Willow (De Beers, #1)

Willow (De Beers, #1) All That Glitters Isn T GoldWealth Extravagant Parties Celebrity Status These Are Things Willow De Beers Could Only Dream Of Until Now After Discovering Deep Family Secrets In Her Adoptive Father S Journal, Willow Bids Farewell To Her North Carolina College Town And Sets Out In Search Of Her Birth Family Amid The Ritzy Glamour Of Palm Beach Using An Assumed Name And Pretending To Conduct A Study Of One Of The Nation S Wealthiest Communities, Willow Takes Florida S Gem City By Storm And Quickly Encounters Thatcher Eaton, A Young Lawyer Who Sweeps Her Off Her Feet But As Willow Spirals Into A Passionate Love Affair And Becomes Intoxicated With The Lifestyle Of The Rich And Famous, The Dark Truth About Her Birth Family Threatens Her Fabulous New Life, Pushing Her To The Brink Of Insanity

Virginia Andrews, V Andrews,

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Willow (De Beers, #1)
  • V.C. Andrews
  • English
  • 21 May 2017
  • 9780671039905

10 thoughts on “Willow (De Beers, #1)

  1. says:

    It took me years, and I mean that literally to finish this book V.C Andrews is one of my absolute favorite authors So the very fact that it took this long to finish this book was amazing Usually I tear through her books like they were water But alas, there were mitigating circumstances at work and I kept losing my place in this wonderful read.Despite the fact that ghost writers have been writing V.C Andrews books for years one would hope since she IS deceased I haven t seen too much deviance from the books that were written solely by her before her death This particular series was no exception The De Beers series starts out with Willow, the tale of a young woman who discovers her true beginnings after her adoptive father passes away It s a great read and I can t wait to get further into Wicked Forest, the second book in the series.Between a half brother who started falling for her, a man that she s falling in love with, and her real mother, this series promises to be one of Andrews best But of course, Andrews Dollenganger series is the absolute best.

  2. says:

    My favorite V.A series I think the Willow books are clever Written with a psychological perspective.

  3. says:

    For reviews, visit my childhood home, like so many in the mid 90 s, there was a dusty shelf on the bookcase filled with old V C Andrews paperbacks My parents were extremely strict about policing what I watched on T.V., but were much casual about what I read When I was around ten or eleven years old, I picked up Flowers in the Attic, and my eyes were opened It was my first encounter with a book that dealt with overtly sexual themes such as incest and rape, and I had no idea what was happening in the adult scenes Nevertheless I found that I enjoyed the high melodrama and the continuous cycle of betrayal and forgiveness All through high school, while I was taking AP Literature and preparing to begin my degree in English, these books were my guilty pleasure.This past Christmas I had the chance to spend the holidays with my family back in the States for the first time in many years While I was sitting and catching up with my parents I took a glance at the family bookcase and there they were The same tattered V C Andrews paperbacks I had read and re read so many times They had dwindled in number over the years, no doubt lost to garage sales and thrift stores I was immediately hit by a wave of fond nostalgia, and when I returned to Canada I decided I wanted to revisit V C Andrews by reading one of her books that was new to me On a whim, I chose Willow, which is the first novel in the five book De Beers series.Why is any of this important Because the nostalgia factor here is very strong, and definitely swayed my opinion on the book If a person who was not previously familiar with V C Andrews read Willow, they would probably see it as the most ridiculous and silly kind of smut But for me, going back into that world was so relaxing It was like taking my brain off at the end of a long day.Willow has all of the trademarks that make V C Andrews the bestselling author of trashy family dramas The title character suddenly finds herself dealing with the ritz and glamour of Palm Beach high society The upper echelons of the upper class are pictured here as if they have been drawn by someone who had only the rudimentary idea of what wealth is I ve certainly never run in those circles, but somehow I find 6 00 am beluga caviar feasts as people toast themselves and how fabulous they are a bit far fetched Such though is the charm of V C Andrews, whose books have always focused on the super rich and their dazzling lifestyles Even though this novel is set in 2002, the characters behave as if they are perpetually trapped in some long ago era The women are shallow and ornamental, the men strutting and arrogant It s all just so deliciously silly.I haven t said much about the plot, but that s because the plot is largely inconsequential What matters is that Willow De Beers is suddenly transported to a life of fabulous wealth and dangerous secrets How and why she got there aren t treated with any great importance.Books like these are impossible to review Objectively, Willow is terrible The characters are paper thin, there is virtually no plot It s mere window dressing, but sometimes the window dressing can be a lot of fun I doubt I ll read the other four books in the DeBeers series, but I m glad to have read Willow.My rating 2.5 5

