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The perfect family...and the perfect nightmare. TWISTED ROOTS From the outside, Hannah Eaton seems to live a charmed life in wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, with her mother, Willow, a renowned psychologist, and her stepfather. But deep inside, she is miserable and lonely. She's been abandoned by her father, a pretentious lawyer whose family wants nothing to do with her. Now The perfect family...and the perfect nightmare. TWISTED ROOTS From the outside, Hannah Eaton seems to live a charmed life in wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, with her mother, Willow, a renowned psychologist, and her stepfather. But deep inside, she is miserable and lonely. She's been abandoned by her father, a pretentious lawyer whose family wants nothing to do with her. Now, the arrival of a new baby brother has consumed her mother, who is obsessed with caring for the sickly infant. And so, Hannah slips further into the shadows.... With the help of her boyfriend and her uncle, Hannah sets out for New Orleans to follow her dreams of singing. But life on the road holds many dark surprises -- and shattering realities that Hannah herself may not be ready to face....


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The perfect family...and the perfect nightmare. TWISTED ROOTS From the outside, Hannah Eaton seems to live a charmed life in wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, with her mother, Willow, a renowned psychologist, and her stepfather. But deep inside, she is miserable and lonely. She's been abandoned by her father, a pretentious lawyer whose family wants nothing to do with her. Now The perfect family...and the perfect nightmare. TWISTED ROOTS From the outside, Hannah Eaton seems to live a charmed life in wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, with her mother, Willow, a renowned psychologist, and her stepfather. But deep inside, she is miserable and lonely. She's been abandoned by her father, a pretentious lawyer whose family wants nothing to do with her. Now, the arrival of a new baby brother has consumed her mother, who is obsessed with caring for the sickly infant. And so, Hannah slips further into the shadows.... With the help of her boyfriend and her uncle, Hannah sets out for New Orleans to follow her dreams of singing. But life on the road holds many dark surprises -- and shattering realities that Hannah herself may not be ready to face....

30 review for Twisted Roots

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

    When I read these novels back in the day I would have given them 3-3.5 STARS and now would say about one Star I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003. I have read: -Dollanganger Series -Casteel Series -Cutler Series -Landry Series -Logan Series -Orphans Series -Wildflowers Series -Hudson Series -Shooting Stars Series -DeBeers Series -Broken Wings Series As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because When I read these novels back in the day I would have given them 3-3.5 STARS and now would say about one Star I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003. I have read: -Dollanganger Series -Casteel Series -Cutler Series -Landry Series -Logan Series -Orphans Series -Wildflowers Series -Hudson Series -Shooting Stars Series -DeBeers Series -Broken Wings Series As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because the novelty wore off, the novels are too formulaic that I could not tell one book from another and gothic aspect was lost.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    Although this series is most certainly Andrews/Neidermans weakest Ive read so far, I found this book to be better than Willow and Wicked Forest. It was generally more entertaining, where with the first two books I had to force myself to keep reading at some points. I did not have to do that with this one, and I was entranced the whole second half of the book and read it in just a few hours.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jodie Angeline Lee

    I didn't like this book as much as the 1st two in the series. I can't work out why her fathers family hate her so much or why Thatcher bothers with her when his whole family think she's not his and he clearly isn't that interested anyway. I don't like how Willow comes across as a really bad mother in this. She doesn't seem to care much for Hannah.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Redfox5

