All That Glitters (Landry Series #3)

All That Glitters (Landry Series #3)

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by V. C. Andrews
     
 

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Driven from the Dumas Mansion back to her beloved bayou, Ruby's only hope is that fate will let her begin anew...

Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious infant daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate -- her first love, whom she was forced to abandon -- is at her side once more, now a man of dazzling wealth. When he

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Driven from the Dumas Mansion back to her beloved bayou, Ruby's only hope is that fate will let her begin anew...

Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious infant daughter, Pearl. Paul Tate -- her first love, whom she was forced to abandon -- is at her side once more, now a man of dazzling wealth. When he whisks her into his grand house, it seems their future is assured. As mistress of Cypress Woods, Ruby can forget even the shocking reason she and Paul must wed in a secret ceremony and remain husband and wife in name alone.

But the thick, expensive walls of Cypress Woods cannot shut out the terrible memories that have woven their fabric over her destiny, or the cold eyes of Paul's mother, Gladys, reminding Ruby of the secret she must keep to give Pearl a loving father. Then her venomous twin sister, Gisselle, arrives to taunt her with news of Beau Andreas, the true father Pearl has never met, and the only man Ruby will ever long for with all her body and soul, Desperate to find the complete, fulfilling life she craves, Ruby builds a precarious new existence, a flimsy shanty of hope that the first flood washes away. Only when the storm exposes the very blackest evils of the past will she glimpse the rainbow's fragile promise, a morning of sunshine and laughter with a family of her own....

