Forbidden Sister

Forbidden Sister

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by V. C. Andrews
     
 

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From bestselling author V.C. Andrews comes a story of a young woman in search of her older sister—and the dark truth that threatens to tear her family apart.

I had every reason to hate her, my forbidden sister. She was like someone who had died but wouldn’t stay buried. . . .

Emmie Wilcox was only six when her older sister,

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From bestselling author V.C. Andrews comes a story of a young woman in search of her older sister—and the dark truth that threatens to tear her family apart.

I had every reason to hate her, my forbidden sister. She was like someone who had died but wouldn’t stay buried. . . .

Emmie Wilcox was only six when her older sister, Roxy, was thrown out of their New York City apartment. Their stern father’s military-style rules left no room for rebellion, and Roxy was as defiant as Emmie—now an outstanding student at a private school—is compliant: a perfect daughter, un fille parfaite, as her Parisian-born mother lovingly calls her. Two sisters, total opposites—yet Emmie is secretly obsessed with the mystery surrounding Roxy: What had she done? Where is she now? And is there a hidden side to Emmie that resembles Roxy’s spiteful nature? Knowing only that Roxy is a highly paid escort to the city’s wealthiest men, Emmie goes behind her father’s back to track down the sister she fears, despises, and inexplicably clings to . . . and whose influence might run deeper than Emmie ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This melodramatic first in the 20th series from the V.C. Andrews franchise (the author died in 1986) charts the travails of Emmie Wilcox as she attempts to locate and reconnect with her rebellious older sister, Roxy. When Emmie was six, her father Norton, a conservative New York investment banker, threw defiant 15-year-old Roxy out of the house and did all he could to obliterate every trace of the girl. Five years later, according to Emmie’s French mother, Norton learned that Roxy had become a high-priced call girl known as “Fleur du Coeur.” Emmie, who soon discovers that her “forbidden” sister is living in a nearby Manhattan hotel, endures a series of tragedies, ranging from a friend’s betrayal to her father’s death and her mother’s illness. Hardcore Andrews fans will best appreciate this saga of teenage angst, poverty and riches, bad fortune and good. Agent, Robin Rue, Writers House. (Feb.)
From the Publisher

Narrator Amy Rubinate does an excellent job voicing Emmie's insecure, breathy whispers, her mother's French accent, and Roxy's confident tones. Listeners who enjoy family drama, transparent plots, and teenage angst will enjoy this book. - Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439155059
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
Forbidden Series
Pages:
387
Sales rank:
227,433
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.12(d)

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Meet the Author


One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of the spellbinding classic Flowers in the Attic. That blockbuster novel began the renowned Dollanganger family saga. Since then, readers have been captivated by more than sixty novels in nearly twenty bestselling series. V.C. Andrews's novels have sold more than 106 million copies and have been translated into twenty-two foreign languages.

READER BIO
Amy Rubinate has been a professional actor and singer for over a decade. She has narrated and provided character voices for many interactive children’s books, toys and video games. Her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Amy has a degree in Oral Interpretation of Literature, and won state and national awards for poetry reading.

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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Forbidden Sister 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every one of vc andrews books but this one had absolutly no substance.  Maybe if your a 12 or 13 year old.  wasted my time and money.  This is my first review and only writing this one because I was so VERY disappointed.  I don't know who the ghost writer is but whoever it is does not have vc andrews' talent for writing.  I felt like I was reading a Nancy Drew book.  Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so boring and I feel like they took my money. I have read all of VC Andrews books and never did I feel this way. 267 short pages *thank God* and it sounds like a first grader wrote it describing her sister. Dont waste your money!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. When you read it you just sank yourself into the book and its like your living this life. Love it
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that22 More than 1 year ago
ive read all her books i wish they were longer i now she has a ghost writer HEAVEN ,and RUBY,are my favorites well i love all daughter of darkness i thought they pushed the vampire thing but this book was great 5 stars i loved it i wish theyd come out sooner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all VC Andrews books and this one is no exception!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO COME OUT....
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
FORBIDDEN SISTER by V.C. Andrews is a Women's fiction/contemporary women/coming of age story. I read this author's works years ago,but this is my first by the ghost writer. A slow start to me,veers off the plot path several times,and reads more like a teen fiction or coming of age story. With high school drama,stages of puberty,teenage angst,poverty and family secrets. "Forbidden Sister" was a let down to me. I was left with a lot of unanswered questions until the next book. But it does encourage the next book,which is Roxy's story. Received for an honest review from the publisher. **Coming in September 2013 "Roxy's Story"** RATING: 3 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed reading VC Andrews books. This one was a little slow and somewhat predictable, but yet an alright book nonetheless.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Forbidden sister, V. C. Andrews It’s interesting how this book begins with the younger sister wondering, and longing for a connection to her older sister, whom she hasn't seen since she was seven years old. I find the connection too close to home, my older sister moved out when I was five; she was going to her last year of high school in the US while my dad moved to Germany because of the military. I can understand the desire to share your thoughts, and your life lessons with someone else who would know more then you. I wish I could have had the opportunity to share those growing pains with my sister, but with her so far away it never came true. I find the darkness in the book as a blow to the heart, how will the family survive the loss of the father? How Emmie deals with her father’s death and her mother’s health problems would inspire many children. She learns that she cannot handle everything herself, despite her parents’ good upbringing, she needs someone to rely on. But who could she trust, the family she does not remember in France, or the Aunt and Uncle here who are estranged from the family? This is a dynamic captivating story, of life’s lessons and learning to gain your own footing despite the hardships placed in front of you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book by V.C. Andrews in a long time. I loved it. It leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions, but I think they'll be answered in the sequel. And don't go by what the summary says or you'll be confused.