    I remember nothing about this book! I actually found myself glued to the pages with this one. I really liked Hannah, even if her problems were not worthy of running away. I liked that again in this series they made a point if letting us know protection was being used, which is so unlike a Andrews main character! She also managed to avoid an unexpected pregnancy. Of course, Andrews wouldn't be Andrews with out adding a touch of incest. This time from Hannah's half brothers who expose her boobs. L I remember nothing about this book! I actually found myself glued to the pages with this one. I really liked Hannah, even if her problems were not worthy of running away. I liked that again in this series they made a point if letting us know protection was being used, which is so unlike a Andrews main character! She also managed to avoid an unexpected pregnancy. Of course, Andrews wouldn't be Andrews with out adding a touch of incest. This time from Hannah's half brothers who expose her boobs. Linden is still crushing on Willow in this one but only when he becomes confused. He seemed like he's had a personally change in this book but I liked him better for it. As always seems to happen with these books, when we move onto the daughters side of the story, Willows personality doesn't seem right but then maybe it's just her grown up. I enjoyed this more than the last one and am looking forward to the next!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    This is Hannah Eaton's story for the most part. She is the main character. Hannah attends school at a Palm Beach County Magnet school for the performing arts located downtown West Palm Beach where, she studies music. (this is a real school) Hannah frequently visits Uncle Linden at the residency where he lives. She insists to Willow that she allow Uncle Linden to live at Joya del Mar. Willow of course refuses citing the problems he had when he lived here before. (view spoiler)[Willow and Miguel h This is Hannah Eaton's story for the most part. She is the main character. Hannah attends school at a Palm Beach County Magnet school for the performing arts located downtown West Palm Beach where, she studies music. (this is a real school) Hannah frequently visits Uncle Linden at the residency where he lives. She insists to Willow that she allow Uncle Linden to live at Joya del Mar. Willow of course refuses citing the problems he had when he lived here before. (view spoiler)[Willow and Miguel have been married for more than 10 years and she is a renowned psychologist with a practice in West palm Beach. She meets a young man, Hayden Reynolds, who attends the PA school with her. His mother is a Haitian chambermaid at The Breakers Hotel (a real hotel in Palm Beach), and he is half white and half black. He sings, plays guitar and writes music. Hannah falls in love with this boy and they of course make love at his home in the bad part of town. (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[Willow gives birth too early to a little baby boy (named Claude) and becomes obsessed that he is going to die because of the family curse. She is abused by her twin half brothers. This leads Hannah down a bath of felling like she does not exist and no one cares about her anymore. Hannah decides to run off with Hayden to New Orleans. They devise a plan to rent a motor home and with the help of Uncle Linden they pull it off. Only one catch, Linden insists on going with them. (hide spoiler)] Can he be trusted to be normal? As it turns out, he can and off they go on their way to New Orleans. For some reason they take a detour through south Carolina. (Uncle Linden needs to see some of the country apparently) It is there on a back road in the country that the motor home breaks down in the dark! Luckily, there is a kind gentleman who helps them to a house in the country where he lives and works. It is the home of a kind old woman, Mrs Stanton and her slightly mental daughter, Bess. (view spoiler)[ This daughter insists that Hannah is her long dead daughter Rosemary! Hannah plays along and comes out unscathed from the situation. When Hannah decides she needs to go home to Willow and Miguel, Hayden runs off in the middle of the night on foot. Hannah is unhappy about this and she calls Miguel. He flies up to collect Hannah and Linden and brings them home to Palm Beach. (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[In the end Hannah gets a letter from Hayden with his apology for running off like he did. He's getting work in New Orleans with his father. One of the twins is killed on Hannah's birthday, too. I'm not gonna say which one, as if it really mattered one way or the other. (hide spoiler)] Of course, in the tradition of the latest novels, there is a letter from Summer (from the RAIN series) to Hannah which is basically a big blatant advertisement for the Rain series. All in all it was a decent book. Rating:

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kim Smiley

    This book wasn't in my favorite series of stories. It seems this series took the longest to read because it just wasn't that interesting. This book picks up with Willow and her husband Miguel, and Willow's 15 yr old daughter Hannah. The book is from Hannah's point of view as her mother is busy working as a psychologist, her step-father is busy teaching at a university, her bio dad is remarried, has teenaged twin boys who are completely spoiled and out of hand. She doesn't have much to do w/ her b This book wasn't in my favorite series of stories. It seems this series took the longest to read because it just wasn't that interesting. This book picks up with Willow and her husband Miguel, and Willow's 15 yr old daughter Hannah. The book is from Hannah's point of view as her mother is busy working as a psychologist, her step-father is busy teaching at a university, her bio dad is remarried, has teenaged twin boys who are completely spoiled and out of hand. She doesn't have much to do w/ her bio dad and never sees any other of the Eatons. Her Uncle Linden lives in a sort of "assisted living" for those w/ mental handicaps. He has his own place and is watched over. Hannah always wants to bring him home to Joy Del Mar, but doesn't know the circumstances of his breakdown either. Hannah's mom ends up pregnant, but once she given birth, the baby is a little premature and after being home briefly, dies from SIDS. By this time, Hannah is already outcasted and ignored by her family and spends a lot of time over a boy's house who likes to play music, but is from a broken and fragile home. They decide to run away and take Hannah's uncle linden w/ them. They are off on an adventure w/ a lot of twists and turns a longthe way. I thought the book was a bit boring, but it did get better as it went along. It ended well at least. I am forcing myself to read the final book in the series, just so I can say I read all of V.C. Andrews books, not because I have a real interest in this particular series.

