Saturday, August 5, 2017
Author: V.C. Andrews
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills.
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented -- worthy of love and respect.
Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!
My Short and Sweet Review:
What a really depressing story, but that's an V.C. Andrews story at its best. At least it ended with a bit of hope for this Hill girl that is smart as a whip for her upbringing, I wonder about all the other books in this series and her family! And damn it I would be in the same boat as Heaven and never forgive her Pa for what he did (or not do) during the first book... WTF!