Author: Andrews V C Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanger Saga) · Read more · Het Zaad Van Gisteren (Seeds Of Yesterday). Read more. Seeds of Yesterday is a novel written by V. C. Andrews. It is the fourth book in the Dollanganger . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Seeds of Yesterday book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The final, haunting novel in the extraordinary story that has e.
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Seeds of Yesterday by V.C. Andrews - Now a major Lifetime movie event—Book Four of the Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic—the novel. Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Viginia Andrews: `Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty it is evocative of the nasty fairy tales like Little Red. Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Book 4) and millions of other books are available for instant access. Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger) Mass Market Paperback – November 15, Now a major Lifetime movie event—Book Four of the Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in.
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View all 13 comments. Nov 08, Lala rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can see you as you were then Chris, why can't I see me?
I loved this story and all the players in it. What an imaginative and creative collection of books. Although I have yet to read the "prequel" I am pleased wi "If I blink my eyes just once, I'm twelve years old again, and you're fourteen.
Although I have yet to read the "prequel" I am pleased with how this series has ended and I thoroughly enjoyed each book. I felt that this was a bit slow moving but a very reflective and wonderful journey. I felt so much for Jory "Am I dancing momma? As for Chris and Cathy's enduring love I was very moved yet again by them.
For even in hate and despair a love like no other was born and prospered. Sadly it was Cathy who seemed could not live without her Christopher doll Cathy ultimately found peace.
A fitting end. In your hand you'll carry a twelve-foot spear with a green dragon's head perched upon it's point. On my way to the attic.
On my way to where I'd find my Christopher, again It's a garden that Chris and I imagined years ago, while we lay on a hard black slate roof and stared up at the sun and the stars. He's up there, whispering in the winds to tell me that's where the purple grass grows.
View all 3 comments. Dec 15, sj rated it it was ok Shelves: Full review here: Almost done with the Dollangangers, thank goodness. Only two books left to cover in this series, and this one is probably going to be the most difficult to write about. Why difficult? Because it sucked.
This book was terrible. Combine all of the horribly tragic events of the first two books into one, add Chris and Cathy as an old married couple and you have this dreck. Heh, good thing John Amos actually did die in that fire, or he'd have been pissed!
The manor that was burnt down at the end of Petals on the Wind has been rebuilt in its entirety and some old guy who was previously thought to be dead one of Corrine's brothers has returned from some monastery in the Alps to be the creepy guy that's always whispering in Bart's ear. Jory gets paralyzed while dancing at Bart's birthday party. Someone set him up to have a horrible accident, thinking he'd likely die. Oh noes! He was dancing with his "sister" remember Cindy, the adopted one?
Pretend this is Jory and those pillars are crushing his legs. Sleep with said brother-in-law while her husband is in critical condition in the hospital! Yeah, right? Cathy catches Bart and Melodie drinking and whooping it up while her oldest son is trying not to kill himself like his daddy did. Cindy is super slutty. Really, she is. She invites some guy home for Christmas, promising her parents they'll be good, but they get caught in bed together.
She gets caught with another guy later in the story, but I will probably forget about it by the time I get there, so I'm telling you now.
Melodie starts showing, so Bart discards her like milk that's a week past its expiration date. She goes into labour at home, but decides not to tell anyone for some stupid reason, and by the time everyone finds out, it's too late to get her to a hospital.
She has twins. Had no idea there was more than one fetus, because even though this is supposed to take place sometime in the 90s, her doctor couldn't tell. She takes off, abandoning her children and her paraplegic husband because she just can't handle it anymore, and she wants to go back to dancing.
We find out later that she married another dancer right after her divorce papers are signed. Fuuuuuuuu, all women in this series are just unbelievable strumpets. It kind of blows my mind. So, Cathy is pretty much a mommy to the twins, Cory and Carrie Darren and Diedre after they're abandoned by their real mommy sound familiar?
They are of the Devil's Seed and were from a garden that should never have been planted, blahblahblah. Cathy freaks out and tells the nurse that is now interested in JORY to never let the twins out of her sight anymore because they're being corrupted by her son that's gone over the edge. Oh, I think I forgot to mention that if Bart is ever institutionalized for anything, he loses his entire inheritance, so he's gotta try to keep it together in order to keep his money.
Creepy old Joel dies of cancer at some point, Chris and Cathy are going to move out of the mansion - taking Jory, the twins and the nurse with them - but before they can Chris is killed in an accident on a snowy road.