  7. 5 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    Where the Dollanganger, Casteel, Cutler, Landry, and Logan series paid a lot of attention to family secrets and twists and turns, the DeBeers series is severely lacking, and this book is a pale imitation of the good books that Neiderman started out with when he ghostwrote for VCA. The characters are flat and two-dimensional, and the storyline is predictable. Willow started out as a decent character in the first book, but fell apart in the second book to become a weakling. In this book, the weakne Where the Dollanganger, Casteel, Cutler, Landry, and Logan series paid a lot of attention to family secrets and twists and turns, the DeBeers series is severely lacking, and this book is a pale imitation of the good books that Neiderman started out with when he ghostwrote for VCA. The characters are flat and two-dimensional, and the storyline is predictable. Willow started out as a decent character in the first book, but fell apart in the second book to become a weakling. In this book, the weakness is highlighted further over her actions and reactions regarding her sickly son (Hannah's half-brother) and honestly, everyone is so flatly written that it's impossible to feel bad for anyone. Adrian and Cade are ridiculous, even more so when they corner their sister and try to get her to strip (a scene which is illustrated in the stepback image to this book) Thatcher is a horrible dad - but that doesn't surprise me given that he was a horrible husband to Willow AND then to his current wife! Ashton and Bunny are as unlikeable as ever, and this whole series was frustrating and disappointing, even more so than the Hudson series. The only character I cared for at all was Danielle.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mizzashley

    I read this book in about a week. It quickly changed my view of Willow. I felt sorry for Hannah her daughter from Thatcher Eaton. She had so many issues just coming into the world not being truly excepted by any of the Eatons. And then having a new baby brother arriving from her mother (Willow) and her step-father Miguel. How could a girl not feel out of place? Her mother was so strong in the other two novels of this series. Where did her courage go? She seems as weak and fragile as Bunny Eaton. I read this book in about a week. It quickly changed my view of Willow. I felt sorry for Hannah her daughter from Thatcher Eaton. She had so many issues just coming into the world not being truly excepted by any of the Eatons. And then having a new baby brother arriving from her mother (Willow) and her step-father Miguel. How could a girl not feel out of place? Her mother was so strong in the other two novels of this series. Where did her courage go? She seems as weak and fragile as Bunny Eaton. Willow didn't connect with me anymore. I felt a resentment towards her actions. She should have known better. The love that transpired between Hannah and her boyfriend seemed too quick and too fast. There choices that involved Uncle Linden were a downward spiral but in the end I was left feeling dissappointed by the whole story. It didn't make sense to me for the series to start so intense and to end so flat. I know there are two more parts to this series but I don't think I will be reading them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    A little predictable, not as strong as other VC Andrew's work. What happened to the strong, capable Willow? She was portrayed like just another weak, selfish Palm Beach character in this. I thought things were getting better once they did the whole running away thing but then we were expected to then get to know a whole different family with weird dramas of their own. I was more interested in what was going on with the main characters, although I can see how it would cause Hannah to make the dec A little predictable, not as strong as other VC Andrew's work. What happened to the strong, capable Willow? She was portrayed like just another weak, selfish Palm Beach character in this. I thought things were getting better once they did the whole running away thing but then we were expected to then get to know a whole different family with weird dramas of their own. I was more interested in what was going on with the main characters, although I can see how it would cause Hannah to make the decision to return home. The SIDS storyline was current but Willow's character didn't handle it as I expected she should. The spoiled twins were just annoying and seriously - incest? Again? Nothing more original out there???? I will continue with the series because I feel like I am committed now. It has been so long since I read Andrews but now I am beginning to wish I had just re-read the earlier stuff.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Gouin

