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All That Glitters
This book starts where Pearl in the Mist ended. Ruby is back home in her shack with her baby girl Pearl. After nearly being raped by Buster Trahaw, Ruby agrees to marry her half-brother, Paul. She wants to give Pearl a good home, give Paul a little bit of happiness, and escape to a "magical world" where no one will harm them. But Ruby is still in love with the father of her child, Beau, who is now married to her twin sister, Gisselle. One day, Rub...
Brooke
Athletically-gifted Brooke has grown up in an orphanage. She is adopted by Peter, a lawyer, and Pamela, a former model. Brooke becomes the star of the school softball team, but Pamela wants her to become a beauty queen. Brooke at first tries to please her new mother, then begins to rebel against Pamela's sky-high expectations....
Butterfly
Janet had lived in an orphanage for as long as she could remember. She had always been very small for her age, as well as very quiet. When the other children made fun of her, she told herself that she was like a butterfly, waiting to spread her wings and fly. One day, Sanford and Celine Delorice come to the orphanage to adopt her, and Janet finds out that they had been looking at her for weeks. Wondering why anyone would ever want her, she finds out that...
Cat
Cat was a teenage girl who lived with her mom and dad at a quiet suburban neighborhood. Little did she know that her very strict mother adopted her when she was a baby. Cat's real mother was who she thought was her grandmother. Her mother was adopted by her grandmother, and when she grew up was forced by her father to marry Cat's adoptive father and to adopt Cat to be their daughter. Cat's mother was a very strict mother who enrolled Cat at a Parochial s...

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Celeste
Celeste and her identical twin brother, Noble, are close until a accident takes Noble's live. It's a loss that pushes their mother, a woman obsessed with ghosts and the afterlife, over the edge. Desperate to keep her son alive, Celeste's mother forces her to cut her hair, wear boy's clothes and take Noble's identity. Celeste has virtually disappeared until a boy moves in next door and Celeste will risk her mother's warth to let herself comes back to lif...
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is forced to deal with her grandmother taking over the house hold when her mother is institutionalized. Grandma wants to change everything. In the mean time Cinnamon sees her father with another woman in a cafe. This book keeps you in it's grip. Well done with a great ending....
Crystal
Brainy Crystal is adopted by Karl and Thelma, a middle-class couple. Crystal sees that Thelma is obsessed with soap operas and avoiding reality. She tries to help her new mother while simultaneously dealing with cliques at school and her first boyfriend....
Dark Angel
Heaven Casteel wanted a life away from the poverty and humiliation she suffered in her small hillbilly town. Now living with her rich estranged grandparents she must fight for acceptance in her prestigious boarding school and past the dark secrets that surrounds her new family. Heaven must also fight her feelings for her only friend and confidant the enigmatic Troy Tattertown, who lives in seclusion near the mansion grounds....
Dawn
Dawn Longchamp always wondered why she looked different from her relatives. As a hopeful singer, she felt loved by her family, despite their dire poverty and the fact that they kept moving all around the country. Despite the troubles she faces in the private, expensive school she must attend where her father works, she concentrates on her singing and her budding romance with handsome Phillip Cutler. But then things take a drastic turn. Her world crumb...
Eye Of The Storm
Rain Hudson was sent to England to pursue her Education at a Prestigous school of the performing arts.There she met her father who was a teacher at a local university and his family. Her father was happy to invite Rain to his home and acknowleged her as his daughter. Rain lived with her Grandaunt and Granduncle at their estate.She served as there maid and lived under their strict rule. Rain found out that her aunt and uncle had lost a daughter to a heart...

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Fallen Hearts
Heaven is going to marry her childhood sweetheart, Logan Stonewall. Her wedding day is almost ruined when Luke, her stepfather, decides not to give Heaven away, and her best maid and sister, Fannie, swings her new husband around on the dance floor and kisses him in front of all the guests. But when the newlyweds go to Heaven's ancesteral home, Farthinggale Manor, for a brief honeymoon, Heaven feels that it's a big mistake. She regrets dyeing her dark ...
Falling Stars
Four very talented girls are brought together in New York at a prestigious Senetsky School of the Performing Arts. They become very close even though their backgrounds are very different. They need each other as they realize Madame Senetsky is not your average teacher. She controls their every move. Cinnamon, Ice, Rose and Honey, through a series of strange events, have reason to believe there is someone kept prisoner above them. They set out to explore,...