  4. says:

    This book was ok It was very slow to start Willow DeBeers is an almost 19 year old college student She was adopted at birth by her psychiatrist father, who had a patient that became pregnant and wanted to get rid of the baby Willows adopted mother was a complete bitch who tried everything she could to get her father to commit her, fearing she d inherited psychological problems we hear a bunch of horror storeis about her adoptive mother, as she was pretty cruel to Willow as a child, but presently she is dead.Then of course, Willow s father suffers a fatal heart attack He leaves Willow a diary in which he reveals he really is her bio dad Apparently, he fell in love w a patient and after she was treated, stayed on at the Willows, his name for his practice as well for his daughter and had their child His wife never knew that Willow was really his.So, Willow takes a leave of absence from college to seek out her bio mom She finds her in Palm Springs, living in the guest house of her quite large estate, that she leases to the Eatons Here, Willow meets Thatcher Eaton, the son of the Eatons They are complete snobs and are the first to gossip of Willow s mother They tell her she was raped by her step father, resulting in the birth of her son, Linden, who lives w her in the guest house, which also houses their servants They talk of her bio mom and half brother as some kind of social outcasts Now Willow is there under and assumed name, claiming to be doing research on the social lives of those in Palm Beach Thatcher is immediately taken w her and later finds out her real name His parents, still unaware of who she really is, invite her to live with them instead of in a hotel while she is doing her research, claiming they have many friends and many parties, so she will be able to observe on a better well AFter she develops a romantic relationship with Thatcher, she takes them up on it She does get the opportunity to meet her real mother, who immediately knows who she is Her half brother on the other hand, is a very talented artist, but very angry and withdrawn from society He has his sights on Willow, and once he realizes who she is, flees in his sailboat and has a horrible accident, leaving him with amnesia due to his head injury.Once Thatcher s parents find out who she really is, they are horrified and she is asked to leave She does return home briefly due to the death of the caretaker of her home in South Carolina While she is gone, Thatcher doesn t contact her at all and she believes she has lost him as well, due to the influence of his parents.In the end, Willow decides to sell her family home and move in w her mother The Eaton s lease is almost up at the main house and she looks forward to throwing them out and taking control of the estate, as she re enrolls in a college nearby Book 2 should be better, as the first seemed to set us up for what is to come This book definitely got better, just as it was almost over.

  5. says:

    And people still wonder why I keep reading VC Andrews s books Basically they re like drug to me,they make me sick but I enjoy them anyway lol Willow s story is unique, and it was full of unexpected things, I can t write down what the story is all about because it was just too muchI loved and lived the charterers Linden was my favorite It wasn t the best of bests but it was good and I enjoyed it.

  6. says:

    I could remember almost nothing of this book so it was like reading it for the first time all over again I must read of my v.c Andrews collection often This book now goes to live with the rest I can t wait to start re reading the rest of the series.

  7. says:

    It was a good read although I did not care for the ending I m ready for the next one in the series.

  8. says:

    This is a good beginning to a decent series Andrews has a good plot in this one, since the later series seem to rely on previous plots.But a good read and good series.

  9. says:

    Slow start but it gets better around halfway through..

  10. says:

    I usually love V.C Andrews and I still do but I had a hard time with the doctor patient relationship Interesting enough to read the second volume

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