V C Andrews Books

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V.C. Andrews, full name Cleo Virginia Andrews was a novelist from the United States hailing from Portsmouth, Virginia. She is the only daughter and youngest child of her family. When she was a teenager, she fell from a school stairwell and severely injured her back. While she successfully underwent surgery, the injuries were so devastating, she developed crippling arthritis, forcing her to use a wheelchair and crutches for the rest of her life. Nonetheless, she had always been a talented artist and she proceeded to enroll in a correspondence course, which she eventually completed to become a notable success as a portrait painter, illustrator, and commercial artist. She died on December 19, 1986 of breast cancer.

Order of Audrina Series

1My Sweet Audrina 1982Description / Buy
2Whitefern 2016Description / Buy

Order of Broken Wings Series

1Broken Wings 2003Description / Buy
2Midnight Flight 2003Description / Buy

Order of Casteel Series

1Heaven 1985Description / Buy
2Dark Angel 1986Description / Buy
3Fallen Hearts 1988Description / Buy
4Gates of Paradise 1989Description / Buy
5Web of Dreams 1990Description / Buy

Order of Cutler Series

1Dawn 1990Description / Buy
2Secrets of the Morning 1991Description / Buy
3Twilight's Child 1992Description / Buy
4Midnight Whispers 1992Description / Buy
5Darkest Hour 1993Description / Buy

Order of De Beers Series

1Willow 2002Description / Buy
2Wicked Forest 2002Description / Buy
3Twisted Roots 2002Description / Buy
4Into the Woods 2002Description / Buy
5Hidden Leaves 2003Description / Buy

Order of Delia Series

1Delia's Crossing 2008Description / Buy
2Delia's Heart 2008Description / Buy
3Delia's Gift 2009Description / Buy

Order of Dollanganger Series

1Flowers in the Attic 1979Description / Buy
2Petals on the Wind 1980Description / Buy
3If There Be Thorns 1981Description / Buy
4Seeds of Yesterday 1984Description / Buy
5Garden of Shadows 1986Description / Buy
6Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth 2014Description / Buy
7Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger 2015Description / Buy
8Secret Brother 2015Description / Buy
9Beneath the Attic 2019Description / Buy
10Out of the Attic 2020Description / Buy
11The Shadows of Foxworth 2020Description / Buy

Order of Early Spring Series

1Broken Flower 2006Description / Buy
2Scattered Leaves 2007Description / Buy

Order of Gemini Series

1Celeste 2004Description / Buy
2Black Cat 2004Description / Buy
3Child of Darkness 2005Description / Buy

Order of Heavenstone Series

1The Heavenstone Secrets 2008Description / Buy
2Secret Whispers 2010Description / Buy

Order of House of Secrets Series

1House of Secrets 2018Description / Buy
2Echoes in the Walls 2018Description / Buy
3Whispering Hearts 2020Description / Buy

Order of Hudson Series

1Rain 2000Description / Buy
2Lightning Strikes 2000Description / Buy
3Eye of the Storm 2000Description / Buy
4The End of the Rainbow 2001Description / Buy

Order of Kindred Series

1Daughter of Darkness 2010Description / Buy
2Daughter of Light 2012Description / Buy

Order of Landry Series

1Ruby 1993Description / Buy
2Pearl in the Mist 1994Description / Buy
3All That Glitters 1995Description / Buy
4Hidden Jewel 1995Description / Buy
5Tarnished Gold 1996Description / Buy

Order of Logan Series

1Melody 1996Description / Buy
2Heart Song 1997Description / Buy
3Unfinished Symphony 1997Description / Buy
4Music in the Night 1998Description / Buy
5Olivia 1999Description / Buy

Order of Orphans Series

1Butterfly 1998Description / Buy
2Crystal 1998Description / Buy
3Brooke 1998Description / Buy
4Raven 1998Description / Buy
5Runaways 1998Description / Buy

Order of Secrets Series

1Secrets in the Attic 1997Description / Buy
2Secrets in the Shadows 2008Description / Buy

Order of Shadows Series

1April Shadows 2005Description / Buy
2Girl in the Shadows 2006Description / Buy

Order of Shooting Stars Series

1Cinnamon 2001Description / Buy
2Ice 2001Description / Buy
3Rose 2001Description / Buy
4Honey 2001Description / Buy
5Falling Stars 2001Description / Buy

Order of Storms Series

1Family Storms 2011Description / Buy
2Cloudburst 2011Description / Buy

Order of The Forbidden Series

1Forbidden Sister 2013Description / Buy
2The Forbidden Heart (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
3Roxy's Story 2013Description / Buy