Flowers in the Attic
12 year old Cathy loses her father in a tragic car accident on his birthday leading to a move from her middle class home to her wealthy, as of yet unknown, grandparents' mansion in the hills of Virginia. She and her 3 siblings are brought by their mother to her parents' home to find that not only are the mysterious grandparents wealthy, the fatally ill grandfather does not know of the kids existence and they must be hidden until his death. One night ...
Garden of Shadows
Olivia Windfield is a spinster, but this relatively unattractive and tall lady is proposed to by wealthy business man, Malcolm Foxworth. It is a loveless marriage and when he takes Olivia to his mansion to be caretaker of it, all her illusions of being in a romantic relationship are crushed. She becomes pregnant with their first child after a rape-like encounter. Malcolm is obsessed with his mother, who left him and the family when he was five. M...
Gates of Paradise
Annie Stonewall is a very sensitive, loving teen who is distressed by the problems in her family. She can't help being attracted to Luke despite the fact that he is her half brother; to the shame of the entire family, Luke is the son of Annie's father and her mother's sister. Still, Luke and Annie are very good friends and often daydream about Farthinggale Manor, a huge and beautiful castle and Tony Tatterton, its owner and the great grandfather Annie ...
Heart Song
In part two of the Logan Family series, Melody is hired by Kenneth, a local artist, to be his assistant. Melody believes Kenneth is her father, which Kenneth denies. So, Melody starts to have romantic feelings for Kenneth, especially when he chooses her to be the model for his new project. But then an old friend of Kenneth's, Holly, arrives, ruining Melody's plans. Holly, an astrologer, is kind and friendly to Melody, and becomes the big sister Melod...

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Heaven
"Heaven" tells the story of Heaven Leigh Casteel, a young girl raised in the foothills of the West Virginia mountain range, an area called "the willies". It tells the story of her childhood, the humiliations she suffered because of her poverty and her struggle to rise above it. She is snatched from the siblings she grew up with after her stepmother dies and is sold to a couple unable to have children of their own. She is abused by her new stepmother...
Hidden Jewel
Pearl is the daughter of Ruby and Beau of the first three books of the series. Now 18, Pearl wants to become a doctor. The summer before college, one of her twin brothers is killed in an accident, and the other falls ill due to depression. Convinced that she is to blame, Ruby runs away. Pearl chases her to the bayou to find her and bring her back....
Honey
Honey is a sweet country girl who loves her family dearly. She is particularly close to her Uncle Simon who lives above the cow barn. Her grandpa isn't very nice to him because he isn't blood related. He goes around reciting verses from the bible makeing everyone feel guilty. Honey is trapped feeling sorry for the way uncle Simon is treated but is unable to do anything about it. Grandpa just seems to get worse as time goes on. Honey turns to her uncle f...
Ice
Ice is a shy teen with an overbearing mother. Her mother is only interested in dressing her up and getting her interested in boys. But Ice does well on her own. Ice gives us hope....
If There Be Thorns (Literature)
Cathy's children, Jory and Bart tell their story in the 3rd installment in the Dollanganger series. Taking turns, stable Jory and emotionally disturbed Bart describe the mysterious woman who moves next door to their family. Slowly the truth is unraveled. The mysterious woman who loves to spoil Bart is Corrine, Cathy and Chris' mother and the butler is the same from Cathy and Chris' days of imprisonment in the attic. The butler gifts Bart with the jour...
If There Be Thorns (Thriller/Action)
It seemed as though Chris and Cathy were wonderful parents. They had fourteen year old Jory, who was thoughtful and bright, and then Bart, who was forever a troublemaker everywhere he went. When this old woman moved in next door along with her butler in tow, Bart took a shine to her. She was extremely wealthy, and gave Bart everything he asked for and then told him to call her Grandma. It was after this point in the story where Bart's transformati...

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Into the Woods
The book follows Grace from age 14 until her early 20's. She grows up in a military system as her father is a Lieutenant. Prior to the book, the family has moved around often. The story begins in Virginia where her father has started a new job as a pilot. Grace struggles with leaving old friends and finding ways to fit in with other non-military people. This is difficult for her and she seems to always find the odd people to connect with and is then ign...
