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Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger #4)

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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
Mass Market Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 15th 1984 by Pocket Books (first published 1984)
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Andi W The Petals in the Wind Lifetime movie was so far off, I can't imagine this one would be close.
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Clau R.
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: made-me-cry, 2016
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3 out of 5 stars for Seeds of Yesterday, the 4th book in the "Dollanganger" thriller and young adult series, written in 1984 by V.C. Andrews. When I first read this series, I absolutely loved the characters and plot. It was mesmerizing and felt just dark enough to pass the reality line, but not too far where I thought it was completely unbelievable. Somewhere around books 3 and 4, it fell down for me. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't as good as the originals. I still enjoy hearin
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 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”

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
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Cuando me halle en aquel cuarto frio, tenebroso, sin muebles ni alfombras con solo una casa de munecas que no era tan hermosa como la que yo recordaba, abri la alargada y angosta puerta y comence mi ascension por los peldanos altos y estrechos. Camino del atico, hacia el lugar donde habia encontrado a mi Christopher, para reunirme con el otra vez...”

No estoy triste ni nada..., SOLO ESTOY DESTRUIDA. Vengamos todos a hacer una filita y depositar nuestras lágrimas sagradas en una botella.

Aida Perez
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sarah Mac
Well now. That was bizarre. :P

After the awesome shenanigans of books 1-2, the third book made me twitch with hatred & this one...meh. A flat tire & tepid ending to Cathy & Chris' story. The main problem is how everyone stands around justifying (or rather, screaming justifications for) why they treat each other like shit. There's very little fire & guts to the soap plotting, & what precious dollops there are come courtesy of Cindy (that awesome little tramp :D) as she clashes
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.
May 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
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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.
Ana Mitkova
The book was amazing! When i read it i cried. This is one of the best books I have ever read.
Cami Herondale
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 26, 2013 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.'
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Praeities sėklos” – paskutinioji knyga apie Dolangendžerių šeimą . Tiksliau – paskutinė knygą apie Krisą, Keti ir mums iš “Palėpės gėlių” pažįstamų veikėjų gyvenimus. Ši dalis atsako į visus paskutinius klausimus, papasakoja kaip kiekvienam veikėjui susiklostė ir baigėsi gyvenimas. Pasibaigia ilgai trukusi ir nuodėmių bei skausmo pilna šeimos istorija. Tačiau „Praeities sėklos“ nėra paskutinė visos sagos knyga. Dar yra „Šešėlių sodas“, kuris pasakoja „Palėpės gėli
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, drama
Bu kitabın sonunu okuduktan sonra kitabı camdan fırlatmayı cidden düşündüm. Böyle salak bi son olabilir mi ya diye anneme çıkıştığımı hatırlıyorum, zavallı kadın ne diyor bu çocuk demiştir heralde. Bu V.C. Andrews'in eeeeen kötü yumruğu olabilir çünkü önceki yorumlarımda bahsettiğim gibi kendisi psikopat. Hiçbir yazarın acıdan bu denli zevk alıp yazdığı her kitapta - okumadım ama biliyorum - inatla böyle şeyler anlatması bana mantıklı gelmiyor. Tekerlekli sandalyeye mahkum olduğunu bildiğimden b ...more
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
ESTOY DESTROZADA!! No había llorado tanto desde hacia algun tiempo. No puedo creer como todo a terminado así, de una manera tan rápida y devastadora, me a dejado el corazon destrozado...

Después de cuatro libros, esta familia se ha hecho un hueco en mi corazón, más que nada he amado a los cuatro niños del ático y sus vidas desastrosas. Y nunca, nunca me olvidaré de el hermano mayor TE AMO CHRIS !
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  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
Ashley S.
Aug 03, 2011 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
Marcela M.
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y aquí termina la saga de los muñequitos de Dresde. Sí, lo sé. hay un quinto libro, pero la historia de Chris y Cathy termina como tal con este libro.
Un final magnifico, desgarrador como no podía dejar de ser. El autor o autora, no lo recuerdo bien, que termino el trabajo de V. C. Andrews, no lo pudo hacer de mejor manera. Una historia, que si bien no supera supera su primer libro, sí le hace justicia. En esta obra pude entender mucho más a Cathy, hasta el final me encanto. Chris, un hombre
Connie J.estrada
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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)
“I believe in God... but I don't believe in religion. Religion is used to manipulate and punish. Used in a thousand ways for profit for even in the church, money is still the 'real' God.” 107 likes
“I don’t explain love, Bart. I don’t think anyone can. It grows from day to day from having contact with that other person who understands your needs, and you understand theirs. It starts with a faltering flutter that touches your heart and makes you vulnerable to everything beautiful.” 7 likes
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