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The End of the Rainbow (Hudson #4)

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Rain's precious daughter, Summer, is about to turn sixteen. Her future lies wide open before her and she carries her mother's wise advice close to her heart: life is hardship, but above all, life is hope. Like all g

ebook, 384 pages
Published April 19th 2001 by Pocket Books (first published 2001)
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Jun 03, 2008 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2001, age-adult
I read this toward the end of my V.C. Andrews phase... it may have been the last one I read of hers. They just all started to sound the same, so that I couldn't even keep the different series apart.
April Boulware
Apr 05, 2012 April Boulware rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
who the hell is gonna have sex while being held hostage and poisoned....just doesn't make sense
Delicious Strawberry
This is one of the worst sequels that Neiderman has ever written. Instead of focusing on family secrets and twists or even the heroine herself, this book actually centered on Harvey, Summer's best friend and later boyfriend. No time is spent exploring past events or the repercussions of said past events (unlike Seeds of Yesterday, Gates of Paradise, or Midnight Whispers, which concentrated a lot on how the secrets of the past affected the heroines of these books) Harvey goes looking for his dad, ...more
This book is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.

At no point, in this rambling, incoherent excuse for a novel was there even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who read this is now dumber for having done so.

I award this book no stars, and may God have mercy on VC Andrews' family's souls.

(With apologies to Principal Max Anderson.)
Sep 08, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best series from this author in a long time. I really enjoyed this series...this last book, I just had to finish it and stayed up way past bedtime to finish it. Overall the best series since flowers in the attic. There are a few series that I haven't read yet by this author but this has been the best for a long time.
Apr 14, 2015 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the end of the Hudson series and told from Rain's daughter's perspective when she's turned 16. Not the worse I've ever read but the story seems to get repetitive as now we deal with a whole new storyline that seems to focus mainly on metal illness. It was one thing when the Hudson family seemed to have one member after another with issues in the earlier books as you'd think ok, it ran in the family but here we have new characters not related and still the same old issues.

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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
V.C. Andrew books has always been one of my little guilty pleasures!
May 16, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The End of the Rainbow" was a happy conclusion to the Hudson series. After reading through all the trials that Rain is put through during the previous novels it is comforting to read this companion guide and find out that Rain's life has been good. On it's own this novel was very pleasant and unlike most V.C. Andrews novels, ends perfectly. If you do not want to read the Hudson series I still suggest this as a novel which is a quick and easy read that may cause you to want to look further into ...more
Chelsea Gouin
So ends the Hudson Saga. This novel is told through Summer's point of view, she is the daughter of Rain and Andrew. She's much more level-headed than her mother and I liked this novel much better than the previous two. Summer was raised in a home with two loving parents but is not without issue. Her mom is bi-racial and wheel chair bound and this is a touchy subject for Summer. However, her Uncle Roy is showing signs of liking Rain more than a sister and Summer is not okay with that. She finds a ...more
Kim Smiley
Sep 13, 2009 Kim Smiley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 13, 2013 Rissy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-c-andrews
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May 10, 2013 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The back of the book was really misleading...and I kept waiting for Rain to croak and die because thats what happens in a lot of Andrews' novels, but nope. Rain doesnt die. Instead of being about the Hudson family secrets, the book just focused on Harleys family secrets...and it was just plain weird. I didnt mind reading about Harleys family, but the back of the book could have atleast indicated it was about the Victor family instead. I wouldnt even really call this series the HUDSON ...more
Camille McCarthy
A lot better than the other not-really-VC Andrews book I read. This one seemed to take a lot of the elements from "My Sweet Audrina" and watered them down a little and then re-ordered the pieces. It was definitely not literature and VC Andrews is a much better writer than the fake VC Andrews, but it was entertaining and moved along quite swiftly so it's not terrible.
Anne Marie
Sep 16, 2014 Anne Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book to end the Hudson series. This book was written in the eyes of Summer, Rain's daughter. She just turned sixteen and we soon catch up to what has been going on with the family. New adventures begin with Summer going to a music camp, and her life long relationship with Harley, the son of Glenda and her Uncle Roy.
Dec 04, 2014 Nico rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 28, 2014 Nikki Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jodie Angeline Lee
A great ending to a great series.
Mary Reed
Read years ago.
Aug 31, 2012 Roo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book years ago while I was in a VC Andrews phase, but I never read it. Last weekend, I finished reading a different (non-VC Andrews) book, and didn't have a chance to go to the library. Since I feel I must always be reading something, I found this book and figured it would have to do. I feel that VC Andrews books are predictable, and most have the same "formula". The End of the Rainbow was no different. But, it was entertaining enough to fulfill my need to read.
Angel **Book Junkie**
This is my least favorite of the story.. I would have rather read Grandma Hudson's story sort of like the last book in the Flowers in the Attic series. I know there is Megan's story but I am not sure that I can even bring myself to read that one in this series. I thought that this book was really crazy and seemed to play off so many ideas and left a whole lot short... Please if you are going to publish a V.C. Andrews story please publish it as her books were truly meant to be.
Malek Sebrii
This book was the first real novel I read in a really long time. I enjoyed reading it. It was okay.It was not very well written but the plot overall was not bad. *SPOILERS* I hated the fact that some of the events were so randomly planted along the way, like the rape at summer camp event, or the first time they slept together ,it was so poorly related to the plot and quiete irrelevant to the storyline. Compared to other books I've read it could be classified as one of the worst
Ange Hawkins
Jan 21, 2014 Ange Hawkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series was the beginning of a downhill slide of losing the essence of Virginia & her style
Apr 16, 2013 Aneela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To me, the one word that describes this book is "Childish." The narrative sounded like an immature 12 year old talking about wild experiences. The plot was not very enthralling, and I felt like two "children" were out on an adventure. I have not read the previous books of the series, so I'm not going to judge Andrews as a bad writer yet. But this book certainly repels me from picking any other book of hers.
Laurie O'
Jan 15, 2009 Laurie O' rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is not enough stars to rate this series.. very very good..
4th book of the series and it was wonderful. So wonderful I couldn't put the book down and have been staying up till wee hours of morning. Hmm maybe now that I've finished the 4 book series, I can finally get some sleep. ha ha ha - Good reading!!!!
Oct 07, 2012 Antonette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
I really liked Virginia Andrews books when I was a teenager but now I am kind of done with them. They all seem to embrace the same tragedies and there is no place for happiness in her books. This was the last book in the Hudson series and probably the last Virginia Andrews book I will read, at least for a while...
Cheryl Pierce
I'm not sure how this book fits into the Hudson series as there is little to connect it to the previous books other than character names. I thought the issues for family secrets, the lies, the deceit and turbulence of the past were going to be resolved but this book answered none of those things.
Sep 20, 2013 Kathryn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Easily the worst book in the Hudson series, the narrative switches to Rain's now teenage daughter Summer who runs away from home after being date raped. Serious issues, such as rape and abduction are treated as fodder for shock value rather than an attempt to tell a meaningful story.
Jan 04, 2009 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys V. C. Andrews books.
Recommended to Dawn by: I have read all the books by V. C. Andrews.
This was the last book in the Hudson series. I enjoyed this series of books. It was one of the better series put out in V. C. Andrews name in recent years. Like my feelings of loyalty to still read Danielle Steel, I seem to have the same feelings towards V. C. Andrews books.
Jul 10, 2013 Debs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just love VC Andrews' writing. There is so much depth to the characterisation and scenery, wonderful story telling .. and every moment is not wasted. Was expecting the final in the collection to be about Rain but continuing through the children was inspired.. loved every page.
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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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Hudson (6 books)
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