Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger)

By V.C. Andrews

A tremendous Lifetime motion picture event—the novel that captured the world's mind's eye and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely dedicated fanbase. booklet one of many Dollanganger kinfolk series.

At the head of the steps there are 4 secrets and techniques hidden. Blond, appealing, blameless, and suffering to stick alive…

They have been an ideal relations, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that may ascertain their destiny, the kids has to be hidden away out of sight, as though they by no means existed. saved at the best flooring in their grandmother’s enormous mansion, their loving mom assures them it is going to be only for a short time. yet as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie notice their survival is on the mercy in their merciless and superstitious grandmother…and this cramped and helpless international could be the just one they ever comprehend.

Book one of many Dollanganger sequence, through Petals within the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.

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Notwithstanding Momma referred to as this hill state, these shadowy, excessive varieties within the distance appeared like mountains to me. I stared up on the sky. It appeared to me like an inverted deep bowl of navy-blue velvet, sparkled in all places with crystallized snowflakes rather than stars—or have been they tears of ice that i used to be going to cry sooner or later? Why did they appear to be taking a look down at me with pity, making me think ant-sized, beaten, thoroughly insignificant? It used to be too sizeable, that shut sky, too attractive, and it stuffed me with an odd feel of foreboding. nonetheless I knew that lower than different situations, i may love a nation-state like this. We got here finally upon a cluster of enormous and intensely advantageous houses, nestled on a steep hillside. Stealthily, we approached the most important and, via a long way, the grandest of all of the sound asleep mountain houses. Momma stated in a hushed voice that her ancestral domestic was once named Foxworth corridor, and used to be greater than 200 years previous! “Is there a lake close by for ice-skating, and swimming? ” requested Christopher. He gave critical cognizance to the hillside. “It’s now not sturdy ski country—too many timber and rocks. ” “Yes,” acknowledged Momma, “there’s a small lake a couple of area of a mile away. ” and she or he pointed within the course the place a lake may be came across. We rotated that large condominium, nearly on tiptoes. as soon as on the again door, an previous girl allow us to in. She should have been ready, and obvious us coming, for she opened that door so comfortably we didn’t also have to knock. similar to thieves within the evening, we stole silently within. now not a note did she communicate to welcome us. might this be one of many servants? I puzzled. instantly we have been contained in the darkish residence, and she or he hustled us up a steep and slender again staircase, now not permitting us one moment to pause and have a look round the grand rooms we in simple terms glimpsed in our speedy and mute passage. She led us down many halls, earlier many closed doorways, and eventually we got here to an finish room, the place she swung open a door and gestured us inside of. It was once a reduction to have our lengthy evening trip over, and be in a wide bed room the place a unmarried lamp used to be lit. Heavy, tapestried draperies lined tall home windows. The outdated girl in her grey gown grew to become to appear us over as she closed the heavy door to the corridor and leaned opposed to it. She spoke, and that i used to be jolted. “Just as you acknowledged, Corrine. your kids are attractive. ” There she used to be, paying us a praise that are meant to hot our hearts—but it chilled mine. Her voice used to be chilly and uncaring, as though we have been with no ears to listen to, and with no minds to appreciate her displeasure, regardless of her flattery. and that i was once correct to pass judgement on her so. Her subsequent phrases proved that. “But are you certain they're clever? have they got a few invisible afflictions no longer obvious to the eyes? ” “None! ” cried our mom, taking offense, as did I. “My little ones are ideal, as you could evidently see, bodily and mentally! ” She glared at that previous lady in grey earlier than she squatted down on her heels and started to undress Carrie, who was once nodding on her toes. I knelt sooner than Cory and unbuttoned his small blue jacket, as Christopher lifted one of many suitcases up on one of many gigantic beds.

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