No, I don't think he got pushed off a cliff by a unicorn-riding dodo bird, but I'm pretty sure there was a shark attack in there somewhere. You know, every time I would start to empathize with Cathy, or feel bad for her I'd remember that she spent the majority of her adult life married to her brother and that her parents were also related.
That ruined it. Too much ick factor. Last book huzzah! This held up well. View 2 comments. Aug 16, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: Seeds of Yesterday Dollanganger, 4 , V. Jan 29, Akaii rated it it was amazing Shelves: This series is seriously addictive. It's been 4 days non-stop I've been reading books in the series back to back Yes I've been sleep deprived!
They are really well written and it's such a grotesque yet captivating story. Seeds of Yesterday was really an engaging novel and one of the most heart breaking book I've come across. The end got me for sure. It made me cry. There were so many sad moments. I cannot take my mind off this book right now.
I had enjoyed Cathy and Chris's journey since the first novel, and this book has perfectly wrapped up their story and it was a very peaceful ending.
I am really gonna miss every characters. Even if they are wicked. But the one that I will miss the most is Christopher. His love and dedication towards Cathy is superb; their's tale is utterly heart wrenching. The story between Cathy and Chris will remain forever in my heart.
View all 6 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Don't touch me! That epilogue! That freaking epilogue! You'll find the last manuscript in my private vault. Do with it what you will". My poor feels. And it wasn't too late, Bart. It's never too late. My poor heart. Jun 18, Lori rated it really liked it. It is now many years after the end of "If There Be Thorns".
Cathy is fifty-two and Chris is fifty-four. Jory has grown up to marry his childhood sweetheart, Melodie, and both have become successful dancers. Bart has just graduated from Harvard Law School and although, as Cathy points out, his psychiatrists have declared him "cured", it quickly b "Seeds of Yesterday" is the final saga of Cathy and Chris from the "Flowers in the Attic" series and the characters have come full circle in this novel.
Bart has just graduated from Harvard Law School and although, as Cathy points out, his psychiatrists have declared him "cured", it quickly becomes evident that Bart is still suffering from some pretty serious issues. Corinne, Cathy and Chris' mother, has left Bart the rebuilt Foxworth Hall, which Bart plans to reopen and make the grandest home in Virginia. Cathy and Chris have arrived, to live once again, forty years later, in Foxworth Hall.
You would think they would immediately realize that this may not be the best idea, if for no other reason that their mental health, but no, they come for a fairly long visit.
Joel's only purpose seems to be to spout off Malcolm-like pseudo-religious vitrol - - why no one tells him to pack his bags and get the hell out is beyond me.
Although this story is told again from the perspective of Cathy, and feels much more comfortable than the narrative of "Thorns", Bart again seems depraved and warped. It's hard to have sympathy for a character that seems so unredeemable.
Chris and Cathy's love story continues and is as bittersweet and tender as ever. Their love seems genuine and real. As does Jory's love for Melodie. His eventual anguish over being paralyzed, losing his career and eventually his wife are the only parts of this story other than Chris and Cathy that ring true.
The rest of the story feels forced and the characters very one dimensional. Can Bart be any more like Malcolm? Can Joel be any more like the Grandmother?
Can Cindy be any more like a young Corinne or Cathy? Even Jory and Melodie have blond twins, a boy and a girl - - giving us visions of Cory and Carrie. Reading the story you wonder how much grief and anguish one family can take. And why everyone seems to be stepping around Bart and making excuses for him.
You get to the point where you wish Chris or Cathy would just knock his lights out. This book is worthy to read as a conclusion to the Dollanganger saga - - although the ending is a bit rushed and Chris and Cathy's demises are tragically sad. Definitely does not compare to "Flowers" or "Petals" but as good as, if not slightly better than, "Thorns". View all 4 comments. Aug 02, Claire rated it it was ok. I'm so glad I'm done. The first book was amazing, the second was great, the third was alright, but infuriating at time and by the 4th I had stopped caring.
I know the entire saga is meant to be based on a true story, but that has to be one truth stretched to it's limits. I wanted to put this book down so many times, but was determined to see it through. Every character, with the exception of Jory bugged me. Bart was just hateful, I know he had "problems" but why did he have to take them out on e I'm so glad I'm done. Bart was just hateful, I know he had "problems" but why did he have to take them out on everyone?
