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Seeds of Yesterday

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Final Chapter

This is the last book in the series (technically book #5 is a prequel). This book was really good. It jumps ahead to when Cathy is 52-55. I don't want to reveal the end, but being with Cathy from 12 all the way through middle age makes you feel that you were really a...
This is the last book in the series (technically book #5 is a prequel). This book was really good. It jumps ahead to when Cathy is 52-55. I don't want to reveal the end, but being with Cathy from 12 all the way through middle age makes you feel that you were really a part of her life. The part of the Uncle was not totally convincing, but the other characters were. The end was touching, and brought tears to my eyes. If you read Flowers in the Attic, you MUST read this book!

posted by Becky-Books on April 27, 2010

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

How Sad-An anticlimatic ending to what was a great series

I have spent the last 2 weeks reading this series non-stop. I love the series as a whole and yould highly recommend it. It is well-written and very orginal. The characters come to life and you learn to adore them. HOWEVER, this last book, the final chapter of Chris and ...
I have spent the last 2 weeks reading this series non-stop. I love the series as a whole and yould highly recommend it. It is well-written and very orginal. The characters come to life and you learn to adore them. HOWEVER, this last book, the final chapter of Chris and Cathy's crazy life left me disappointed. Here's why: The book is back in Cathy's perspective, which is refreshing. She is in her 50s and moving back to the new Foxworth hall. A lot of events happen that are just as dramatic/sad as the last. The secrets surrounding the events keep you reading. Though, at times it seems Andrews is repeating herself, it wasn't so bad. BUT, in the last chapter you are expecting the tension to build up and the secrets to be revealed. But nothing is revealed!! It seems to just end without a real resolution to the certain issues. Who filled the columns with wet sand? Who destroyed Jory's ship? Who left Jory's window open so he got sick? It doesn't make sense!! I recommend reading it still, just don't expect much of the ending.

posted by Phia on August 5, 2011

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    How Sad-An anticlimatic ending to what was a great series

    I have spent the last 2 weeks reading this series non-stop. I love the series as a whole and yould highly recommend it. It is well-written and very orginal. The characters come to life and you learn to adore them. HOWEVER, this last book, the final chapter of Chris and Cathy's crazy life left me disappointed. Here's why: The book is back in Cathy's perspective, which is refreshing. She is in her 50s and moving back to the new Foxworth hall. A lot of events happen that are just as dramatic/sad as the last. The secrets surrounding the events keep you reading. Though, at times it seems Andrews is repeating herself, it wasn't so bad. BUT, in the last chapter you are expecting the tension to build up and the secrets to be revealed. But nothing is revealed!! It seems to just end without a real resolution to the certain issues. Who filled the columns with wet sand? Who destroyed Jory's ship? Who left Jory's window open so he got sick? It doesn't make sense!! I recommend reading it still, just don't expect much of the ending.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2008

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    Filler

    SOY is told from Cathy's point of view. This is a book you might want to read if you're interested in knowing more about Cathy, Chris, Bart and family. Nothing really important happens in the book. Sure, there's lots of drama and a heartbreaking ending, but really, it felt like V.C. Andrews was forced to write a fourth book so she went and stuffed this new story full of more of the same. It's like FITA all over again, only Cathy and Chris are now adults and no one is really forcing them to stay trapped in Foxworth <BR/>Hall---they just feel emotionally imprisoned. There's even a John Amos/Malcolm clone, as if we hadn't gotten enough of that the first few times around. And there's no real plot, it's just one bad thing happening after another. Bart is interesting to read about (he's a complex villain) but the rest of the characters are dull. Cathy and Chris's relationship has been seriously watered-down. The ending is contrived.<BR/><BR/><BR/>So I would not recommend this unless you absolutely must finish the series. I admit I liked it at age 15, but over time, I came to realize it was really not that great.<BR/><BR/>I give the characters 2/5, the plot 2/5, the writing style a 1 or 2 out of five, originality a 1/5, the drama a 3/5 (though I found it to be cheap drama), and the romance a 1 or 2 out of 5. It is good for a rainy day.<BR/><BR/>I recommend FITA, in case you haven't read it already. I also recommend the V.C.A. masterpiece My Sweet Audrina. It's a bit confusing at times and a very strange tale, but I thought it was very good. And I recommend the short story The Fall of the House of Usher because it has that sort of gothic feel to it, though it's more of a ghost story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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