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Hidden Jewel

(Landry #4)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  7,340 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Hidden Jewel is the fourth thrilling novel in the V.C. Andrews Landry series. Following All That Glitters, the spellbinding story of Ruby Landry's daring struggle to find a happy life with Beau Andreas and to protect their precious daughter. Sheltered from sorrow, innocent young Pearl thrives in the sunshine of a loving home...except for the haunting nightmares of her ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1995)
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"V.C. Andrews" as we knew and loved her died in 1986. Subsequent titles are published by a ghostwriter hired by the estate, Andrew Neiderman. The first Neiderman/Andrews book I read was one of the later titles published in the mid-2000s, when I guess he decided that he gave no f*cks and was going to write whatever, because it was about a creepy school and not a Gothic family drama - what. It actually put me off Andrews books for a while,
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First the errors. Ruby made a big deal about giving Pearl her luckly dime (No idea why as it did nothing to help Ruby the last 3 books), but correct me if I'm wrong....Didn't Ruby put that dime around Gisselle's ankle when she was in a coma? and then never visit her again? So how did she get that dime back? I doubt Gladlys Tate was making sure Ruby got all her sisters things after she died. And the other error is a silly one which should have really been picked up by an editor. Pearl tell's Jack ...more
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: enjoyable-reads
I was kind of disappointed with this book as it took a lot longer to get into than the first three books did. This book is told through Pearl rather than Ruby and it took a little while to get used to that fact. Around the sixth chapter or so is when the action started to pick up and the book became a page turner. It was still a good book overall. It just didn't have the feel of the first three books. I can't quite figure what the difference was, it just was.

Overall I am upset that this is
Nov 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
The beginning of this book was a let down, compared to the first 3. So I actually had to put it aside and read a few other ones before I picked it back up. But after I was finished the first few chapters it got so good.
Kim Smiley
May 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. I liked the storyline, but I have to admit, it dragged on a bit with Pearl looking in the bayou for her mother. The storyline was good, but at some point made little sense. Also, I found an error in the book. When Pearl meets Jack, he doesn't know what to call her, (Pearl, Ms. Andreas, etc). She says to call her Ruby. That's a misprint. It should've been to call her Pearl. I thought I missed something and reread it 5 times before I realized it was a printing error.

Now I'm
Lisa James
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
Another case of a good series gone boring the longer it goes on. VC Andrews was very popular in her time, but the first books in each of the series was really great, the second books were treats that answered questions brought up by the first, but by the time the 4-5 books came along, it simply became too repetitive for my taste.
Jun 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
The first three books took us on a journey of Ruby Landry Dumas Tate Andreas's life. This is finally the first book that was not from Ruby's point of view, but the one of her daughter, Pearl.

Pearl was 18 years ago, has recently graduated from high school, and had twin brothers who were twelve years old. When one twin brother got bitten by a cottonmouth and died, Pearl's mother Ruby started to act odd and kept on saying that the tragedy was set off by the lies of Ruby's past. After that, she
Shay Hawthorne
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Spoilers for this and All That Glitters.

I'm still pissed off at Ruby(bitch) and Beau(asshole) for the stunt they pulled and what they did to Paul(and Ruby forgetting about Jean when she could have helped him.) Not that I ever wish for something bad to happen to an innocent person in order to punish someone but I have to admit I spend half this book getting some satisfaction out of their well deserved misery. I was hoping she'd lose her marbles in book three but I guess it took a bigger push for
Hannah Polley
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Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the Landry books

