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Olivia (Logan #5)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  5,261 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Olivia always knew her younger sister would get into trouble. but she never realized the undercurrents of disaster would grow to a raging flood....
Olivia was always the sensible one. The responsible sister. She took after their father, a man as cold and driven as the Cape Cod wind, a man possessed by an inner need to be respected and successful. She would be the one to tak
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Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Pocket Books (first published 1999)
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Dana Weiczman I think Belinda was completely self-centered, therefore was not jealous of anyone else. She had complete self-confidence.
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Kim Smiley
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A word of caution to people considering reading this book. Chapter One is considerably graphic as Olivia recounts finding her sister giving birth in her bedroom to a stillborn 7 month old baby. I wasn't sure I was going to read this book because I hated the character of Olivia throughout this 5 book series, but even after reading just Chapter One, I can see why she is the way she is. I think it's going to be a good read.

Ok, I hated this character for the first 4 books in the series. While I stil
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Chris
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-shelf
Nobody weaves a web of lies and deceit like V.C. Andrews (or her ghostwriter:)
M Strawberry Reviews
Why wasn't this book called Muted Voices, or something else that matched the other four titles in this series?

Nonetheless, this was a decent read, and the last of Mr. Neiderman's books I would recommend to anyone. Olivia is a strong person who refuses to be pushed around, and knows she is not pretty so she has to rely on other qualities to get what she wants. She is by no means helpless for anything, and when something gets thrown her way, she only toughens and gets harder. Overall, this was a d
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Oridisi
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very sad and emotionally irritating at the same time. Olivia was too harsh and more domineering than a man is and Belinda was too wild and immature.But it was good, despite all the lies, deception,hatred, and secrets this series was good and the book ended good.
Janet
Aug 16, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not as interesting as works by the original author.
Tamikia
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't so bad especially since I think the Logan series was the last good VCA series however reading some of these reviews, I don't like how people are downing Olivia. Although Olivia wasn't nice I thought she was justified in her treatment of Belinda. It's not like Olivia Foxworth of the Flowers In The Attic series, where she was just plain jealous of Alicia and later Corrine's looks despite them doing nothing personal to her and being nice to her. Belinda was mean, selfish, easy, and not ...more
Madevell
I honestly really liked this book a lot i got really into it because it was amazing how the author wrote it and how when i read it i felt like i was watching the movie to this book if it had one and it was amazing how Olivia was he more mature one in the family and how she took care of the dad and the dad was loving at times but most of the times he was more into the reputation and the looks and success he made and further business and how Olivia would be the one to cary on the name of the famil ...more
Ria
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The concluding novel in Virgina Andrews Logan series and this time it deals with the matriarch of the family, Olivia.
Her story is told from hers and her sister Belinda's childhood.
Olivia is the sensible and well behaved child while Belinda gets away with everything and her wild behaviour ultimately lands her in in trouble.
When disaster strikes it is Olivia who takes control, her mother has always lived in her own world and her father was equally indulgent and just let Belinda do what she wants,
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Anne Marie
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This last book of the Logan series was about Olivia, who we came to know as Melody's grandmother. We got to know about her early life with her parents and sister, Belinda. She was always serious and even masculine, it seemed. She was always helping her father with his business, and took care of everything when her mother passed and her father fell apart. Olivia marries Samuel, but it is clear how she only loved Nelson Childs. Olivia has hopes that she did the right thing by taking in Belinda and ...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
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Jennifer (INnerSANITY)
I actually enjoyed this book... Despite it being about the horrible tyrant from the first 4 novels in the series.. I did feel sorry for Olivia.. Feeling overlooked by her parents.. Having to bear the burden of her sisters wily ways... Belinda was a spoiled brat.. And we were never aware of her being like that from the other novels.. I felt awful for Olivia to have to watch the man she loved be bewitched by her sister and remain always just out of reach.. But then you also feel sorry for almost e ...more
Alex
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than I was expecting it to be. I wasn't at all excited about reading Olivia's story (by the way, what's with V.C Andrews naming another evil grandmother Olivia?) but it actually surprised me.

It doesn't condone Olivia's actions later in life, but I do understand why she is the way she is now. Also, Belinda was an awful person! I was sympathetic with her during the other books, but she was a nightmare in this one.

Even though I liked this more than I thought I would, it was still
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Tina86
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, fast read. Kept you interested most of the time.

I didn't realy feel sorry for Olivia and did think she was an iron lady! Not sure if the book was hoping for you to actually sympathise with the character and also make you see that she is the way she is in the earlier books because of her upbringing and certain circumstances.

Actually come to think of it, i really didn't like her. Good book but frustrating character!!