Lightning Strikes
Rain Hudson lived in what they called the projects in Washington D.C. after moving in with her wealthy Grandmother Hudson.She recently found out about how her mother got pregnant with her while still in college. Her grandfather found out that she was fathered by a black african american man. Her grandfather paid his adoptive father, Ken Arnolds. Being an alcoholic without work, Ken took her in and she was raised by Ken's wife,Latisha Arnolds. After her a...
Melody
Melody Logan was content with her life, living with her mother, father, and non-biological grandparents, Mama Arlene and Papa George. But when tragedy strikes in this small, coal mining town, Melody loses her most important treasure...her father. Melody is devastated by the loss, unlike her mother, who has already found another man. Melody's mother, Haille, forces her to pick up everything and leave, saying that she is going to try to become a model...bu...
Midnight Flight
Pocket, Oct 2003, 7.99 ISBN: 0743428617 Though from three dramatically different environments, the three girls share in common walking on the wildside (see BROKEN WINGS). In Nashville, Robin Lyn Taylor lives in trouble. In Albany, New York Teal Sommers breaks the law just to get her away from wealthy parents so they can remember she still breaths. In Atlanta Phoebe meets a boy Ashley who will shred her reputation if she acts as cool as she alw...
Midnight Whispers
Christie is a happy teen until a fire destroys the family hotel and her parents. Now Christie and her younger brother Jefferson have to live with her aunt, uncle, and twin cousins. Aunt Bet is a neat freak; according to her nothing can become clean and dust free. Christie's twin cousins are sneaky and mean, forever getting Jefferson into trouble. Uncle Philip is nice, but can't get over his half-sister Dawn's death. Then one night Uncle Philip force...
Music in the Night
Life is pretty much perfect for Laura Logan. She has loving parents, an adorable little sister, her boyfriend Robert, and her protective twin brother, Cary. Only, Cary is jealous of Robert. He believes that Robert is no better than the other boys at school who use girls and break their hearts. Also, Cary refuses to let Laura grow up. But when grandmother Olivia finds out that Laura is dating Robert, she demands that Laura end the relationship. ...
My Sweet Audrina
Audrina is a very confused little girl. She can't keep time straight. She doesn't know the year, her age, or why nobody celebrates birthdays. Her memory is very spotty. Her father makes her sit in a rocking chair that will fill "the holes". Her mother is in her own little world, and her cousin Vera, who everyone considers her sister, is cruel to her, and lies every chance she gets. One day, Audrina sneaks through the woods and meets a new neighb...
Pearl in the Mist
After a year in New Orleans, Ruby and her now-crippled sister Giselle move to boarding school. Giselle attempts to make Ruby a scapegoat, both at school and at home. Ruby also struggles to maintain a relationship with her new boyfriend....
Petals on the Wind
Cathy, Chris and Carrie have escaped the evil at Foxworth Manor and left their flowers in the attic behind them. On their way to a new life in sunny Florida, Carrie gets violently ill and a kind stranger leads them to the home of her employer, a bachelor doctor in a small South Carolina town. Dr.Paul cares for Carrie, and then the older children; and opens his home to them. He cares for them as a kind uncle, but soon Cathy finds herself falling for th...
Rain
Rain was an intelligent teenager living in a dangerous part of Washington which they called the getto. Their neighborhood was occupied by gangsters and other poor people. The streets were crowded by homless people. Rain lived in an apartment in which they called the PROJECTS. Rain's sister Benny was a party girl and didn't do well in school. Rain was so close to her mother, what she didn't know was that the woman was not really her mother and her mother ...
Raven
Raven's alcoholic mother is sent to prison on a drug charge, and Raven is sent to live with her uncle, aunt, and two cousins. She suffers physical abuse at the hands of her uncle, and made a scapegoat, at home and at school, by one of her cousins....
Rose
Rose and her mother are tired of moveing from town to town because dad gets bored in one spot. Rose's mom decides no more and puts her foot down. Dad once again wants to move but realized his family doesn't wants to follow. He decides to go on a hunting trip and it ends up his last. Rose and her mom are left with little money to get by. A stranger comes to visit with a shocking secret and an offer they can't refuse. Their financial troubles are over. Lit...
