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Into the Woods (De Beers #4)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  2,278 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Her life would never be the same once she ventured...
The only child of a U.S. naval officer father and a charming mother, Grace Houston is the center of her parents' universe -- until sudden tragedy tears her world apart. Now Grace and her mother, Jackie Lee, move from the naval base in Virginia to ritzy Palm Beach, Florida, to start all over again. It's h
ebook, 448 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Atria Books (first published December 16th 2002)
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Kim Smiley
I'm glad I'm finally done w/ this book. It takes me A LOT longer to read a book when I find it uninteresting. And this entire series was just that, uninteresting.

this book is about Willow's mother Grace and her childhood. It's pretty depressing reading about a person that seems to be depressed her entire life. I wouldn't recommend this book or this series, as it was probably the worst of all V.C. Andrews books. And for some unknown reason to me, there had to be six books in this incredibly bori
Dec 15, 2007 Charli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book isn't bad, but I find it very irritating to find odd discrepancies moving from the previous books in the series to this one. This book seems to be set in the wrong time period. Grace's daughter and granddaughter apparently live in the same time period she does....which makes no sense at all. Literally, Grace is speaking of computers and email during this book, while in the previous book, her granddaughter is giving brand new PDAs to her half-brothers. It makes no sense and I'm not fond ...more
Jo Woolfardis | Infinite Variety Books
Long, long, boring and dull, Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub. Nope.
Sep 02, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Grace Houston Montgomery’s story. She is Willow’s mother. This book covers the period between when she was moving around with her father as a Navy brat until the time she goes to Dr. De Beers clinic in South Carolina.

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Jun 16, 2012 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horrid
This book is a TRAVESTY! All who love literature should rise up in rage with pitchforks and torches, and find whatever dark, gloomy cliffside castle "VC Andrews" lives in and chase him/her out of civilization forever. Once in a while, I venture forth from the safe, comfortable world of actual, real, thought-provoking classic literature into the world of what people read on beaches. We have great cause for embarrassment if THIS CRAP is what people are reading on beaches, or anywhere. This thing s ...more
M Strawberry
The Willow series started out rather weak, and this book only further emphasizes that weakness. After having already read the first three books, I didn't have really high expectations for this one, so I wasn't too disappointed.

One thing that has ever bothered me since I read this was the timeframe it was set in. In Willow, she mentions the year 1999 as having already happened, so this book SHOULD happen before 1980. Yet references to modern culture are put in - Shania Twain and e-mail, to name t
Oct 18, 2009 Aparna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3suspense
If you think that your life is bad and no one else would be going through anything worse ... well pick her up and you will feel a whole lot better.

All her stories are such horribly sad - and most of them the main characters are cheated in life (not money) mind you....

The main character is a girl who looses her father and has to move out with her mother. She lives a very miserable poor life an has no friends cause she is 'different'. Then her mom decides to get herself a rich man who can take c
Only a few pages in and I am shocked and annoyed to see that it appears to be written in the same time period as Willow and Hannah!! Er, hello?? CDs and computers and email for Grace? Who is the first character in a line of 3 generations? What a whopper of a mistake for a series by such a well known author name!
Overall it wasn't too bad although I did feel that towards the end it felt a bit rushed, there was a lot happening in a short space of time. The biggest plot line involving her being sedu
Chelsea Gouin
Mar 25, 2016 Chelsea Gouin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vc-andrews
So this book has a lot of negative reviews, but I honestly thought it was pretty good. It was a lot better than Twisted Roots and had more of the VC Andrews feel to it. I thought the pacing of the story was a bit off though. Wish they'd spent left time on her younger years and more about her time with Kirby and the struggles with her mother and baby Lindon. They had a lot of history to cover in this book and I thought they did a fairly good job of it. I mean, I hated Kirby, but I thought it woul ...more
Anne Marie
I wasn't expecting a book about Willow's mother when she was young yet since I was really getting into Willow's daughter's life and looking forward to what happens next. Anyway, after reading some of the reviews, my first thoughts were about the time frame of these stories. No matter how much I thought about it, the author should not have written about Grace like she was in high school in the late 80's. It was interesting to read about Grace's background, what happened after her father, and then ...more
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
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
So it seems with each 5 book series, the last book in the series is a prequel. Like with flowers in the attic you had garden of shadows and with this series you have into the woods. If you already read the other books then you know what's to happen with our MC in this one. And wow was it uncomfortable. And sad. Both really. You feel for Grace and what her to find some happiness you know? This series..just...ugh!!!
Jan 16, 2012 Ria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant story, one of the best Virginia Andrews i have read in a while, i did notice a few time issues though that jarred a little within the time frame of the others in the series.
Overall though a very exciting story.
Oct 27, 2011 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is a prequel to the first book. The characters are bit fleshed out now but knew what was going to happen. Grace is raped by her step-father and her mother pretends the baby is hers. In the end Grace is starting to lose it.
Nov 13, 2008 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: V. C. Andrews Fans.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of V. C. Andrews books
This was the fourth book in the Willow series. It was also my favorite in the series. Even though V. C. Andrews has been dead for sometime, I still read the books they put out under her name. The Flowers In the Attic series & Heaven series were my favorites.
Dec 21, 2010 Shianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing. Which is weird to say about a VC Andrews book that was written around the time this was written, because while they're not great by any means, they are at least enjoyable in that silly, twisted, guilty pleasure way. This one was rather boring.
Aug 01, 2008 B rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the only book I read by V C Andrews. I didn't like it. The characters were just OK and I really didn't lilke the ending.
Mar 18, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely have to read this series again to people who hate the waiting for the next book sorry but this series will make you learn to Love waiting for the next.
Sep 02, 2013 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the narrator's sudden, absurd, and frankly hilarious descent into madness was the only thing that saved this slice of cheddar from a 2-star rating. so cheesy it needs crackers.
Bill Klanderman
First one I've read by VC. It started out pretty strong, then about half way through it seemed she ran out of plot. Strange ending.
Nov 12, 2008 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book from the Willow series is from Grace Houston's POV, Willow's mom. The story of her history. I liked it very much!
Randy Holmberg
not one of her best...
Dec 17, 2014 Dacia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another great book............I would recommend all her books
Galion Public Library Teens
Review by S.I.: "Great book. Recommended to my aunt."
Paula Carlson
Jul 19, 2010 Paula Carlson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those "can't put down" books. Very good and ending was quite surprising!
Mary Reed
Read in 2002.
Lindsay Patton
Apr 21, 2008 Lindsay Patton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot.
V.C. Andrew books has always been one of my little guilty pleasures!
Sep 26, 2016 Savvy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm disappointed with the ending of this book. It felt like the writer got bord and skipped 6 years of Grace's life to a shitty ending.
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
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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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