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Preview — Pearl in the Mist by V.C. Andrews
Pearl in the Mist
Even after a year as a Dumas, Ruby still wonders at the splendor of the family's New Orleans mansion, and rejoices in the love of the father she had never known. But true happiness in her new home is as elusive as the swamp mist. Ruby must carefully avoid...more
Ruby had a bit more of a backbone in this one. ...more
THrough lots of twists and turns along the way, Ruby has to deal with her crippled twin, who is more mean in this book than in the first. I feel for this character, always having to be the bigger person and the one who tries to do right, only to be punished for things she's accused of without ...more
I think I'd give this 3.5 stars. It was interesting enough but so darn frustrating! Ruby cried a lot and I would have liked to see her ...more
Anyway I dont like how they disregard the other stories here I mean they build the character of Louis, her friend Abby, her teacher Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Clairborne and specially the FULL STORY what really happen to Louis's parents does he and his mother had an incest ...more
I quite enjoyed this book as I did Ruby. I shouldn't but I enjoyed Giselle as I did Fanny in the Casteel series. So terrible but entertaining.
Well I've forgiven Beau. Glad Ruby admits now that he pressured her into the portrait.
Even though Giselle is a spoiled brat and sadly like many parents, her antics and bad behaviour are ignored.
Her tempering in the beginning surprisingly amuses me. Just going on and on complaining.
In "Pearl of the Mist," Ruby suffered more problems and trouble, especially with her step-mother Daphne, and her evil twin sister, Giselle. Everyone had ...more
In this instalment Ruby and Giselle are sent away to boarding school. Basically, they're being sent away so that Daphne does not have to continue to deal with the fact that these kids are not her own and, therefore, she won't be ...more
I mean, the first one was too, but gosh I feel like I'm torturing myself a bit as I stick to this whole 'finish all the series / books in my possession' commitment I made to myself this year. But I'm doing it!! Doing the thing!!
There were some format issues that bothered me, and the fact that this book's writing is just so /aged/ and it didn't age ...more
Being Southern myself, I heard their accents in my head. And I read it with a dialect like few books I've ever experienced. It gave them a realness. I could see them, and know exactly what these characters would sound and look like. I would LOVE for these stories to be turned into a film series. ...more
Ruby was an entertaining read and I liked this book, but I must say that I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. I mean, it just felt ...more
I was frustrated with Ruby for the majority of this book. There were so many times that she just lets things happen to her and then cries that she has no control over what's happening to her. Towards the end, there was some growth in her character. I'm wondering if it was just that slow because there are 3-4 more books in the series.
There was one really disturbing point in the book when she nearly let ...more
Sometimes the book was a bit boring. It gets old having Ruby be this Mary-Sue who everyone is soooo affected by. Guy's been blind for half his life? Two meetings with Ruby will restore his sight! It's also annoying having all these people put Ruby in a "do as I say ...more
I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003.
I have read:
-Shooting Stars 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 ...more
This was a favorite of mine starting in Junior High and rereading in umpteen years later, I remember why. Boarding school, wealthy relatives, Bayou/Cajun living, young love, evil mean girls..... this book has it all. And to a young mind, this book was scandalous! Not so much anymore (oi I'm jaded) but still entertaining and one of my favorite by V.C. Andrews.
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 ...more