Secret Whispers (Heavenstone, #2)
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Secret Whispers (Heavenstone #2)

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There's no place like home...

On the eve of her graduation from an exclusive private school, shy wallflower Semantha Heavenstone is caught in a whirl of scandal and betrayal. Now, she's returned to the grand Kentucky mansion where painful memories of her mother and her older sister, Cassie, are as potent as newly mown bluegrass. It seems no matter where she goes, Semantha i...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Pocket Star
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Le Grand Casino in Monaco doesn't let citizens of its own country into the gaming rooms? But isn't that...prejudiced against its people? Dude, that's not cool. Mind you, I hear they're building a casino in Queensland that'll only be for foreign high rollers, and not locals, but you know James Packer and his other wealthy Australian mates will get in... But I digress. Would've thought it'd give Semantha more agency to banish Cassie in order to turn her life around, instead of after the fact. Inst...more
Marissa Dobson
I just finished Secret Whispers and really enjoyed the book. I would agree with some that the books written after her death by the ghost writer are not the same as the ones written before her death but this one is really well written. The characters are very interesting and the plot really keeps you in.
Rebecca S. Waddell


I bought both books in the series at once, so I read this one even though the first was the only V.C. Andrews that I haven't enjoyed. While this is better than the first in the series, the tragedies remain predictable. Given the genre, one expects bad things to happen. in most V.C. Andrews titles I have been surprised by when, what and how the tragedies occur and intertwine. In this one, however, there are few, if any, surprises. I guessed what would happen next. I cannot recommend this...more
Mar 11, 2010 K rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the author
I must admit I am torn about what to write in my review of this book due to the fact that I liked it, but found it lacking at the same time. After loving the first book in this series, I was psyched about reading this one. And although I enjoyed the story and finding out what happeend to Semantha, I did not enjoy it as much as the first book. I don't know if it was because the first book reminded me alot of Flowers in the Attic (which I still love to this day) and this book reminded me of the ne...more
Delicious Strawberry
After the disappointing conclusion to Heavenstone Secrets, I almost didn't want to pick up this book. But it's like a bad car accident - you know there's going to be gore, blood, wreckage, yet you feel compelled to look. Fortunately, I work in a store and sometimes we get stuff early. Like Heavenstone Secrets, this book is a quick read. When I read Flowers in the Attic, Heaven, My Sweet Audrina, and even Dawn, sometimes I would go back over a line or paragraph to savor the good writing. I never...more
Surprisingly, I did enjoy this book a lot more than some of the other recent ones. I would even say that I would like to see a third one from this series that details the life of Semantha and Ethan's child. I could definitely see this as part of a five book series where the fifth one served as a prequel that detailed the parents' lives before they had Cassie and Semantha. I really miss those five book series because they were so interesting and gave a great deal of family history. This one was r...more
This is the 2nd part of "The Heavenstone Secrets." Semantha is graduating from an exclusive private school and looks forward to a bright future in the Heavenstone Estate back home in Northern Kentucky and is excited at the prospect of having Ethan at her side. Its been rough, three years or so ago, Semantha lost two important people - her mother and her sister (Cassie) who died just months apart. She returns the huge mansion where memories of her mother and sister are still vivid and Cassie wont...more
Kim Smiley
I LOVED this book. it only took 3 days to finish. This book picks up a couple of years after the first book. Semantha Heavenstone is at a private school and getting ready to graduate. she has never made any good friends along the way and the character seems to be clinically depressed throughout the book, still seeing and hearing her dead sister Cassie.

Along the way her father remarries a control freak and Semantha meets a very nice college graduate, Ethan. You never truly figure out how these tw...more
Maureen Saltarelli
Jul 13, 2011 Maureen Saltarelli rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone 18 and older
This book kept my attention enough for me to pick it up at every free moment. I am glad i did not read the previous book, if there is one one, since this one pretty much covered what had happened before and how she came to be where she was and was going in this book.

