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V.C. Andrews Books In Order

Publication Order of Dollanganger Books

Flowers in the Attic (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Petals on the Wind (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If There Be Thorns (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Yesterday (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden of Shadows (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dollanganger Books

Garden of Shadows (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flowers in the Attic (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Petals on the Wind (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If There Be Thorns (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Yesterday (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Casteel Books

Heaven (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Angel (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Hearts (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gates of Paradise (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Dreams (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cutler Books

Dawn (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Morning (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight's Child (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Whispers (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkest Hour (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Landry Books

Ruby (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pearl in the Midst (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All That Glitters (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Jewel (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarnished Gold (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Logan Books

Melody (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart Song (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfinished Symphony (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music in the Night (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olivia (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Orphans Books

Butterfly (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crystal (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooke (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaways (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wildflowers Books

Misty (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jade (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Garden (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hudson Books

Rain (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightning Strikes (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Storm (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Rainbow (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shooting Stars Books

Cinnamon (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rose (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling Stars (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DeBeers Books

Willow (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Forest (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twisted Roots (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Woods (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Leaves (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Broken Wing Books

Broken Wings (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Flight (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gemini Books

Celeste (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Cat (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Darkness (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadows Books

April Shadows (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl in the Shadows (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Early Spring Books

Broken Flower (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scattered Leaves (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secrets Books

Secrets in the Attic (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets in the Shadows (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Delia Books

Delia's Crossing (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delia's Heart (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delia's Gift (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heavenstone Books

Heavenstone Secrets (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Whispers (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kindred Books

Daughter of Darkness (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Light (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Storms Books

Family Storms (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloudburst (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paranormal Books

Into the Darkness (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forbidden Books

Forbidden Sister (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roxy's Story (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forbidden Heart (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dollanganger: Christopher's Diary Books

Secrets of Foxworth (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes of Dollanganger (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Brother (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dollanganger: Christopher's Diary Books

Secrets of Foxworth (2014) Description  Book  eBook
Echoes of Dollanganger (2015) Description  Book  eBook
Secret Brother (2015) Description  Book  eBook

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gods of Green Mountain (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Sweet Audrina (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capturing Angels (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unwelcomed Child (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Focusing on the Gothic horror and family saga genres, V.C. Andrews was a highly influential American author. Having much of career run throughout the greater part of the twentieth century, she died in 1986 at the age of 63 after a highly successful writing career. Her name is now an extremely successful commercial asset that is still in use today.

Early and Personal Life

An American author raised in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, V.C. Andrews was born on June the 6th, 1923. Dying of breast cancer on the 19th of December, 1986, she had a long and illustrious career spanning out across her 63 years. Now with her name being officially declared an asset by the IRS, her estate has gotten a ghost-writer in the form of Andrew Neiderman to continue her legacy.

Starting out as an artist, she led a successful early career as a commercial artist, as well as a portrait painter. Suffering from serious back problems and pains due to a fall down a set of stairs at her school, she subsequently developed arthritis later on in life. This meant that for much of her life she was wheel-chair bound, as well as having to use crutches for a large portion of it.

Moving into writing later on, she began to get herself published as she moved away from her art and onto her career as an author. With a strong predilection for page-turners, she always made claim to being an author you couldn’t put down. This is an ethos that was to determine much of her career, as it defined her work and who she was as an author of vastly popular and influential novels.

Writing Career

Her first novel, ‘Flowers in the Attic’, was published in 1979 after she got the instructions to ‘spice it up’ when she first submitted it in 1975. Although she initially wrote a book titled ‘Gods of Green Mountain’, this was to be published posthumously in 2004 as an e-book. Every year after her first novel was published though, she was to release another book to much acclaim as well.

Following her own formula, V.C. Andrews has made a career out of strictly regimenting how her books are ordered and serialized. Focusing on female protagonists, she would organize her work into a set of five books as they spanned out over a series. The initial three novels would base themselves around the main protagonist, whilst the fourth would go onto looking into other family members or their children. With the fifth book there would then be a prequel to the entire series overall. This was all soon to change though when her publishers mentioned that this should maybe be altered for the future, which her ghost-writer did so with the ‘Orphans’ series, and continued to do so for all the subsequent series to follow.

All of this has helped lead to the critical acclaim and popularity that she was to enjoy throughout her lifetime. Still with work being published under her name and a total of over twenty book series, her legacy is still going strong to this day. With worldwide appeal, this brand shows no signs of slowing down any-time soon as it continues to grow day-by-day.

Flowers in the Attic

As well as being the book that effectively launched V.C. Andrews literary career, it also had not just one, but two film adaptations produced around it. One in 1987 by the director Jeffrey Bloom and another in 2014 for the Lifetime channel. With such a legacy around it, it’s easy to see why Andrews became so popular as a writer.

In this Gothic romance there are a group of four children struggling to survive as they’re locked away in the attic in their grandparents house by their mother. Having been innocent and carefree up until the point of a major tragedy, they now spend their days hidden away as secrets, effectively kept from the world at large. Faced with the prospect of having to spend forever up there as their mother remains distraught, they attempt to come to terms with their own impending fate.

Dealing with the betrayal and heartbreak of a mother who’s effectively abandoned them, they start to deal with their own conflicting emotions in a very real way. As they attempt to confront the anger they feel towards their mother for what she’s done, they look inside themselves as they come together and manage as best they can. Will they ever find out the truth behind their fate and what it was that caused their mother to act in such a manner? Can they make it out of there or are they fated inside the attic forever? What will become of them as they remain ‘flowers in the attic’?

Heaven

The first of the Casteel series, this novel originally came out in 1985 and was to mark the beginning of a five part set of books. Looking into the goings on of a West Virginian family, it charts the progress of the daughter named Heaven as she overcomes the many hardships that have beset them all. Born to young teenage mother who died during her childbirth, she’s now being sold along with her other siblings by her much hated father.

In the first of the series the readers are introduced to the protagonist Heaven, who here is found to be the kind and attractive daughter of a mean father. With a nasty stepmother too, she’s worked hard by them both, that is until the stepmother runs away. That leaves her at the hands of her malicious father who decides to do something even more wicked than anything he’s concocted previously.

It is soon that the unthinkable is done and she’s sold to a couple whereby she forms a bond with the downtrodden and bullied husband. This leads to more torment as Heaven is subjected to further abuse from the wife. What follows are a harrowing sequence of events where everyone has a part to play in her and her much beloved siblings fate. Always hoping for the best, she attempts to keep herself strong fighting to retain her sense of self amidst all the turmoil. Although this is regarded as a tragedy, it offers glimmers of hope as Heaven remains a resilient protagonist throughout in what is the beginning of an ongoing saga.

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