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Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger #4)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  27,298 Ratings  ·  538 Reviews
The final, haunting novel in the extraordinary story that has enthralled millions!

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 o
Paperback, 408 pages
Published November 28th 1990 by Pocket (first published 1984)
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Clau R.
Feb 22, 2016 Clau R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-me-cry, 2016
Feb 24, 2012 Chris rated it it was ok
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?"
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
"I am caught between Heaven and Hell in a kind of purgatory where ghosts of the past roam the hallways at night."

Foxworth Hall has been built again.

I just finished a long-overdue re-read of the finale of the five-book Dollanganger saga. Yes, I'd forgotten most of it, with the exception of the oh-so-sad ending and the return to a manor that once terrified everyone in the series.

While Flowers in the Attic started the journey that destroyed four innocent young lives, the series continued to follow
Nov 12, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
"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
Dec 15, 2011 sj rated it it was ok
Shelves: trashy-tuesday
(Full review here: )

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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Inés Izal
Nov 09, 2015 Inés Izal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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”

Jun 18, 2009 Lori rated it really liked it
"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
5+++++ Stars!
This series is seriously addictive. It's been 4 days non-stop I've been reading books in the series back to back(Yes....I've been sleep deprived!) and well I am glad I stumbled into this book for never had I read any book as wonderful as this one. They are really well written and it's such a grotesque yet captivating story.
Seeds of Yesterday was really an engaging novel and one of the most heart breaking book I've come across. It really pulls on your heart strings & tugs on e
Aida Perez
Apr 03, 2014 Aida Perez rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite, sagas
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.
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.
Aug 02, 2011 Claire rated it it was ok
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
Mar 05, 2009 Trudy rated it really liked it
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
Apr 18, 2014 Paulina rated it liked it
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
Rebecca McNutt
Seeds of Yesterday is the 4th book in this series, and to be honest, the Dollanganger series sort of lost its shock value after the first one. The disturbing theme of incest and child abuse that made the first in the series gain so much attention from horrified and interested readers, lost its edge a long time ago and has just become weird and disgusting by the 4th book. It's repetitive, it's typical and the characters are so unfairly put upon throughout that it just isn't realistic.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
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Jan 24, 2009 Trisha rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama, ya
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.
Aug 16, 2013 Miyu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
'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.'
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.
Aug 03, 2011 Ashley S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 29, 2011 Connie J.estrada rated it really liked it
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Kristy Drážovská
Wau... Ťažko sa mi niečo vôbec hovorí. Od tejto knihy som sa nedokázala odtrhnúť, až kým som ju nedočítala. Ani som si neuvedomila koľko pre mňa táto séria znamená a ako mi je ľúto, že sa už všetko skončilo. Hrdinovia tejto rodinnej ságy prešli všetkým možným, ale aj nemožným, no všetko či už dobré, alebo zlé, zvládli spoločne. Láska, ktorú tu tak často označujú za hriešnu a zlú, mi nedokázala prísť zlá, alebo zvrátená. To, že sa Cathy a Chris milujú bolo pre mňa samozrejmé, ako vzduch, ktorý dý ...more
Bien, este libro es totalmente innecesario para la saga.

En general me ha gustado, porque amo a Jory, Chris, Cathy y Bart, pero este libro se estanca, solo pasan do cosas que realmente son dramáticas (view spoiler) , lo demás es dar vueltas y más vueltas sin que pase nada ni se aporte nada a la historia. Eso sí, ese último capítulo y ese epílogo me han roto el corazón en mil pedazos... Ay mi Crhistopher Doll...

Jan 16, 2014 Nic rated it it was amazing
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 did not like it
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
Jan 27, 2015 Faisal Habib rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, romance
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
Gaia Rodriguez
Jul 27, 2016 Gaia Rodriguez rated it it was amazing
Well, if I didn't already *LOVE* VC Andrews, I certainly do now! Wow! I've finally finished this original series and I must say that it was WELL worth it! All I can say here without revealing too much is - read them all. Read. Them. All!
May 18, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
Wowza!!! At last I have reached the end of the Dollanganger saga!

This book, has to be one of my favourites in the series!

Seeds of Yesterday is centred around Cathy and her husband Chris as they try to come together as a family with their children Jory, Bart and Cindy. But this is almost impossible with Bart's sinister behaviour and warped ideas on society and especially women. Bart has reconstructed the Foxworth Mansion and allows the family to come stay as they await the celebration of his 25
Kirsten Hivon
Jan 09, 2015 Kirsten Hivon rated it really liked it
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
Jul 25, 2016 Gökçe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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

Dollanganger (5 books)
  • Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
  • Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, #2)
  • If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger, #3)
  • Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger, #5)

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