Hidden Jewel

Hidden Jewel

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by V. C. Andrews
     
 

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Hidden Jewel is the fourth thrilling novel in the V.C. Andrews Landry series. Following All That Glitters, the spellbinding story of Ruby Landry's daring struggle to find a happy life with Beau Andreas and to protect their precious daughter. Sheltered from sorrow, innocent young Pearl thrives in the sunshine of a loving home...except for the haunting

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Hidden Jewel is the fourth thrilling novel in the V.C. Andrews Landry series. Following All That Glitters, the spellbinding story of Ruby Landry's daring struggle to find a happy life with Beau Andreas and to protect their precious daughter. Sheltered from sorrow, innocent young Pearl thrives in the sunshine of a loving home...except for the haunting nightmares of her earliest years, and the dark family secrets she worries will one day shadow her destiny...

Raised in a New Orleans mansion filled with kindness and laughter, Pearl dreams of becoming a doctor. With all the finest families wishing her well, her high school graduation party is almost as festive as Mardi Gras itself. But still, she fears that she will never know the essence of romantic passion, or her family's buried secrets. Yet her summer job in an elegant old hospital is fascinating...and an experienced intern is eager to share his friendship with her.

But the sultry Louisiana heat cannot dispel her family's sinful legacy, the snakelike treachery of a man who threatens Pearl's innocence, or an awful portent of disaster. After a cruel accident befalls one of Pearl's twin brothers, the bayou that seized him beckons to Ruby who flees, tormented, back to her Cajun roots. Pearl's faith in her mother abides, but she cannot hold back her tears when her other brother falls deathly ill, and her father retreats into his own bourbon-soaked world.

Pearl's dreams of success swirl away with the hurricane winds, and she journeys to the swamps in search of her mother and the shocking truths of her heritage. In the warm embrace of a gentle Cajun man, she discovers a blessed refuge. But, until the storm clouds clear, Pearl cannot savor the springtime sweetness that always, always seems beyond tomorrow....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451602937
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
Landry , #4
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
86,970
File size:
2 MB

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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Hidden Jewel (Landry Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
sayto More than 1 year ago
Since I am from the south, I can correspond with hour this whole family dealt with their problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hidden Jewel kept my attention just as much as the rest of the Landry Series. Once you start one of V.C. Andrews Series you just have to continue reading, you never know what turn the story might take. This is a great book to read when you want to sit down & enjoy an easy read.
WiccaKitty More than 1 year ago
I have the first 3 books to the landry series and i find myself so engrossed in the book that I started All That Glitters aroudn 10 this morning when I woke up and just finished it. I now hate that I don't have this book yet since I am hell bent on reading this series, as well as the Cutler series
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I took one star off because two very minor details bothered me about Pearl in this book. First, it bothered me when Pearl would speak so harshly to her father to get him to snap out of his senses. Not because I didn't feel he deserved it, but rather because I felt Ruby deserved some of that very same tough love on many occasions too & Pearl always bit her tongue with her & was showed her much more compassion. It just didn't seem fair to Beau. If she was this way with the both of them when they both needed it, I wouldn't be mentioning this. Secondly, I thought it was silly how she was supposed to be so logical & reasonable, yet convinced herself she was in love with Jack. Now I adored Jack & all. He was swoon-worthy, but seriously, how long had she known Jack before she decided they were fiercely in love? Three days? Four? It showed that while she did mature a lot, she was still very naive in terms of love. Three days is not enough time to build such a strong foundation with someone. That takes time to build. But other than that, it was an amazing novel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as well as the 4 books preceeding it. This book is very dramatic and suspensful, it kept me on the edge of my seat. Although, I love all of V.C. Andrews's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I have read it quite a few times. I've read the whole series a few times through. If i want to read a book, I grab for this series. And once I start reading it, I can't put it down. When i sit down to read this series, I will finish the book in a day or two. This series, is so intersting and full of live. I get so involved with reading it, it seems at times, it is like a real life story. I put myself in there shoes in my mind, almost like you want this kind of life. Not everything that has happened in the book, but the good parts. Where Pearl wants to be a doctor, her dreams. Your dreams almost seem like you want them to be true. That to me is how this book and series is like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Pearl was a true hero. She had to take on the role as mother to her sick brother when things get too tough for her mother to handle. She is just as bit as strong as her mother. She knows her goals and does everything she can to continue them. I loved this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book right now and it is REALLY good. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an enthralling read. I was totally taken in by it, it was action packed and the pages flowed from one drama to the next. I didn't think the book dragged at any point. Must Read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A TRULLY CAPTIVATING STORY FILLED WITH LOVE, SADDNESS, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF UNEXPECTED EVENTS. YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ THE WHOLE SERIES! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is maybe the best book out of the whole series. Everything happens that you would never expect to happen. Everybody should read this book, it's really that good!:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was the best in the series and that the Ruby series was the best V.C. Andrews stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say i have read and reread many many VC andrews books. I loved the first series but when i read the Landry series and then the Logan series i noticed something. They all talk about a girl who gets taken from her home, her dad either dies or isnt there. Her mother runs away or dead. She goes from rags to richies. Falls in love with her brother. Has some type of talent and improves it. Then goes through these horrible trageties, has an evil step mom or grandma. Someone is/has dead/died or hidden in an institution. She finally gets to fall in love with her 'broher or cousin' and finds she's pregnant and then life comes to them as they take it. Now do any of her books sound the same?? I mean i love the writing dont get me wrong it lets you envision so much and feel and fantise what you yourself desire but honestly the storylines suck. Can for once the writing not involve a half brother she loves or whoever..and for once can she unveal a 'secret' but have her father and mother at her side without getting pregnant? And maybe make the evil whoever die or be defeated sooner? i dont know but honestly sometimes it does get old. After the Logan series i honeslty cant take anymore. Otherwise my intelligance is at stake.