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Secrets of the Morning (Cutler #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  8,394 Ratings  ·  98 Reviews
Shadowed by her tortured past, Dawn has a bright new life of glimmering hopes...
Dawn can hardly believe she's a student at one of New York City's best music schools. Now her most precious wish, to become a singer, can come true. But Dawn still dreams about Jimmy, her strong, intense boyfriend, and the love and anguished secrets they share.
Then Michael Sutton arrives, a
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 29th 2013 by Gallery Books (first published January 1st 1991)
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Marketa
Tak moje guilty pleasure pokračuje (snad jsem to napsala správně), zase nehodnotím. Tenhle díl byl o něco pomalejší, ale na bizarnosti mu to rozhodně neubralo. :D
Dost mi celá tato série připomíná telenovelu pro mladší... Strašné osudy hlavní hrdinky, strašné zvraty, strašné zacházení...
No, jelikož jsem druhý díl dostala k recenzi, tak očekávejte video na oba díly zároveň... Uvidíme, co z toho vznikne. :D
FreakPrincess
Dec 14, 2008 FreakPrincess rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All I've got to say on this book is that she's an idiot
Neva
Nov 16, 2007 Neva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now this is an amazing story. Dawn's newly acquired fancy life moves to the scary world of New York City! However, Dawn is still haunted by Grandmother Cutler's evil manipulation, as she had written a letter to Dawn's house mother at Sarah Bernhardt School talking about what a slut Dawn is.
Dawn is determined to prove her wrong! She does well in school, becomes a concert pianist, and is selected to be in a "special" vocal class with the sexy rakish opera star, Michael Sutton. Of course, he knock
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Jenna Major
3.5 stars
Once again this series spins you around and straight into more drama and intrigue. Just as a disclaimer, like I said in my last review, I haven't read this book since I was 14. I do not remember much about this book other than the plot and that I enjoyed it.
This book is actually pretty sad, when you think about the circumstances Dawn has been placed in.
I found this book to be slower then the first in terms of the flow of the plot. When Dawn was in seclusion during her pregnancy, that
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Dawn
Apr 26, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vc-andrews
How can it be that I almost always love reading V.C. Andrews and these books are SO MISERABLE?!! I'm drawn in and the characters come alive and I want to know what's going to happen next to these people. I was pleased with the way this story wrapped up and can't wait to start book 3.
Vette32
The second book in the Cutler series. Not better than the first, and Dawn is even more unbelievable in this one than the last. So, she finally made it to a school for performing arts (Thank you, Grandmother Cutler) and things start off really slow with the reader being tortured by her house mother Agnes' over the top behavior. Dawn soon meets a broadway singer, drops her panties for him quickly (Have poor Jimmy even gotten to second base by now?) and big surprise, finds out she's pregnant. Micha ...more
Omo
May 03, 2008 Omo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is another one of the dawns series. dawn return and is going to one of the best colleges. plus she can now fulfill her dreams . . or so she thought. Michael a stunning music teacher comes to teach at the school and soon lust finds it way in the relationship that dawn and him have. then when dawn thinks everything is well he leaves her. dawn now has to return back to her past w/ her cruel grandmother and Phillip. but maybe jimmy her pretend brother can return and protect her for the shocking ...more
Lacey
Jun 14, 2009 Lacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I ate these books up when I was younger so I hate to give them a 3. However, I realize that they are actually terrible books, and I can't justify anything more.
Molli Moran
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Kim Smiley
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Rissy
Aug 13, 2013 Rissy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-c-andrews
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Iolanda
Feb 20, 2014 Iolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fucked-up
A classic and fucked up sequel to the first novel in the Cutler series. It was far better written, it was actually a solid effort from the Ghostwriter this time and it had a V.C Andrews vintage feel to it. Looks like he finally learned to use her techniques although it clearly didn't last for long. It was nice to see Dawn have a female friend, heroines with girlfriends seem to lack in the early V.C Andrews book and a friendship to me is very important to have, someone you can confide in when you ...more
Hilary
Dec 10, 2015 Hilary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To enjoy this book I had to completely separate this series from the Dollanganger series. I was very disappointed with "Dawn" because I hold the Dollanganger series in such high regard. There are many similarities between this book and the second book in that series (Petals on the Wind). It was actually kind of annoying how much they had in common. Although this series isn't nearly as interesting as those books, the story does get better as the series progresses.

A lot of people hate this book b
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Inés
Aug 22, 2015 Inés rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo primero es lo primero: reconozco que estoy súper enganchada, esto parece un culebrón y es más que probable que me lea los tres libros que me faltan.

PERO.

Si en el anterior libro dije que me había pasado la mayor parte del libro acordándome de todos los familiares difuntos de determinados personajes, en éste a la que le han tocado los descalificativos ha sido a la propia Dawn: una cosa es ser ingenua y otra ser tonta, con todas las letras. Han habido determinados capítulos en los que no podía c
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Connie J.estrada
THIS BOOK WAS SO MUCH MORE STEAMIER. I LOVED HOW DAWN FINALLY HAD DEVELOPED A STRONG FRIENDSHIP WITH A GIRL NAMED TRISHA. LIKED HOW TRISHA DID NOT LOOK DOWN ON HER WHEN SHE LEARNED ALL OF DAWNS SECRETS. I THOUGHT (AT THE TIME, MIND YOU I WAS IN HIGHSCHOOL WHEN THIS CAME OUT) THE ROMANCE BETWEEN DAWN AND MICHAEL WAS SO ROMANTICALLY HOT. I HATED HOW HE DESERTED HER WHEN SHE NEEDED HIM MOST. SHE WAS SO NIAVE, ALL OF THE SIGNS OF HIM BEING UNFAITHFULL WHERE THERE. THEN WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT AND HE L ...more
Erin
Mar 03, 2009 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was much better than the first one. Dawn flies off to New York to attend a school for performing arts and manages to make a few friends. When a famous opera singer comes to the school to teach, and just happens to be handsome to boot, Dawn gets caught up in an affair too advanced for her years and is abandoned by her lover. Grandmother Cutler finds out and then sends her off to an old, run-down plantation where Emily, Grandmother Cutler's sister, makes her life hell. The events in this ...more
Alyssa
Dec 20, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of the things that happen to Dawn in this book are just astonishing, and should remind us all not to take what we have in life for granted, because we could just as easily have a life like hers any day. The relationship between her and Jimmy is absolutely beautiful as well. Andrews is a great author, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.