Order of The Girls of Spindrift Series

1Corliss (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
2Donna 2017Description / Buy
3Mayfair's Dangerous Escape 2018Description / Buy
4Spindrift 2018Description / Buy

Order of The Mirror Sisters Series

1The Mirror Sisters 2016Description / Buy
2Broken Glass 2017Description / Buy
3Shattered Memories 2017Description / Buy

Order of The Umbrella Series

1The Umbrella Lady 2021Description / Buy
2Out of the Rain 2021Description / Buy

Order of Wildflowers Series

1Misty 1999Description / Buy
2Star 1999Description / Buy
3Jade 1999Description / Buy
4Cat 1999Description / Buy
5Into the Garden 1999Description / Buy

Order of V C Andrews Standalone Novels

1Gods of Green Mountain 2004Description / Buy
2Into the Darkness 2012Description / Buy
3Capturing Angels 2012Description / Buy
4The Unwelcomed Child 2014Description / Buy
5Bittersweet Dreams 2015Description / Buy
6Sage's Eyes 2016Description / Buy
7The Silhouette Girl 2019Description / Buy
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She would get into writing later in her life penning “Gods of Green Mountain”, a science fiction novel that came out as an eBook in 2004 having never been formally published. Completing a draft for “Flowers In The Attic” in 1975, the publishers returned it to her with the suggestion to expand and spice up the story. The novel was eventually published in 1979 to instant success going on to top most of the bestseller lists. V.C. published about a book every year a factor that led to increasing appreciation of her work until her death. She has several standalone novels, short stories and series that for the most part are a combination of family saga about family secrets, gothic horrors, and forbidden love. After her death in 1986, Andrew Neiderman took up the writing of the series, and has gone on to write more than 70 of the titles attributed to V.C. Andrews.


Several of the V.C. Andrews novels have been adapted into psychological horror films. Her debut novel “Flowers in the Attic” was made into a movie by the same name in 1987 and a Lifetime movie in 2014. “Rain” is a 2006 movie from the novel by the same name written by the guest author Andrew Neiderman. “Petals in the Wind” from the same novel title that is a follow-up to “Flowers in the Attic”, aired on Lifetime in 2014, and was a highly popular movie. The movies “If There be Thorns” and “Seeds of Yesterday”, both adapted by Lifetime from the novels by the same names premiered in 2015, and attained much commercial success.


Three of the VC Andrews series of novels are the most popular. These are:

Garden of Shadows: The prequel, the novel introduces a young, hopeful, and innocent girl – Olivia. After getting married to the handsome Malcolm, the young Olivia has just come to Foxworth where she hopes that she can now hope to be happy. But in the old and gloomy mansion that is their home, forbidden passions, festering desires, and unbridled jealousy obsession threaten their children. While the house has a tranquil façade, what outsiders do not know is that the house harbors a shocking secret. It is a secret that is likely to taint the reputation of the Foxworth household, and that of their children for decades in the future.

Flowers in the Attic: The debut novel in the series is a titillating narrative full of terror and agonizing pain. A mother wants to keep her three children a secret from her dying father, who would certainly disown her and cut her off from her inheritance if he knew she had illegitimate children. Hoping her father will die soon, she hides her children in the attic, but the old man does not die, and what was supposed to be a few weeks turns into agonizing years. Now the children wait in a cramped attic surviving on a meager sustenance provided by a mean grandmother, even as they are consumed by adult desires and stirred by adult fantasies that descend into incest.

Petals on the Wind: the second novel in the Dollanganger series of novels is a tale of dark horror that is manifest in the lives of children Cathy, Chris, and Carrie. After escaping the attic in the first novel in the series, the children fall into the hands of a mean mother and an even meaner grandmother. But while the first novel was out of this world, this novel takes it even further with brother and sister falling in love, and a girl falling in love with her stepfather that leads to a romantic relationship. V.C Andrews is an excellent writer who thrives in the art of creating family drama and “Petals in the Wind’ does not disappoint. It is sure to get you hooked right to the very end.

When Does The Next V C Andrews book come out?

V C Andrews doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Out of the Rain and was released on October, 5th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Umbrella Series.


4 thoughts on “V C Andrews”

  1. I lost “Interest” in my favorite Author, after her death. (Ghost Writer) I didn’t/don’t like, but I miss reading my books.
    I will “try” to give this new ghost writer another shot. No promises.

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