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Fallen Hearts

(Casteel #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  14,045 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Proud and beautiful, Heaven came back to the hills -- to rise at last above her family's shame!
As Logan's bride, she would savor now the love she had sought for so long. And free from her father's clutches, she would live again in her backwoods town, a respected teacher and cherished wife. But after a wedding trip to Boston's Farthinggale Manor and a lavish, elegant part
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published 1995 by Pocket Books (first published 1984)
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Oct 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
This was just a really enjoyable continuation of the story. It's true that the same plot points are visited over and over, but the characters are just as endearing as ever. It was interesting to get a closer look into the rivalry between Fanny and Heaven and it was nice to finally see Heaven come into her own.
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Novels that were truly written by Ms. Andrews were Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, My Sweet Audrina, Heaven, and Dark Angel. When Virginia became seriously ill while writing the Casteel series, she began to work even harder, hoping to finish as many stories as possible so that her fans could one day share them. Since her death many have wondered whether there would continue to be new V.C. Andrews novels. Beginning with the final books in the Cast ...more
Circa Girl
Buddy Read with Sarah Mac. I'm surprised at how decent this entry to the Casteel series was despite all the uneven and even inaccurate bits -like the opening letter and Troy even figuring into things- but when the ghostwriter gets the tone right or has Heaven take a noble, self-sacrificing stand without being overly sanctimonious it feels almost comparable to the original VC. Just for the love of all that is page space, save yourself some time and skim over the "steam" scenes because the ghostwr ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
“You are an idealist of the worst kind - the romantic idealist. Born to destroy and self destruct.”
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even though this wasn't written by the great V C herself, I still loved every bit of this. There was, of course, that little spark missing - that special style that only V. C. Andrews could write. She had a magical way of weaving beauty into every scene, every turn of phrase. Even the most shockingly sentimental lines seemed romantic when she wrote them. I'm afraid nobody can replace that.
However, this was a great imitation, and fed my hunger to discover how Heaven's tragic life story continues.
Amy Mueller
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book! The installments in this series just keep getting better and better. I can't believe I didn't read this when I was younger!
Courtney Schafer
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Tony Tatterton the master manipulator. Eh to the crap character of Logan and yes to Troy and Heaven!
Apr 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This held up well. I think this is the last book in this series written by Ms Andrews
Lori Anderson
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
why do I read this stuff? it's horrible, yet I can't look away. :head:slap
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: usa, family-saga, fiction
Meet Heaven Casteel Tatterton Stonewell, possibly the worlds biggest hypocrite. She spends the whole book moaning about her life that has been built on lies and deceit. But excuses herself for the same behaviour!

Yeah Logan was a shit for sleeping with Fanny and knocking her up. But when Heaven decides to bump the uglies with her uncle, that's okay because it's true love. Plus you plan to lie to that child of this incestuous reunion about who her true parents are. The same thing you've been ang
Dec 16, 2008 rated it did not like it
It's not like the first two books in this series were fine literature, but when the ghostwriter took over, the quality really went downhill. The same phrases and themes cropped up over and over, and got really repetitive. Plus, I thought the characters were out-of-character. At least this one had less incest.
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
I read the earlier V.C. Andrews books when I was growing up. I think they helped to prepare me for what I could find behind closed doors while completing assessments as a social worker...:)
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it. After all these years, Still not a fan of Logan. Haha!
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: old-favourites, 2015
I haven't quite finished reading this book yet, but am beginning to wonder if I ever will. I can't say I hate it or that I love it just have some mixed feelings about it. It has seemingly taken me forever to get through Fallen Hearts. I told myself at first it was because during the course of reading it, my condo flooded and I had to move out for a few days while the place was being dried out. But that can't be right. My temporary home had no access to my computer with all it's games, videos and ...more
Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
2.5 stars

I enjoy these books less and less as the series goes on.

Wow, these books are legit a soap opera in written form.(view spoiler)

Parts of this story I also find extremely unrealistic.(view spoiler)
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Doubtless Fallen Hearts might have been a bit different if VCA had been able to finish this story before her untimely death. Neiderman didn't keep all the facts straight from Dark Angel, as the exact details of Troy's death/return, and nearer the end of Fallen Hearts, the writing feels a bit more distinctly different.

However, this is still a decent continuation of the Casteel saga. Having the truth revealed (that Leigh wasn't the little tramp that Troy made her out to be) felt good. I know some
Feb 07, 2010 rated it liked it
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Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Told you Logan was a big stupid jerk. Plus one star for the parts with Troy in them. I'd say half related is less important than finding someone who is NOT A BIG STUPID JERK. Jeez, why am I still so emotional about this?

But seriously. He is the worst.
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it. It was very different than what I imagined would play out. I can't wait to know what happens next.

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Larissa Katarina
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fanny makes me so freaking angry. Can she just disappear? Logan also made me angry as well like come on man! The only character that I can sometimes stand is heaven. She makes a lot of stupid mistakes but she's not that annoying.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars
Sezín Koehler
I thought that VC Andrews had written more of this book before her death, but from the first sentence I could already tell that this was the work of her ghostwriter. It broke my heart a little to realize that there is no more actual VC Andrews left to read, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to dive into next. I think if I hadn't been working my way through her books so intensely this year back-to-back I might not have noticed the transition from her work to another's, but alas I did.

Sandra Durand
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The plot thickens in this third book of the Casteel saga. So many twists, surprises, drama, mystery, you name it! There were times when I wanted to cry, others when I wanted to throw something to the wall, and of course others when I wanted to close the book so the drama would stop.
Heaven goes through SO much in this book (yes, so-much!), I again feel sorry for all the things that happen to her and being surrounded by people who are plain evil.
I hated Fanny more than ever, that obnoxious, selfis
Sep 17, 2008 rated it liked it
The Casteel series was my favorite, more than the Flowers in the Attic series. But as much as I loved Heaven and her books back then, I know I started getting fed up with the same plot points over and over, like the mean and greedy sister who would purposely hurt the main character, the untrustworthy father, and the wonderful boyfriend who eventually cheated but was sorry....although, if you enjoy V.C. Andrews. then this is a great series!

Not anything that I would read now...but I loved these bo
Jesse Freedom
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen-fiction
The first two books in this series were not as good as the "Dollanganger" series or "My Sweet Audrina", but there were still good. Like "Gardens of Shadows" this book was started by V.C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman and it was the weakest in the series, with characters occasionally getting a little out of character. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't very good either and I rate it 4/10 stars. There are two more books, in this series, and they are both written completely by Andrew Neide ...more
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first two books but I hated how everything got reiterated. That never happened in the dollanger series and didn't happen after the first book. It was almost a struggle to get through in some parts where as the other two books I read quickly. I do like the characters though and I enjoyed the few twists it had.
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Heaven and Logan finally had they're beautiful wedding but then Tony assaults Heaven again. All Heaven wants to do is be happy and loved by Logan and do her teaching. But Tony lures them back and Logan thinks Heaven would be happy being around the lavish lifestyle she gave up. It all threatens to take away the happiness she has fought so hard for.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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Casteel (5 books)
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“You are the most dangerous kind of female the world can ever know. You carry the seeds for your own destruction and the destruction of everyone who loves you. And a great many will love you for your beautiful face for your seductive body; but you will fail them all because you will believe they all fail you first. You are an idealist of the worst kind - the romantic idealist. Born to destroy and self destruct.” 382 likes
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