And Nelson should grow some! ;)
Mayra
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So basically Belinda is the uninteresting slut and Olivia ends up having to take care of her. I wonder why the night Belinda gave birth (somehow, with no one having realized before that she was pregnant) was The Fateful Night. And what was this book supposed to reveal to us, the readers, when we already know this storyline from previous books? I was hoping for the Jacob, Haille, and Chester Storyline instead.
Sarah Tolson
Apr 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
I have not read the other books in the Logan Family Series, so this review pertains to this book and this book only. I found the book to be a bit boring. I didn't like the characters, other than Olivia, nor the plot. V.C. Andrews has written some great books with lies and deceit. This was not one of them. Nothing exciting happened. I could have guessed the whole plot within the first chapter. This book was a major disappointment.
Kimberly
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
VC Andrews has always been a favorite of mine since my childhood days. I have read (and re-read) all of her books, and although I am much older now and find that some of her work is better than others, I still enjoy the twists and turns, strangeness and mystery that continues to captivate my interest. (even some of the ghostwriter's work)
Danny Cassar
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written. This book just makes you think about your own family and how one would protect another sibling no matter what. It really did teach me that we should all respect one another without hiding our problems and mistakes but instead facing them to be a better person. Thank you V.C. Andrews for this brilliant books!
Joanie
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia was so much different than her "sister" but she is the one who controlled the family and the business. Would Belinda ever grow up and stop being so spoiled? It seemed what Olivia wanted Belinda got!
I really enjoyed reading this book. Sure was a page turner!
Nico
Dec 04, 2014 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
Patricia Atkinson
this was the story of Olivia and Belinda as they grew up when they were younger.it explains why Olivia felt the way that she did towards her sister.it was a very interesting book because it put all the missing pieces of the puzzle finally fit together...
Kym McNabney
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read several VC Andrews years ago. The were always well written and great stories. Make sure to read the entire series and in order.
Jessica Payne
Jun 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very lack luster. The characters are not rounded, they are all very flat. There seems to be no arc. On top of it all, sex occurs between the main character and her husband which she describes as "rape". And nothing else happens with that statement, it's swept under the rug. I don't recommend his book. It seems very old fashioned in the most offensive ways. I really don't believe this is for a modern reader.
Connie J.estrada
THIS DEFINATELY SHOULD THE OBVIOUSE JELOUSELY THAT OLIVIA HARBORED AGAINST BELINDA. BELINDA WAS BEAUTIFUL, EVERYONE WAS ENCHANTED BY HER, AND EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD GOTTEN KNOCKED UP, BEFORE BEING MARRIED, SHE STILL GOT WHAT SHE WANTED. WHAT SHARPEND THE JELOUSY FURTHER WAS THAT NELSON WAS PHYICALLY ATTRACTED TO BELINDA AND NOT OLIVIA. SHE WAS THE ONE WHO FANTASIZED ABOUT NELSON CALLING HER FOR A DATE, AND IT WAS GOING TO LEAD IN TO ANOTHER AND ANOTHER AND THEN SOON WOULD BECOME INGAGED, AND THEY W ...more
Sara Szydlowski
3.5 stars. I was surprised by this book. I didn't think I would enjoy if as much as I did. Easy read!
Rissy
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-c-andrews
Olivia sure was one tough cookie. Ever since she was a child she'd grown up quickly and taken it upon herself to be in control of her life and the ones around her. Seeing it as unfair, that she had such a burden, she also viewed it as her responsibility.

Clearly she was jealous of her carefree younger sister, the one that all the boys seemed to flock to. This Jealousy, that she tried to deny to herself, caused her to be extra harsh with her sister. Even, with as spoiled and careless as she was,
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Dana
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Going into this book, being the last in the series I was really unsure as to how much I would like it because I really just disliked Olivia from the other books and felt that the first 3 books were the only necessary books in the series. However, that shortly changed after the first few pages. Better understanding what this characters back story is really made me realize why she had the wacky beliefs that she did and why she was the "evil, mean spirited, cold-hearted" woman that she was made to ...more
Debbie
Sep 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia was always the sensible sister and Belinda was always the adored sister. Then in 1 night everything changes.The family is not allowed to discuss what happened. Belinda never lived life as an adult, they always sheltered her and and she stayed child like.
Olive
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this in middle school based on the recommendation of my mom's psychiatrist's secretary... I should have known! I remember this book as intriguing and freaky. Like watching an accident, I wanted to put it down but I just couldn't look away haha.
Kimberly
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: before-2011
This was the very first V.C. Andrew book I ever read, and I came upon it by total accident (I was 13). I fell in love with this author. Granted that most of her books are written by ghost writers, I have never been disappointed by any of her books.
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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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