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This is the third novel in the best-selling series that includes Ruby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671873196
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Landry Series, #3
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her spellbinding classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began her renowned Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than fifty novels in V.C. Andrews' bestselling series. V.C. Andrews' novels have sold more than one hundred million copies and have been translated into sixteen foreign languages.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 6, 1923
Date of Death:
December 19, 1986
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Place of Death:
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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All That Glitters (Landry Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I have to admit, I was rooting for Ruby to stay with Paul. Why? Because I never liked Beau & thought he was bad for Ruby. He was always very pushy with Ruby & didn't take no for an answer. Remember how many times that got Ruby in trouble with Daphne? Like when she didn't want to paint Beau naked, but he wouldn't respect her decision. Daphne ends up finding it & remember what happened there? How about the time when Beau had sex with Ruby even when she was concerned about protection? He ended up getting her pregnant. It wasn't just Ruby's fault. It was Beau's too. And as if all the times he got her in serious trouble weren't bad enough, he leaves her alone with a baby. Paul was the only one who stood by her side. And she left him for Beau despite everything he put her through? I thought that was just pretty cold on Ruby's part, even though Paul was her half-brother. Plus, I didn't like that the only man who ever stood by Ruby had to be killed off. Beau wasn't that guy & now he's all she has.
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I started with the first of the series and went all the way thru the end. They were really great books and kept you wondering from the first to the last.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Landry series and I'm anxious to read the next. I find myself almost addicted to keep reading about this canjun girl who has such spunk. Ruby has her baby Pearl and FINALLY gets the love of her life Beau back. To do so they create a big web of lies which eventually untangles at the end. I can't wait to read book number 4 Hidden Jewel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the Landry Series and I have to say it's the most dramatic. It reads like a novella. Paul loves Ruby. Ruby loves Beau. Beau is wrapped up in Giselle. Giselle is Ruby's twin sister. So on and so forth. This book is a prime example as to why it's better to not get hooked onto one guy and just move on with your life. I couldn't believe how selfish Ruby got towards the end, but that's to be expected when you enter a new world are shunned by those who should love you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this book didnt keep me entertained at all. I found it very dull, and i didnt like the whole switching sisters act that they pulled. They should have known that soemthing was gonna happen and it wouldnt work. Plus one of my favorite characters from the previous books was Louis, and he was just in a supper tiny part in this book. I think that he should have been in it more, i mean they just saw his concert and that was it. I also didnt like that they made Paul out to be suck a love sick puppy, i mean they made him really really weak, it was almost pathetic
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading V.C. Andrews around 1990, when I was 11, and have been and continue to be horribly disappointed in the books published after her death. I love and adore her original works (Dollanganger, Casteel, Cutler and My Sweet Audrina), but every single book I've read after those are the same plot, same story with different locations and characters with different names and different talents. Too bad Ms. Andrews has been gone for so long, I honestly think she'd be disappointed in how her ideas have come about. The current author(s) really need to find a different plot. The one and only series I read and really did enjoy after Ms. Andrews' death was the Melody series. However, I cannot read it over and over as I can the other 'original' series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book took my breath away. I was so shocked at the twists the plot took. I wasn't sure where the author was taking this storyline about Beau and Ruby and where Gisselle fit in. I was so happy that Ruby ended up with the man that she loved. She has had so much confusion and trauma in her life. Pearl needed her real daddy and Paul's family just wanted to blame Ruby for their son's actions. They were never going to accept Ruby and Pearl as one of their own. Gladys couldn't live with her own demons so she took it out on Ruby.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was given to me by my godmother when i was 13. From the first moment i read this book i feel in love with all VC Andrews books. I now read All That Glitters at least twice a year and i can say this book is my favorite book of all time. The whole Landry series are my favorite of them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did believe that Ruby was going to stay with Paul. I mean she did move in with him and then marry him, but then as soon as Beau came around again she dropped Paul. I mean I didn't like the whole incest plot, but Paul really loved Ruby and she didn't even appreciate it. It was never really clear to me if Gisselle actually loved Beau or not, but her character was meant to make Ruby's life harder then it should have been. In the end Ruby gets what she wants and it doesn't really matter who she had to step on to get it. To me this book did something that no other V.C. Andrews book did. It exposed the character to her own flaws and in the next book she suffers from her past unlike in other books like the Casteel series. You could say that Ruby ends up reaping what she sowed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS BY FAR MY FAVORITE BOOK IN THE LANDRY SERIES IT HAD MY STOMACH IN KNOTS AND MY MIND CONSTATLY GOING THINKING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.I JUST ABSOLUTLY COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN IN THE END I WAS SPEECHLESS THIS BOOK KEPT ME GUESSING. AND I WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY ABOUT THE ENDING. THIS WAS BY FAR A FANTASTIC AND ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was very good and interesting. It took alot of twists and turns! V.C. Andrewss a great writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recently had to make a book presentation for my World Literature class. When I first read this book I was very confused. As I re-read the book for my presentation, it all made seens. All That Glitters is a fight between twin sisters, Ruby and Gisselle, for the love of a man (Beau). Rubys fight for Beaus heart leds her to switch her life with Gisselles. That is, when Gisselle is in a comma, Ruby becomes Gisselle, Beaus legal wife. Before becoming Gisselle, Ruby had to decide if she was willing to pay the price of love. After Beau left her pregnant with Pearl to go to Paris, Ruby made her life with out him. She knows that that what she decides to do will afect many people. Choosing to follow her heart bring many problems. Fortunately Ruby is willing to do anything to be with her true love, Beau. However ,switching her identity brings her many uncomfortable situations. For example, when Ruby finds out about Gisselles true identity, she is shocked. As she found out who her sister was, Ruby thought that Gisselle never really love Beau. The death of Paul, her half brother and husband, and almost loosing her daughter Pearl, changes everything for Ruby. In this situation Ruby has to choose to pay the price of love or tell the truth. For me Ruby is a troubled young lady who has to choose between what is right and what is best for her daughter Pearl. I have read three of VC. Andrews books and I am happy to say that she is a great writer. I would like to say that All That Glitters is an interesting book. I recommend this book to anyone that is willing to be left wanting to read the following book. The Laundry series as well as the other series are worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like the story . The only reason I thought this wasn't a 5 star book was becasue of Paul Tate. I just can't understand how much he had to suffer. He was the only man in the story that loved Ruby unconditionally and always treated her with restpect. I found it vey unnecessary that he had to suffer so much. Besides Beau didn't desrve to stay with Ruby, Paul did. I was just very upset that besides having to suffer for Ruby, he had to die the way he did. I just hated how in the end everything worked out perfectly for Ruby and Beau, and Paul had to suffer so much. To me the story could have been better if Ruby stayed with Paul or if Paul had found someone to love him eventhough he still loved Ruby. For me it's more impotant to be with someone that loves you very much than to be with someone you love.