I did happen to rate this one four stars because it began to get extremely boring towards the end of the book. It was smooth sai
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J.N.
Sep 04, 2011 J.N. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The second in the Cutler series. After learning the truth concerning her kidnapping from her cold grandmother, Dawn is sent to a performing arts school in New York to develop her singing voice and reach for her dreams of becoming a famous singer. Little does Dawn know that there will be events in her life that attempt to take her further and further from her dreams.

I felt this was a very good sequel for this series and I could definitely feel for Dawn even when she was going down the wrong paths
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M Strawberry Reviews
I rate this book 4.5 out of five stars for a good read. After reading Dawn, I was naturally anxious to see what happened to her afterwards and how she uses the opportunity Grandmother Cutler gives her. However, in her haste to get rid of dawn, Grandmother Cutler does not realize what might happen with sending a young girl to the big city by herself, and quite a few things happen! This book packs quite a few punches, especially the ending where Dawn's paternity is revealed, and Grandmother Cutler ...more
Jim C
Sep 24, 2012 Jim C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is part of the Cutler series. Dawn Cutler is sent to school in New York and the question is will Dawn find happiness there. Being a V.C. Andrews book, you know the answer is no. If you have read V.C. Andrews before, you know where the plot is heading in this book. It was a decent read with plenty of melodrama. I cared about what was going on in the main character's life and at times I wanted to scream not to be so naive. I would have rated this higher but I thought the ending was a lit ...more
Kim
Jan 14, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
The second of the Cutler series where Dawn started, her new life in New York, to pursue her singing career. She meets her new best friend Trisha, and Michael Sutton, her handsome music teacher. She lives in a house with a dramatic Agnes, (who her Grandmother has control over). She becomes pregnant and is shipped off to her Grandmother Cutler's sister who takes care of her while she is waiting to give birth but is cruel and works her hard. Finally she gives birth to a premature baby girl who is t ...more
Ashli
It was way better than the first.
I read this series when I was younger and it was one of my favorites. I reread the first book, Dawn, and this one in 2011, years since the last time I read it. I didn't enjoy them as much as I used and because of that, I regretted rereading them. I had put this series in such a high praise. The first book was pretty bad but this one was a lot better.
Dawn, though, is naive in this book just as much as the first one. It bothered me to the point where I wanted to h
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Mousumi Bhattacharya
Dec 08, 2014 Mousumi Bhattacharya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I really love reading V.C Andrews.But his books are very predictable.For example,the central character is always a girl with a evil sister,whom she meets later wen she becomes rich.Then there will be a boy in past for that girl whom she loved but later comes to know that he is somehow her brother.Also in the first part of books,the girl is poor and later she comes to know that she is actually descended from a rich family. I read 2 of his series and the stories were very similar.I guess he has a ...more
Stephanie
Feb 20, 2012 Stephanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty blatant that a ghostwriter took over after the first book. It felt like the writer(s) didn't know the characters anymore. As nice as it was for Dawn to become friends with Trisha(finally, a friend!), Trisha really got on my nerves -- I didn't find her very likable, she hardly had anything to offer and the book could have easily done without her.. she was just a caricature. I had a lot of difficulty getting through a few chunks. A LOT of clichés.
Anne Marie
Aug 19, 2012 Anne Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dawn is having trouble in her biological parents' home. She finds out her brother was actually her boyfriend at her high school. Her grandmother treats her horribly, making her work at the hotel as a chambermaid. She just wants to be with her "brother" Jimmy again and get away from her real brother Philip, her mean sister Clara Sue, and her grandmother. She gets the chance when she is sent away to a school to prepare her for a career in music. Good read!
Angel **Book Junkie**
Gosh Darn it!

I wanted to loved it but so many parts of this book bothered me, pissed me off, and had me cursing to the greater gods that I had to say Although I did still love Dawn..The book itself fell flat. A pretty enjoyable read and I will definitely be finishing the series there were so many things and people in this book that I hated and found pretty damn peculiar. Overall it was decent but as I went into the others I know now it was this one that had me heated the most!
Beth
Jan 27, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kathryn
Apr 04, 2013 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a worthy instalment in the Cutler series. In this book Dawn studies in New York, is seduced by a teacher and a truly sinister family secret regarding her paternity is revealed. We learn more about the loathsome Grandma Cutler, while Dawn and Jimmy's relationship continues to grow and develop at a steady pace.
Jodie Angeline Lee
A really good book but like with so many other books it is frustrating to see how the characters are manipulated and treated. I just want to shout at them to stop picking on the main character.

Seeing Dawn blossom away from her evil grandmother is great until it all goes pear shaped as usual.

Great book and great series.
Erin
I think the Cutler series was my least favorite of the V.C. Andrews' series I read. It just seemed trashy for some reason. Yes, even more trashy that the white trash girl who lived in a one room cabin with her 8 brothers and sisters. But, I read the whole series and enjoyed all the secrets and lies within!
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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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