book #5

V.C. Andrews' thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions -- of the time before Flowers in the Attic began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride. At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longed for. But in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread...an evil that will threaten her children, two lovely boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives...a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name, and haunt all their lives forever!
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This is a V.C. Andrews book. It's the story that came before Flowers In The Attic.
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Aaah another one of the series... I never read this one it was laying around the house. "The story on how it all began". These books creep me out. I can't imagine these families. Yes, I live in a bubble.
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OLIVIA DREAMED OF A SUN FILLED LOVE, A HAPPY LIFE. THEN SHE ENTERED FOXWORTH HALL...

V.C. Andrew's thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions--of the time before Flowers in the Attic began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinterish Olivia came to Virgina as Malcom Foxworth's bride. At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longer for. But in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread...an evil that will threated her children, two lovely boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives...a secret that will taint the proud foxworth name, and haunt all their lives forever!
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I think it was a very good opening to the whole series its a back story on the dollangager family. Pretty much where it began.
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This is a VC ANDREWS book. I dont know why this says the author is Jones.
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Olivia dreamed of a sun-filled love, a happy life. Then she entered Foxworth Hall...

V.C Andrew's thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions-of the time before Flowers in the Attic began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride.

At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longed for. But in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession began to spread...an evil that will threaten her children, two lovely boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives...a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name, and haunt all their lives forever!

The wicked curse of the Dollanganger family begins in...
GARDEN OF SHADOWS
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used in good shape