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Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger #4)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  25,349 ratings  ·  464 reviews
Cathy and Chris, haunted by the tragedies and sins of the past, return at last to Foxworth Hall, where they were hidden so long ago. Despite every endeavour, they find that they are prisoners of a past they cannot escape.
Published January 1st 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1984)
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This is all that you need to know about this book:
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?"
"If I blink my eyes just once, I'm twelve years old again, and you're fourteen. I can see you as you were then...but I can't see me. Chris, why can't I see me?" ~ Cathy
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
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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.

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"Seeds of Yesterday" is the final saga of Cathy and Chris from the "Flowers in the Attic" series and the characters have come full circle in this novel.
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
Inés Izal
Todo mereció la pena por ese epílogo.

“Hay un jardin en el cielo, que esta esperando. Es un jardin que Chris y yo imaginamos hace muchos años, mientras yaciamos en una losa dura y negra del tejado y contemplabamos el Sol y las estrellas”

Chris and Cathy come from a long line of poor decision makers, and they continue that tradition when they return to the new Foxworth Hall to celebrate Bart's graduation from Harvard and his twenty-fifth birthday. What they think is a one night stay before moving to Hawaii turns into a three year long run in hell.

Cathy and Chris are still the same bores they always were.
Jory (ugh, that name) is still mister perfect.
Bart is still an oozing walking herp sore that's consistently on its period.
I'm so glad I'm done. The first book was amazing, the second was great, the third was alright, but infuriating at time and by the 4th I had stopped caring. I know the entire saga is meant to be based on a true story, but that has to be one truth stretched to it's limits.

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
Again, I say my copies are worn and dog eared from the multiple readings.

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
Aida Perez
Fue imposible no llorar al finalizarlo. Fue imposible no repetir con Cathy 'No mi Chris, no mi Christopher Doll' o llorar con su ultima carta. Una gran historia con un final totalmente inesperado. Cuando se lee la historia de los Dollanganger se puede ver una especie de estructura cíclica, características de la familia que se repiten de generación en generación.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
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Ahh, the last book in the Dollanganger family series. Such a dark and scandalous family full of secrets, incest, murder, and characters struggling to move forward. Emotional and intense - V.C. Andrews definitely stumbled onto a literary gold mine.
Ana Mitkova
The book was amazing! When i read it i cried. This is one of the best books I have ever read.
Ashley S.
This by far is the craziest of all the books. You simply have to read it for yourself.
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 fact he was not even my opinion he seemed like the most normal out of the bunch. But when Jor
Obviously none of this is realistic, so I absolutely love when things start getting scandalous and exciting. If There Be Thorns was hopelessly disappointing and I'm glad that Seeds of Yesterday seems a bit more like V.C. Andrews. it's not like there are any new sorts of characters, really. Most of them are blonde--no, freaking ALL of the females are blonde, and there's always the obsessively romantic, naiive girl, later called a slut for finding some romance (Cathy, and later Cindy), and the hel ...more
Connie J.estrada
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Think I'll do a re-read and relive my childhood! My rating reflects that I loved all the books in the series when I read them but I'll need to update once I've re-read. I wonder if my 'grown up' opinion will be different to that of a thirteen-year-old who had never read anything like this before!
Peter Meredith
Apr 07, 2011 Peter Meredith rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Re-reading books again. This I just picked up from my daughter's room and wished instead I had picked up her clothes and done some laundry. Like almost everyone, I read the series as a teen but now...dull! I can't get myself to care for any of the characters, the writing is amazing in that I can't understand how I ever like this when I was younger. Every room and article of clothing is given so much attention, while the characters are all so flat.
Faisal Habib
Seeds of yesterday is the final book of the dollanganger series, and easily the best. I would even want to read the book again, if I had the time. The book starts off 10-15 years after the previous book. Both brothers Bart and Jory have turned into successful and handsome men. Cindy also has turned out to be extremely beautiful, even more then Cathy.

After their Grandmother dies, she leaves the Foxworth mansion under Barts name and the entire family starts living there. Bart, after many years of
Kirsten Hivon
Interesting reading others reviews of this book. I've actually read it many times before, and my thinking seems to be very different from everyone else, especially concerning Catherine. I truly despised her for her blatant favouritism, and the fact that the only time she seemed to like Bart was when he was being good and "normal", and loved Cindy no matter how slutty, childish or nasty she was. I'd say she loved Jory no matter what, but that goes without saying, because he never seemed to do ANY ...more
Anna Björklund
Fjärde och sista delen i Flowers in the Attic.

Foxworth Hall har återuppbyggts i exakt kopia av Bart, den yngsta sonen och hela familjen kommer dit för att bo. Den här gången är de fria att röra sig som de vill på godset men är ändå fångna, fångna i det förflutna. Hela berättelsen är en spegling av första boken på sätt och vis, alla karaktärer är återförenade - båda goda som onda.

Kanske är berättelsen något segare och upprepande än i de tidigare böckerna, men återigen är Cathy berättare vilket ä
'Hay un jardín en el cielo, que está esperando. Es un jardín que Chris y yo imaginamos hace muchos años, mientras yacíamos en una losa dura y negra del tejado y contemplábamos las estrellas.'
Natasha M.
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Apr 18, 2014 Paulina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who REALLY like the whole story

¿Por dónde empiezo, a ver?

Este libro me hizo sacar muchas canas que no sabía que existían hasta hoy. De verdad. Es un libro sencillamente contradictorio y aunque resulta refrescante que retorne al punto de vista de Catherine (cuánto bien le hizo creer y madurar, en serio, al menos no quise matarla tanto como me sucedió en Pétalos al Viento), es tan... agh. La historia es prácticamente un reciclaje de cuanto ocurrió en el segundo
Cham Perez
Seeds of Yesterday is the end of Chris and Cathy's side of the story. The book itself is dark, like all the previous books of the series.

Now that they've returned to Foxworth Hall, that one house who gave them such trauma and nightmares, their lives couldn't get any messier. Like before, they're imprisoned and could not seem to get out of the house like they're tied there. Even though they have money and the drive to do so, they just couldn't escape the clutches of their past and how it somehow
lordt, there is nothing at all redeeming about this installment of a story that starts with ridiculous but somehow also emotionally actually engaging childhood trauma and then closes on ... what exactly? endless description of what it's like to be depressed? endless tolerance of looneytunes Bart's psychotic tendencies when they could all easily leave? i don't even know where to start on Cindy's portrayal which was simultaneously nuts and somehow far too normal for these books, but i'm spared any ...more
I read the VC Andrews Flower in The Attic series as a young teenager. After reading the other reviews I was struck by the fact that so many people had commented that they weren’t allowed to read these books or had to hide them from their parents and/or teachers.

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
This book was much better than the third one, yet it still read like the ghostwriter's style to me. It would be that way foreverafter.

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
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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.. It felt like I was being forced to watch a lame TV Soap Opera. I didn't really want to but I naturally had to so I could officially know that I could read something else. This book was sick. And not in a positive way. These books are like eating Pringles, once you pop, you can't stop.

The Dollanganger family return to Foxworth Hall and it's refurbished but Chr
A.L. Waddington
Seeds of Yesterday, the fourth installment in the Dollanganger Family series, returns to Catherine as the narrator. The story picks up her son’s Jory and Bart in their 20’s and Catherine and Christopher in their 50’s. Their adopted daughter, Cindy is now in her late teens. Bart is still a very unstable young man who is viciously jealous of his famous ballet dancer brother Jory and his dancing partner and beautiful wife Melody. Bart also hates his adopted sister, Cindy and does everything to make ...more
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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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Dollanganger (5 books)
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