He was far from perfect. Joel was horrid, Mel turned out to be nothing but a bitch. I don't care how hard things wold have been, she was the one who wanted kids, then she leaves them? Cindy wasn't likable. She seemed to do nothing but cause trouble.
Now I'm not saying I could be around someone like Bart and keep my mouth shut but everything else.. She could do all that during all the time she wasn't at home. Chris' attempts to make everything seem find got soooo dull and frustrating. And Cathy?
Well I just don't know what to say. I don't know why she ever went back to Foxworth Hall. Plus the ending didn't come as a surprise to me. The moment Chris took his new job and then announced he would be gone Monday - Friday I knew what was going to happen.
Like I say, I'm glad I finished those four books. One thing I will not be doing however is going back in the "saga" to read Garden of Shadows. Jun 11, Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it Shelves: Seeds of Yesterday is the 4th book in this series, and to be honest, the Dollanganger series sort of lost its shock value after the first one.
The disturbing theme of incest and child abuse that made the first in the series gain so much attention from horrified and interested readers, lost its edge a long time ago and has just become weird and disgusting by the 4th book. It's repetitive, it's typical and the characters are so unfairly put upon throughout that it just isn't realistic.
Sep 28, Aida Perez rated it really liked it Shelves: Fue imposible no llorar al finalizarlo. Fue imposible no repetir con Cathy 'No mi Chris, no mi Christopher Doll' o llorar con su ultima carta. Una gran historia con un final totalmente inesperado.
Camino del atico, hacia el lugar donde habia encontrado a mi Christopher, para reunirme con el otra vez La amo. Sin duda una de mis favoritas. Feb 23, Hester rated it did not like it Shelves: Chris and Cathy come from a long line of poor decision makers, and they continue that tradition when they return to the new Foxworth Hall to celebrate Bart's graduation from Harvard and his twenty-fifth birthday.
What they think is a one night stay before moving to Hawaii turns into a three year long run in hell. Cathy and Chris are still the same bores they always were. Jory ugh, that name is still mister perfect. Bart is still an oozing walking herp sore that's consistently on its period.
Cindy Chris and Cathy come from a long line of poor decision makers, and they continue that tradition when they return to the new Foxworth Hall to celebrate Bart's graduation from Harvard and his twenty-fifth birthday. Cindy turned into quite the little slut.
The newest addition to the family is Uncle Joel, one of Corrine's brothers thought to be long dead. He's old, he's creepy, he's been living in an Italian monastery so he's developed some hardcore religious beliefs and he's Bart's mentor. A bunch of bad things happen such as: Jory becomes paralyzed and then his pregnant wife cheats on him with Bart then leaves him after giving birth. Cindy is a slut who keeps getting caught having sex. Cathy constantly whines to Chris and Chris gets pissy with her about it.
Bart has wild mood swings and Uncle Joel is just evil. How evil? Well, we never get to know for certain because Andrews leads us down a poorly plotted path then says "awww fuck it" and takes the easy way out. Characters personalities instantly change and petty nuisances are conveniently taken care of as though as they never existed. How I wish I would have saved my time and just used Wikipedia to satisfy my curiosity. Apr 16, Ana Mitkova added it Shelves: The book was amazing! When i read it i cried.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Jan 13, Cami Herondale rated it it was amazing. Apr 15, Michael rated it liked it. Well, that was a bummer. I won't spoil it. I got the impression that Ms. Andrews was unsure of how to wrap things up, and it seemed to end just a bit too neatly for my taste. FITA was the best of the bunch, and none of the novels Well, that was a bummer.
FITA was the best of the bunch, and none of the novels to follow could surpass or match the strength of where the Dollanganger shenanigans started. From what I've read the prequel to this series "Garden of Shadows" was ghostwritten by Andrew Neiderman, so I may hold off on that one for a bit. I'm curious about the early works in her "Heaven" series, only because she supposedly penned the first two and half novels before Neiderman took over.
But I'll pass up the rest of her ghostwritten books, since it sounds like they stray further from family dramatics and into ridiculous paranormal plots like vamps, ghost, and such. May 14, Mizuki rated it liked it Shelves: Review for book 3: Seeds of Yesterday is the 4th book of the Dollanganger series, it offers lot and lot of family melodramas but not much of the Gothic romance charms from the previous books, plus the ending is a bit weak tooit isn't a bad nor an unreasonable ending, but I don't think it's a strong enough conclusion neither.