Ruby
Ruby has grown up in the bayou with her healer grandmother, and dream of becoming an artist. Upon the death of her grandmother, Ruby runs away to New Orleans to meet her estranged father, and the twin sister she never knew she had. Although she is welcomed lovingly by her father, Ruby's sister and stepmother make life miserable for her. An added element of jealousy arises as Ruby falls in love with her sister's boyfriend. ...
Runaways
Orphans Brooke, Crystal, Raven, and Butterfly were introduced in the first four books of this series. The girls are now living in a New York foster home. When their foster father tries to molest Crystal, the foursome steal his car and head towards California. Brooke wants to find her birth mother, Crystal wants to continue schooling, and Raven and Butterfly want to become a singer and dancer, respectively. Soon, their stash of money is stolen, and th...
Secrets of the Morning
Dawn is a student at a prestigious New York music academy. Having discovered that she was kidnapped as a baby, she struggles with her feelings for her "brother," and comes into conflict with her new grandmother. Then she falls in love with her teacher, who impregnates her, putting her once again under her grandmother's control....
Seeds of Yesterday
This is the fourth (and last) book of the Dollenganger family. Cathy and Chris Dollenganger (now taken the surname of their adopted father, Sheffield) have returned to their rebuilt family mansion, Foxworth Hall. Cathy's youngest son, Bart, is living in the mansion with him, and he due to inherit the mansion on his 25th birthday. Bart is a very mentally disturbed young man, and he befriends his great-uncle Joel, who comes to live with them. Joel seems a ...
Tarnished Gold
Gabriel is a poor, beautiful Cajun living in a Louisiana swamp. She would rather be around the plants and animals that be around people. Shortly before her graduation, Octavious Tate, the owner of the local cannery, invades her private pond and rapes her. Furious, her father, Jack, drags her to Octavious' wife and demands compensation because Gabriel is pregnant; her chances of making a good marriage are now ruined. However, Octavious' wife, Gladys, ...
The End Of The Rainbow
This is the fourth novel in the Hudson Series. Rain's daughter, Summer, is in her teens. She goes of to summer music school as she has done previouse summers. She meets a boy that is charming and wants to get to know him a little better. Going against the rules of the school she sneaks out to go for a walk with him. The walk turns into a nightmare as he takes her to his new van to listen to his sound system. He forces himself upon her. Summers dream of f...
Twilight's Child
In part three of the Cutler Family series, Dawn can hardly believe her good fortune. Jimmy, her one true love, helps her find and win back her daughter Christie after Grandmother Cutler puts her up for adoption. Dawn has been given ownership of the family hotel, which was expressed in her real father's will. She and Jimmy get married, and the hotel is doing great. But Dawn still believes that Grandmother Cutler can ruin things for her, even from the ...
Unfinished Symphony
Unfinished Symphony is the sequel to Heart Song. In Unfinished Symphony Melody goes to find her mother. Upon getting to L.A she finds her mother and makes her tell her why she left. Her mother, Haille Logan, finally lets her stay with her. She does not stay for very long because she is almost raped by her mother's agent, and her boyfriend and distant cousin Cary calls to tell her that Uncle Jacob is dead. She goes back to Provincetown, Cape Cod and...
Web of Dreams
12 year old Leigh is crushed when her beautiful, youth seeking mother leaves her much older father to marry the fantastically rich and handsome Tony Tatterton, who is years younger than she. Leigh moves with her mother to the castle-like mansion called Farthinggale, complete with pools, horses, an English maze and a little cottage behind it. There Leigh meets Troy, Tony's precocious four year old brother whom Tony has cared for since their parents died. ...
Wicked Forest
Willow moves to Palm Beach, Florida to live with her real mother and her half-brother, Linden. Linden is mentally ill and depressed. Willow has a lot of scenerios with his behavior, especially when she gets engaged to Thatcher Eaton. Things soon get rough between Thatcher and Willow. Willow hires a detective to watch him and finds out his secret. Willow then turns to the least likely person for love and comfort....
Willow
This book is about a young adult, whose adoptive father passes away. After finding out he is her biological father, she set's out in search of her biological Mother. She is subjected to ridicule, and becomes a social outcast, because of who her Mother is. Her Aunt refuses to believe that she is really the biological daughter of her brother instead of adopted. She wants to cover it up. The Aunt is also interested in the Money from the death of her brot...


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