Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger #4)
The horror began with Flowers in the Attic, the terrifying tale of four innocent children locked away from the world by a cruel mother.
The shocking fury continued with Petals on the Wind and If There be Thorns. Now V.C. Andrews has created the last dark chapter in the strange, chilling tale...more
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These books fully engrossed my imagination - twice. I may have to read them agian now that I am reviewing them for this site.
This book is picks up with the third generation of dysfunction. Cathy's two sons and their rivalry. They return to Foxworth Hall (or at least the rebuilt version)which has been left to Bart (Cathy's son by her mother's second husband - gotta love it). However, it seems that Bart's desire to have what...more
“Seeds of Yesterday”
Seeds of Yesterday is the final book in the series. Cathy is now 52 and Chris is 54. Bart is now a young man and has rebuilt Foxworth Hall to be a replica of the one that burned down. Cathy and Chris’s plan is to come visit before they leave to Hawaii and go live there with Cindy. Cathy remembered the first night they were brought there when they were young children; they believed and trusted their mother’s promises. They never imagined being lo...more
Wow. Almost done with the Dollangangers, thank goodness. Only two books left to cover in this series, and this one is probably going to be the most difficult to write about. Why difficult? Because it sucked. Seriously. This book was terrible. Combine all of the horribly tragic events of the first two books into one, add Chris and Cathy as an old married couple and you have this dreck.
(view spoiler)[Seeds of Yesterday starts up 15 years after If There Be...more
Even though SOY marks a welcome return to using Cathy's narrative, this book suffers from the same limitation of the third book in the series, "If There Be Thorns" - which is that the character of Bart is hideously annoying - and unfortunately most of the story centers around him. Then again,I have to admire the author's ability to...more
It seems, well to me, that history repeats itself in this book..because Cathy and Chris are a lot like their own parents and Jory and Bart and Cindy are almost like them when they were younger. Jory and his first wife...reminded me so much of Cathy and Julian...not that Jory was anything like his father..in fact he was not even close...in my opinion he seemed like the most normal out of the bunch. But when Jor...more
I wanted to put this book down so many times, but was determined to see it through. Every character, with the exception of Jory bugged me. Bart was just hateful, I know he had "problems" but why did he have to take them out on e...more
I don’t remember my mother ever having a problem with me reading these books, in fact, I’m sure she must have purchased them for me. As long as I was reading, she was fine with it. I don’t however remember them being quite as scandalous...more
It is now many years after the end of "If There Be Thorns". Cathy is fifty-two and Chris is fifty-four. Jory has grown up to marry his childhood sweetheart, Melodie, and both have become successful dancers. Bart has just graduated from Harvard Law School and although, as Cathy points out, his psychiatrists have declared him "cured", it quickly b...more
Unfortunately - or fortunately, perhaps - I read the title of the last Chapter quite by accident before I started reading the book so I was prepared, more or less, for the ending. But as sad and tragic as it was (and I swear to God, this has been the only series in which I was fully supportive of an incestuous...more
His crooked smile was bittersweet. "Because I've stolen all the memories of what you were and stored them in my heart." ~ Chris
A bittersweet ending to an incredible series! I loved this story and all the players in it. What an imaginative and creative collection of books. Although I have yet to read the "prequel" I am pleased wi...more
Uncle Joel: "Evil! Evil! Evil! Sin! Sin! Sin!"
Bart: "Mother, if you stop sleeping with your brother, I'll be nice and good forever and ever. Until then, I WILL DESTROY YOU ALL!”
Cathy: Is too busy eavesdropping on the rest of her family to have much to say.
Melodie: "How can I possibly be expected to love someone who is only half a man? Oh, heeeeyyyy Bart."
Jory: "I sure wish Melodie would come to see me. What does she do with her time anyway?"
I can say for sure that this most definitely kept me reading but sadly, wasn't as enthralling as the first and second book of the series. I didn't really read If There Be Thorns because I personally thought the plot was just so boring and overused. This book was the same, ap...more
This book fast-forwards about fifteen years from If There Be Thorns. Bart and Jory are grown, as is Cindy. Jory is expecting his first child, and the entire clan moves...more
Foxworth Hall has once again risen. Bart, Cathy’s youngest son, is finally coming of age to have everything left to him by his grandmother, Corrine, and everyone is moving into Foxworth Hall. Long lost Uncle Joel has returned as the temporary butler. One tragedy after another befalls the inhabitants. Cathy can’t help but feel it is the house itself causing all the troubles. She is also...more
This book had me thinking how The Dresdan Dolls, ended u p. And Cathy's prediction in the first book " Flowers in attic" came true. She would die in the attic, which she did. That is you think about. She never had gotten over what her mother had done. I did like Cathy's character in this one. a more older. mature and wise women. I was sad to...more
I found it pretty predictable on the whole. And the vengeful old man character having been in the background of every book is just plain annoying. The uncle seemed exactly like the old servant from the third book, who was just like Malcolm. A circle of cookie cutter men.
I was pleasantly surprised with Cathy's character in this book. Rather than the stupid decision...more