It had just enough "creepyness" to keep me on guard but not enough to give me nighmares.
I was a little shocked at the R rated stuff and there was some so i would not recoomend this book in the teen section. I do not remember readin...more
LOVE IT! A little bit confusing but at the end everything makes sence. You might hate it at first, but you sure will end up loving it! Took me 1 day to read it, and to be honest I felt jn love wih Ethan!!!
Like the book before this, this felt like it got back to the basics of what makes up a VC Andrews book. It felt like one of the early books, even if there were a few issues I had with it. I really miss likeable love interests, especially ones who don't come of sketchy from the start (the whole book I just wanted Ethan to go away). The author really has a messed up view on what the relationship is like between women- and not all women are vipers, like seems to be implied. The language was way too...more
Secret Whispers confirms for me that V.C. Andrews' novels are back in a big way. The depth of the character, the intrigue and the conflicts are vintage V.C. Andrews and what made Flowers in the Attic so special. We're really into this characters' psyche and can feel the struggles, emotions and hear her thoughts. Semantha, like Cathy in Flowers is a complex young girl who battles forces seemingly larger than life and somehow realizes her future and her strength. I particularly liked the interplay...more
2nd in the series. As usual dysfunctional family stories continue. First part of it tells the story a little bit of what happened in the previous book, then goes on with the new story where she is in highschool, meets a boy who she doesn't think will contact her after graduation since he's a "college" student, graduates & goes home but her dad has met someone new and they are married. She still hear's and sees her dead sister so this poses problems. The boy contacts her, etc. Can't wait for...more
This was a really odd book. It all seemed pretty ridiculous storyline wise to be honest but the major weirdness is that it just ended without anything much having happened. I mean it felt like it was building up to a huge event but then it all just ended without resolving anything & without anything much occuring?! Really odd! It was like the author just got bored and mid build up suddenly wrote 'and they all lived happily ever after...The End!' This all made for a bit of a pants book. Offic...more
Lauren Gommert
I don't know why I continue to torture myself with V.C. Andrews books. Perhaps I'm holding on to a minuscule piece of hope that the next novel will be as gripping as V.C.'s original works. This book doesn't even come close. It's ridiculously dull, lacks even a whisper of a story-line, and concludes after one of the most anti-climatic death scenes I have ever read. Don't waist your time!!!!
Danielle Miller
Although this book took me a tenth of the time heavenstone's secrets to read I find myself liking the first book like 20 times better. I feel like V. C. Andrews forced this book out to make a bigger profit off the series it really should have ended in the first book with maybe like one epilogue chapter. I did enjoy the book though.
I don't know why this person continues to write these books. They're terribly repetitive and boring.
I don't know why I continue to read these books. Perhaps I'm hoping one time a good one will come out again. But I think I need to convince myself that since V.C. Andrews' death, that won't ever happen.
Melody Frey
Very interesting ending and unexpected as V.C. Andrews is known for. Since her death the writing has gotten a little more off the wall but this series of 2 books came together at the end but not the story line I expected. Keeps you guessing where it is going to go until the end.
After reading both books in this series I am inclined to think that the ghost writer (Andrew Neiderman)has nothing on V. C. Andrews. Stories are long drawn out and predictable. If you have nothing to do on a lazy day and you want a not so complex read, this series is for you.
I was really into this book, and then the ending happened, and so quickly. This disappointed me to no end. How can you build he plot, and then just end the book? hmmm This would have been one of my favs, of her series had she not ended so abruptly.
Many years ago I had read Flowers in the Attic and Clan of the Cavebear etc. and thought this might be fun to read. It was nothing like how I remember the other books, although I was very young when I read those. Probably not worth reading this...
When Casey starts seeing her dead sister. Who has a evil plot for her fathers new wife. Will Casey pull away from her sister when the plots get to bad and what will happen when Casey finds love as well.
Imma fast reader... I read it in 25 hours... I aint exagerating. Even ask Kaloni :-P.

Anyways Loved the book, not as good as the heavenstone secrets tho. but sequals never seemed to be as good, right?
Oct 05, 2011 Deanna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
It was slow-going in the beginning, picked up a bit in the middle, a little boring in certain areas of the book, and had a kind of confusing, not-finished?explained ending, It was okay...
It was different. The ending was the best part when Sam went to bury Cassie one last time to say good bye for good. They did get rid of the "evil" step- mother for good too which I liked.
Run away, run away! Shield your eyes from this atrocity with no redeeming value and idiotic plot. V.C. Andrews is probably rolling over in her grave.
It was really good and they should have a third book to see what happens when she starts her family. That would be nice. It was a really nice story
Kari Beh
Very good second book to a series. Love V.C. Andrews though. Can't wait to read the third one if there is one. Happy Ending everyone <3
I really enjoyed the first book in the series. This one on the other hand was ok could have been a bit better.
This book was really boring. I didnt even want to finish the book or read farther than i really had to.
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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 w...more
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