Delia's Crossing (Delia Series #1)

Delia's Crossing (Delia Series #1)

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by V. C. Andrews
     
 

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KIDNAPPED BY CRUEL FATE...

Secuestrado por sino cruel

After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra's life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella's huge estate in Palm Springs, California,

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KIDNAPPED BY CRUEL FATE...

Secuestrado por sino cruel

After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra's life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella's huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia -- so why does it feel like a nightmare?

A PRISONER OF DESTINY...

Un preso del destino

Her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia's heritage, relegating her to servants' quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting a beautiful young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia's smoky Latina looks. And just when Delia tries to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes.... Will Delia find a place to call home?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416594079
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Series:
Delia Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
227,283
File size:
490 KB

Meet the Author

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother. V.C. Andrews has written more than seventy novels, which have sold more than 106 million copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five 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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Delia's Crossing (Delia Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
EAS1967 More than 1 year ago
I read all three books of the series within 4 days, LOVED them!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Delia Yebarra's life is about to change. Living a content life in her small Mexican village, Delia has just celebrated her fifteenth birthday. She lives with her parents and her grandmother in a small house. They don't have a lot of money, but Delia knows she is loved and wouldn't trade her life for anything. But Delia's parents are killed in a freak accident and her grandmother is too old to provide for her. Her grandmother tells her that she is going off to America to live with her aunt. Delia doesn't know her aunt. Isabela left Mexico and married an older rich American. Isabela refuses to acknowledge any reminders of her life in Mexico. Upon arrival in Palm Springs, Delia hopes for a new life. She is homesick for her grandmother, but vows to make the best of things. However, her aunt has other ideas. After arriving at the house, Delia is sent off to a dingy room at the back of the grounds. Because of her limited grasp of the English language, she is to be treated as an employee rather than as a long-lost relative. No one besides Isabela and the English tutor knows her true identity. Delia struggles to do everything her aunt asks of her. But things go from worse to tragic. It's only after her cousin, Edward, learns who Delia truly is, does life take a turn for the better. Delia finally gets to attend school. Rather than the private school that her cousins Edward and Sophia attend, Delia is stuck in the ESL class at the local high school. But as with any V.C. Andrews story, life doesn't remain rosy for long. Sophia has plans of her own that may sabotage Delia's tentative happiness. DELIA'S CROSSING started out a bit slow. The background was being set for the hardships that Delia was about to encounter. But once Edward is brought into the picture, the story unfolds at a brisk pace, pitting Delia against all the evil people she meets in America. Delia is an innocent thrust into the den of lions. There are redeeming characters in America, such as her cousin Edward and his friend, Jesse, but it's the evil ones that Delia must endure that make the book so exciting. Delia's struggles in America continue in the next installment, DELIA'S HEART. (Note: There are situations that Delia is thrust into that are best left for the older reader.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of VC Andrews best since the Flowers in the Attic Saga!!! I loved it, read all three books in a week!!! It's a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the good ones
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book cant waite to read the whole series i used to read vc andrews when i was a teen and this still has the same style of writing
dawniek More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down. I have been a V. C. Andrews reader since my Grandmother got me hooked on The Flowers in the Attic series. This book had me crying in the first few chapters as well as at the end. I can't wait to start the second one in this series. I hope you will love this book as much as I did, but don't for get to have a box of Kleenex ready.
Starz198710 More than 1 year ago
I am torn with VC Andrews books because they all essentially have the same plot with different characters. If you are looking for your typical VC Andrews book, this one definitely fits the norm.
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I'm going to reread it!
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