I'm glad to finish reading the entire Dollanganger saga and I enjoy this series so Link: I'm glad to finish reading the entire Dollanganger saga and I enjoy this series so much, will try to watch the TV drama adaptation later, like I do with the adaptations based on the previous books. Ji suvokia, kad juos vienijo tik baletas. Deja, ji laukiasi jo vaiko. Feb 14, Sarah Mac rated it liked it Shelves: Well now.
That was bizarre. The main problem is how everyone stands around justifying or rather, screaming justifications for why they treat each other like shit. D as she clashes Well now. Bravo, I say. As for the ending Bart looks at Joel as a father figure; a fact that troubles Cathy greatly. Bart is still bitter towards his mother and uncle for their incestuous relationship, so their stay is not pleasant.
He has grown into a handsome young man, but is extremely jealous, power hungry and bitter that Chris is the guardian of his money until his thirty-fifth birthday. Bart's brother Jory visits and eventually moves in with his wife. Jory, who is almost thirty, has been married to Melodie, his childhood sweetheart and ballet partner, for nine years. Soon after their arrival, they announce that Melodie is pregnant. Bart is jealous of Jory and shows an unhealthy interest in Melodie.
Bart and Jory's sister Cindy, who is now sixteen, arrives and it becomes clear that Bart does not like her either. Cathy tries to make the best out of the situation, but any happiness ends when Jory is in an accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down and unable to dance.
Melodie does not deal well with Jory's disability and withdraws from him. Cathy tries to help Melodie reconnect with Jory, but discovers later that Melodie has turned to Bart for comfort and passion — the two have been having an affair. Cathy is enraged, but when she confronts Bart he says he loves Melodie, and Cathy is unsure what to do. Bart believes Melodie loves him too, but soon realizes it is an empty relationship and he is just a replacement for Jory.
Jory finds out about the affair, and although hurt, tries to reconcile with Melodie, but she rejects him.
Melodie goes into labor on Christmas Day, and gives birth to twins, Darren and Deirdre, whom Cathy says resemble her deceased twin brother and sister.
Melodie has little interest in the babies, and Cathy cares for them, hoping Melodie has postpartum "blues" and will come around. But Melodie, not wanting to deal with two children and a disabled husband, abandons Jory and the children and moves to New York.
Cathy tries to console both her sons and to keep a firm hand on the pretty and free-spirited Cindy.
Bart, under Joel's influence, bans Cindy from premarital sexual acts under his roof. He physically assaults two boys he catches Cindy with. When confronted about his hypocrisy a number of times throughout the story, Bart never attempts to justify his actions but instead responds with anger and resentment towards Cathy and Chris, always blaming them for his problems.
They hope Toni and Jory will end up together, but Bart begins spending time with Toni and they become lovers. Bart seems happy with Toni and tells Cathy that Toni told him she loves him.
Cathy notices changes in Bart as a result of this relationship, including Bart withdrawing from Joel and being pleasant to Cindy when she comes to visit. Eventually Joel manages to influence Bart again and it sours the relationship. Toni sees the dark side of Bart after he begins to criticize and become possessive of her, and the relationship ends. Soon after, Toni falls in love with Jory and they begin a relationship, which brings Jory out of the depression that followed his divorce.
Cindy returns for another visit and tells Cathy that she ran into Melodie in New York. Melodie had remarried immediately after her divorce from Jory was final and resumed her dancing career.
Bart builds a chapel, in which he commands the family to attend Sunday sermons, presided over by Joel. Cathy and Chris eventually become disgusted by the "fire and brimstone" sermons and tell Bart that they will no longer attend. Bart secretly starts bringing the twins to the chapel, which Cathy overhears. She confronts Bart, and tells him to leave the twins alone, also telling Toni never to let them out of her sight, unless she knows they are with Jory. After again catching Bart bringing the twins to the chapel, Cathy decides it is time to leave, after two years in Bart's home.
Chris agrees it is time to leave and to take Jory, Cindy, and the twins with them. Cathy tells Bart of her plans, and that while she loves him, she cannot be around the kind of person he has become. Cathy waits for Chris to come home from work so they can leave, but he never shows up. Chris has died in a hit and run accident and Cathy realizes how similar Chris' death is to that of their father. Bart gives a moving eulogy at Chris' funeral, is remorseful and admits that he really loved Chris and that he was a good father.
Cathy is heartsick at the loss of Chris, becoming distant from her family. Cathy does come back for Bart's sake, and she and Bart become close. Bart finds his place as a televangelist who does much good and travels the world spreading his positive ministry.