Foxworth Hall has once again risen. Bart, Cathy’s youngest son, is finally coming of age to have everything left to him by his grandmother, Corrine, and everyone is moving into Foxworth Hall. Long lost Uncle Joel has returned as the temporary butler. One tragedy after another befalls the inhabitants. Cathy can’t help but feel it is the house itself causing all the troubles. She is also worried about Bart’s mental health as he again falls prey to a religiously zealous old man. Will they survive the horrors that Foxworth Hall has in store for them and become a nice happy family? Or will it destroy them, once and for all?
Again told by Cathy, we follow her and her family back to the dreaded Foxworth Hall, where it all began all those years ago. I did find some of the things kind of funny, such as all of the “new” electronic gadgets that allow Bart to buy, sell, and trade stocks and such from home. I find it funny because they were all amazed at how far the world had come, in terms of electronic gadgetry advancement, when we are so much further advanced in the real world than they are in the book. The book was published in 1984, and if you add up the age of Cathy and go back to the year they originally were brought to Foxworth Hall, the story is taking place around the year 2000. I don’t know, but I found it funny that we are actually more advanced, and were for several years, before. If that made sense to you. It made sense in my head.
I digress, so back to the book. I did read through this one very quickly, as well. Once I get started, I just don’t want to stop until I know what happens to everyone in the book that I’ve grown to care about, and I want to see those that I am not so fond of, and see if they succeed in their plots to ruin everyone, of if they are ruined themselves. I did find the chapters a little long, but that’s only because I really don’t like stopping in the middle of a chapter to go to sleep or do something else other than read. It was another great book, as expected, from V. C. Andrews.
One book left to read in the series, Garden of Shadows, which I will start reading later tonight, or Monday since my dad is coming to town this weekend.
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