I have many more of the VCA books to start reading I have almost all of her book, just missing a few newer ones. The ones I have are her older ones and they took forever to find.
Sep 30, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Katrina by: My Aunt Pam
I enjoyed the series up to a halt on book 3. I only read this in order to complete the series. Pearl is one of the worst characters in a book. V.C. Andrews ruined Ruby, and should have kept her as narrator.
Apr 17, 2012 rated it liked it
V.C. Andrew books has always been one of my little guilty pleasures!
Emily Kerr
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Not bad! A little slower than the last one. I'm excited to read the prequel!
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
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Amy Packwood
Pearl is a good character, but I found Ruby and Beau to have acted terribly and rather out of character, even though they suffered tragedy. Still an entertaining read, but I found Pearl’s story didn’t have the impact of Ruby’s.
Anne Marie
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This 4th book in the series is from the point of view of Pearl, the daughter of Ruby and Beau. She is graduating high school and ready to embark on her college studies of becoming a doctor. We see at the beginning of the book that she is mature for her age, just like her mother was. Pearl wants to know about all of the secrets her family holds, and Ruby tells her about the past. When the family is on vacation, tragedy strikes, leaving one of Ruby's twin brothers, Jean, dead from a snake bite. ...more
Chelsea Gouin
Jun 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: vc-andrews
3.5 stars: This is the conclusion to the Landry series (book 5 is a prequel, so...yes. This is technically the ending). And we now have Pearl as the narrator, the daughter of Ruby and Beau is graduating high school in hopes of being a doctor. I'm not sure what year this book takes place in but I was really confused at how sexist the characters were. Almost ever nurse and doctor was discouraging Pearl because "being a female doctor was extremely difficult". Of course Pearl quickly gets in over ...more
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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Ritz ☾
May 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016, garbage-fiction
Hmmm... honestly not sure about the rating I should slap on this since there were tons of annoying stuff about it, but there was one thing that did kind of have potential and that's Pearl's search for her mom. Or rather, the mystery of where on earth Ruby ran off to. Pearl's efforts to find her were boring and filled with stupidity at best.

As for the negatives-- it's the usual. Flat protagonist (who, like her mother, is a naive idiot), insta-love, repetitive wording (which is also guilty of
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this fourth volume much better than the previous three Landrey series. That is because I could relate to Pearl much more than Ruby. Ruby turned into more irrational woman. Or pathetically superstitious. For me, every act of her following what she believes was not easy to follow. The mentioning of playing Budu act upon Giselle confused me, because I don't remember it being mentioned in previous sequels. Or did I miss it? Other than this 'superstition' thing, Pearl is a down-to-earth girl. ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Nov 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
I can't say that this is the best book in the Landry series. I liked the other daughters' (Annie, Christie) stories, but this book isn't bad. I'm sorry to say that a death triggers the series of events here, that's what happened to Annie and Christie, but this book is overall a decent read. Remember Buster Trahaw? You thought he was gone forever, didn't you? Oh ho ho. And surprisingly, Gladys also comes back - so this story is still an exciting read, though it definitely could have been written ...more
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I can't say I liked this one nor can I say i hated it. Its okay I guess and maybe it's because I'm not use to the perspective of pearl that's why it took me long to finish this. The plot is okay, Ruby's gone crazy and the story mostly about Pearl finding her mommy. My first concerned here is on the beginning on Pearl's graduation party, she describe it like; it was like Mardi Gras I mean how in the world Beau and Ruby managed to have that many friends after the scandal years ago? How did Ruby ...more
Kelly Keefe
Jul 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Finally the series is finished. These were good books although this last one just started to get a little bit weird for me. There is a lot of "different" spirtualism in this book which is not something I really believe in although many others do I know. Overall the series was good and although I didnt really think I would enjoy them at first, I have always been a fan of VC Andrews and gave them a shot. I am glad that I did.
Dec 13, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the fourth in the Landry series. It's told by Pearl, Ruby's daughter. At first I thought I would have a hard time getting used to the story switching lead characters. It only took a short time before I got into it. In fact, this one kind of made me even more aggrevated with Ruby.
It was a little slow in some places, but kept my attention enough that I HAD to know what happened next. I even cried a bit.
Good series. I have one left to go. I think I'll save it for a little while.
Cynthia Allgood
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Though I read the first three books in the Landry series 20 years ago, this is the first time I've read Hidden Jewel. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It kept me on edge, but it wrapped up nicely. I grew very fond of the character Pearl, but I appreciate how this book offers somewhat of a conclusion for Ruby.
Connie J.estrada
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love Andrew's writing. I thought since this book was about Ruby's daughter, I would like it as much. But I did love it and and I enjoyed the ride the book took me on. There were moment's when I was wondering what would happen next. I was pulling for Pearl throughout the book. A fun and easy read as always and ends with a happy ending. I like this book alot.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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)
Jessica Banker
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
The landry series is a wonderful drama series by vc andrews. she knows how to twist a tail of deception lies lust love drama sadness fear and many other emotions. you will know the main character as if she was you... quite enjoyable!
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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

Other books in the series

Landry (5 books)
  • Ruby (Landry, #1)
  • Pearl in the Mist
  • All That Glitters (Landry, #3)
  • Tarnished Gold (Landry, #5)