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Fallen Hearts (Casteel #3)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  11,276 ratings  ·  89 reviews
As Logan's bride, Heaven could now savor the love she had sought for so long, and free from her father's clutches, she would live again in her backwoods town. But lured to Boston's Farthinggale Manor by Tony Tatterton's guile, Heaven and Logan stay among the Tatterton wealth and privilege--and the ghosts of Heaven's past rise up once more. The blockbuster sequel to Dark An ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by Pocket Books (first published 1984)
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This was just a really enjoyable continuation of the story. It's true that the same plot points are visited over and over, but the characters are just as endearing as ever. It was interesting to get a closer look into the rivalry between Fanny and Heaven and it was nice to finally see Heaven come into her own.
It's not like the first two books in this series was fine literature, but when the ghostwriter took over, the quality really went downhill. The same phrases and themes cropped up over and over, and got really repetitive. Plus, I thought the characters were out-of-character. At least this one had less incest.
Amy Mueller
Great book! The installments in this series just keep getting better and better. I can't believe I didn't read this when I was younger!
Lori Anderson
why do I read this stuff? it's horrible, yet I can't look away. :head:slap
Novels that were truly written by Ms. Andrews were Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, My Sweet Audrina, Heaven, and Dark Angel. When Virginia became seriously ill while writing the Casteel series, she began to work even harder, hoping to finish as many stories as possible so that her fans could one day share them. Since her death many have wondered whether there would continue to be new V.C. Andrews novels. Beginning with the final books in the Cast ...more
The plot thickens in this third book of the Casteel saga. So many twists, surprises, drama, mystery, you name it! There were times when I wanted to cry, others when I wanted to throw something to the wall, and of course others when I wanted to close the book so the drama would stop.
Heaven goes through SO much in this book (yes, so-much!), I again feel sorry for all the things that happen to her and being surrounded by people who are plain evil.
I hated Fanny more than ever, that obnoxious, selfis
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The Casteel series was my favorite, more than the Flowers in the Attic series. But as much as I loved Heaven and her books back then, I know I started getting fed up with the same plot points over and over, like the mean and greedy sister who would purposely hurt the main character, the untrustworthy father, and the wonderful boyfriend who eventually cheated but was sorry....although, if you enjoy V.C. Andrews. then this is a great series!

Not anything that I would read now...but I loved these bo
I haven't quite finished reading this book yet, but am beginning to wonder if I ever will. I can't say I hate it or that I love it just have some mixed feelings about it. It has seemingly taken me forever to get through Fallen Hearts. I told myself at first it was because during the course of reading it, my condo flooded and I had to move out for a few days while the place was being dried out. But that can't be right. My temporary home had no access to my computer with all it's games, videos and ...more
Even though this wasn't written by the great V C herself, I still loved every bit of this. There was, of course, that little spark missing - that special style that only V. C. Andrews could write. She had a magical way of weaving beauty into every scene, every turn of phrase. Even the most shockingly sentimental lines seemed romantic when she wrote them. I'm afraid nobody can replace that.
However, this was a great imitation, and fed my hunger to discover how Heaven's tragic life story continues.
I read the earlier V.C. Andrews books when I was growing up. I think they helped to prepare me for what I could find behind closed doors while completing assessments as a social worker...:)
Sandra Durand
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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 Star

I 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 Series

As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because
Kim Smiley
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Delicious Strawberry
Doubtless Fallen Hearts might have been a bit different if VCA had been able to finish this story before her untimely death. Neiderman didn't keep all the facts straight from Dark Angel, as the exact details of Troy's death/return, and nearer the end of Fallen Hearts, the writing feels a bit more distinctly different.

However, this is still a decent continuation of the Casteel saga. Having the truth revealed (that Leigh wasn't the little tramp that Troy made her out to be) felt good. I know some
Book 3 in the Casteel series. As the story of Heaven Casteel continues, we start with Heaven back in the Willies and soon engaged to her high school sweetheart Logan. After their wedding, Logan and Heaven travel to Boston to Farthinggale Manor for an elaborate reception given by Tony. While there, Logan is enamored by the wealth and is soon making plans to work with Tony and open a new toy factory in the Willies.

Heaven discovers the decline of her grandmother Jillian and the whole staff taking o
I really enjoyed the first two books but I hated how everything got reiterated. That never happened in the dollanger series and didn't happen after the first book. It was almost a struggle to get through in some parts where as the other two books I read quickly. I do like the characters though and I enjoyed the few twists it had.
Wow..... so many mixed emotions from this book. I'd like to start off with saying that I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible. I have hated Fanny more and more with each book so far. This whole book it seemed like she was out to attack Heaven, and she pretty much was. I also lost mad respect for Tony, specially after what happened on his drunken night. I was going to give this book just 4 stars because of all the repetitive drama through out this book. It was a giant web of pregnanc ...more
one of the best, most loved series/authors of all time. V.C. Andrews books are something so easily recognizable and new books continue to evolve to go with the times and bring in a whole new generation of loving readers
Nikki Marie
v.c. andrews books are all absolutely amazing and very easily distinguishable from any other authors. i love the darkeness, secrets, lies, very addicting, i have almost every single book!
There is so much happening in this book. So many secrets coming out in the open, the way the book ends would be enough to end the whole series, but there are still two books left. I haven’t really read many sagas before, and I’ve noticed while reading this that they are kind of like soap-operas, only books not tv.

I did enjoy the book. Fanny has been a horrible girl throughout the series, and even now as an adult she hasn’t changed and she goes about things in bad ways. Unfortunately people are l
Kimberly (Stedronsky)
Heaven and Dark Angel are two of the best in VC Andrew's collection, but it is clear that Fallen Hearts was taken over by the ghost writer. Heaven is so out of character, calling Logan by strange, formal endearments, being rude to the cook (formerly her friend) and even calling an old college friend fat! The Heaven who suffered through the first two books was not the same woman in this novel. Logan was a simpering clod, not the strong, self-respecting man in the other books. While I loved that T ...more
Courtney Schafer
Tony Tatterton the master manipulator. Eh to the crap character of Logan and yes to Troy and Heaven!
Tracy B
Read this when I was a teenager. Plan to read again.
Jesse Haubert
The first two books in this series were not as good as the "Dollanganger" series or "My Sweet Audrina", but there were still good. Like "Gardens of Shadows" this book was started by V.C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman and it was the weakest in the series, with characters occasionally getting a little out of character. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't very good either and I rate it 4/10 stars. There are two more books, in this series, and they are both written completely by Andrew Neide ...more
Trashy teen read. Yep.
Loved these books as a tween.
Karen Cheng
In the beginning, I disliked the book. But now that I'm finished, I love it!
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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 name

Virginia 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
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Other Books in the Series

Casteel (5 books)
  • Heaven (Casteel, #1)
  • Dark Angel (Casteel, #2)
  • Gates of Paradise (Casteel, #4)
  • Web of Dreams (Casteel, #5)
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, #2) If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger, #3) Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger, #4) Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger, #5)

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