Ruby (Landry #1)
The only family Ruby Landry has ever known are her loving guardian, Grandmère Catherine, a Cajun spiritual healer, and her drunken, outcast Grandpèrb Jack. Although thinking about her dead mother and mysterious father sometimes makes her feel as mournful as the wind sigh...more
Our heroine, Ruby, is living a happy life in the bayou with her traiteur grandmere. She believes her father was a passing stranger who knocked up her mama & never knew of her existence...but she finds out the truth when Grandmere passes away from an untreated heart condition. Obeying a deathbed request, Ruby slips away from her drunken grandfather & runs off to New Orleans, eventually ending up on her father's doorstep. Pierre is rich as sin & living the...more
Re-reading the series was a little disappointing. I expected to be swept away in the drama and the epic family histories that I remember from when I was a child. I know I had always sympathized with the characters and loved every second.
With age comes wisdom, and...more
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I honestly was a bit skeptical about reading this cause I hadn't read the blurb or anything and honestly, V.C. Andrews has written A LOT of books and series about teenage girls so I expected something similar.
While some of the themes and events are a bit familiar, it was a very nice read and once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. Don't skip ahead or read spoilers or...more
This is the first book I have read by V.C. Andrews and I very much like her writing style. The book is about a Cajun raised girl named Ruby who grew up in the Bayou of Louisiana; and who upon her Grandmere's deathbed discovers she is actually of Creole blood, fr...more
Sepertinya Ruby selalu menderita dan diperlakukan tidak adil, dan nyaris tak ada yang memercayainya.
Saudara kembar yang terlalu pengiri dan keji.
Ibu tiri yang sinting dan gila hormat.
Ayah yang larut dalam penderitaan sendiri.
Nenek yang baik, sudah meninggal, hanya ada kakek jahat yang tega menjualnya pada orang lain.
Pacarnya ternyata tidak bisa ia miliki. Tertarik pada pacar kembarannya yang sepertinya baik, tapi mau bagaimana lagi, semua orang sepertinya meyakini Ruby...more
While the Cajun v Creole is a bit stereotyped (but nowhere near as the heavy stereotypes Neiderman used in later books) the characters are still rather enjoyable and believable. The rest of the Landry series is much the same, a bit heavy with some stere...more
Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent series were some of my favourite books to read during my teen years, and after being given a pile of books from a friend recently which included the Landry series I was looking forward to starting them. Unfortunately I was sorely disappointed. The writing style is simplistic, the description is nothing more than a list of features and the plot is t...more
Setting- I loved the bayou setting with the swamp and then when it switched to New Orleans. The detail was very well written, just like it usually is with VC Andrews. I’m pretty sure this is my favorite scene in an Andrews novel.
Main character- Ruby is a strong, smart character. I’d say she’s a main character girls can look up to. Yes, she makes mistakes, but those mistakes are understandable. I love that she’s able to stay strong after all she goes through.
*Gasp* factor- There are so m...more
At fifteen, Ruby's life, the way she knew it, began to fall apart when Ruby fell in love with a boy, Paul, but to be discouraged of the relat...more
Ruby kept me turning the pages to the end and satisfied my need to read something easy but highly entertaining. The book deals with age old family issues as well as those of the occult. A lovely balanced book to read.
The author actually grew up close to the neighborhood I went to high school at. She had a pretty messed up, sheltered life and all her books stem from the darkness she must have lived in.
Her books have approximately the same theme but the stories are all different. A...more