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Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1)
Heaven - Casteel, Bk 1
Author: V. C. Andrews
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills. — Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671525422
ISBN-10: 0671525425
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 440
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4.1 stars, based on 106 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is book #1 Series of 4 books
AleighD avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 97 more book reviews
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One of my favorite VC Andrews books....excellent
mom2jwn avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great book by V C Andrews.
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rocky1 avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
Heaven is one of V.C. Andrews' original works (as opposed to the later work done by her ghostwriter). It tells the story of Heaven Casteel, a young girl living in the mountains of West Virginia, who is decidedly smarter than the other hill folk who live there.

In typical Andrews fashion, Heaven uncovers secrets about how long-dead mother, is uprooted from her family, and moved to Atlanta with a new adoptive family, along the way pursuing her dreams and uncovering dark family secrets. This is the first in a series of five books.

Although this isn't my favorite series (since it was later finished by the Ghostwriter), Heaven does stand out in the Casteel series and is an interesting book since it takes place in several different locations.
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Great beginning of a new series!!
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 37 more book reviews
I loved this author so much when I was younger, this one does her justice!
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 69 more book reviews
Wow. V.C. Andrews can really write a story. This is only the second Andrews book I've read but I've never read anything quite like them. Sometimes the writing is a bit juvenile but she can really tell a story. I love that while her stories may be a bit out there and extreme, she makes you care about the characters.

Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills.
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented -- worthy of love and respect.

Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!
Hellraiser avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 110 more book reviews
Pretty good first novel in a series. After this book, when others begin writing under the author's name(she died), it gets tedious. However this one is really enjoyable.
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
you gotta love VC Andrews!
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 715 more book reviews
The first volume in the Casteel series...of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest--the scum of the hills..
Moo avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 111 more book reviews
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills.
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented -- worthy of love and respect.

Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 191 more book reviews
older book but good for teens and adults :)
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VC Andrews Casteel series...my favorite Andrews story
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
2 thumbs up !
Cycle304 avatar reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 135 more book reviews
This is probably the best V.C. Andrews book that I have read. Easy to keep up with the storyline and still not knowing what was going to happen next. Recommend it to all V.C. Andrews fans!
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 80 more book reviews
this is the story of Heaven.She lives in the backwoods,wants to get away with her siblings.It's a good book.
reviewed Heaven (Casteel, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Heaven is her name,her father is no good he is a moonshiner who beats & neglects his family he comes up with a scheme & one by one he sells his children for $500 apiece. You will have to read this book to find out what happens to all the children.


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