    Willow obviously had PTSD in this one, and after everything she went through, who could blame her? Told through her daughter's point of view, Twisted Roots takes place 16 years after the events of Wicked Forest. It didn't have the drama I was used to in the other VC Andrews books. It wasn't terrible, but really didn't live up to the hype the first two books created. Hannah was whiny, and frequently admitted it, Heyden was predictable, and the evil twins didn't get the spotlight they probably des Willow obviously had PTSD in this one, and after everything she went through, who could blame her? Told through her daughter's point of view, Twisted Roots takes place 16 years after the events of Wicked Forest. It didn't have the drama I was used to in the other VC Andrews books. It wasn't terrible, but really didn't live up to the hype the first two books created. Hannah was whiny, and frequently admitted it, Heyden was predictable, and the evil twins didn't get the spotlight they probably deserved. And the Disney-style ending? Really? Hoping the last 2 books prove to be better...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anne Marie

    At first this book seemed like a 90210 episode with Hannah in high school, meeting Heyden, and running away with him. But it got back to its craziness when Hannah and Heyden bring Linden along and their motor home breaks down in South Carolina. There, they meet a family with a woman who has lost her daughter, and thinks she has come back (Hannah.) Linden enjoys himself, and thankfully by the end of the book Willow wants to spend more time with him, Willow is reunited and forgives Hannah, and Hey At first this book seemed like a 90210 episode with Hannah in high school, meeting Heyden, and running away with him. But it got back to its craziness when Hannah and Heyden bring Linden along and their motor home breaks down in South Carolina. There, they meet a family with a woman who has lost her daughter, and thinks she has come back (Hannah.) Linden enjoys himself, and thankfully by the end of the book Willow wants to spend more time with him, Willow is reunited and forgives Hannah, and Heyden has been able to get his music career going.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy Packwood

    Willow’s story finished too quickly, and now we have things from the perspective of her 15-year-old daughter who feels outcast from her family because of her sickly younger brother monopolising all of her parents’ time. So she gets a boyfriend, takes her uncle (who has mental heath issues) away from his assisted living abide, and just decide to run away together. I couldn’t identify with Hannah and her problems - not after having just read the plight of her mother. Everything that happens seems Willow’s story finished too quickly, and now we have things from the perspective of her 15-year-old daughter who feels outcast from her family because of her sickly younger brother monopolising all of her parents’ time. So she gets a boyfriend, takes her uncle (who has mental heath issues) away from his assisted living abide, and just decide to run away together. I couldn’t identify with Hannah and her problems - not after having just read the plight of her mother. Everything that happens seems a great deal more trivial in this book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Obsessedreader17

    Now this was a very very good book. iread the other two books and iwas transfixed and now that i read this book i understand more of what happened to Willo. All three books in the series are wonderful and they are awsome. A girl trying to figure out what she is supposed to do and figuring out who she really is.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mags

    Not my favorite series of stories. I thought the book was a bit boring. It wasn't that interesting. Willow who started out as a decent character become a weakling. the series like the Dollanganger, Casteel and Landry paid a lot of attention to family secrets and twists, while the DeBeers series lacks it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I really liked this series in the beginning, but it started to go downhill a little bit and the characters weren't as realistic as Andrews' characters usually are. Still a decent series that follows the same basic structure of the V.C. Andrews series collections.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    The pics when you open the books, with this one, just what's going on there? Yeah these books are creepy. Poor Hannah. Yeah these weird. Near the end especially. Talk about weird families. But the one from flowers in the attic is even weirder. Just..wow.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nico

    one of the best, most loved series/authors of all time. V.C. Andrews books are something so easily recognizable and new books continue to evolve to go with the times and bring in a whole new generation of loving readers

  18. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    I can't say nothing about this book. Seriously nothing. It was boring until we came to the last thirty pages. I really don't know how I came there but I did and that's was the only good part of the story. It's a shame but true.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Linny Delacroix

    I liked this book a lot.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    This was the third book in the Willow series. It was a good series, but not my favorite by this author.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stasha

    It WAS pretty twisted!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    Just love these VC Andrews books. Hannah takes off with her boyfriend and mentally ill uncle. She comes back to make up with her mother. Can't wait to see what happens next. Such a soap opera.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ria

    A brilliant book, cleverly tied in to the previous two in the series and continues with Willow's daughter, a well crafted sequel.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jaime

    V.C. Andrew books has always been one of my little guilty pleasures!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mary Emily

    I enjoyed the story being told by Hannah...but the editing is again poor.

  26. 4 out of 5

    TheRLPL Rice Lake Public Library

    Patron Review: Love the author.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Mathias

    v.c. andrews books are all absolutely amazing and very easily distinguishable from any other authors. i love the darkeness, secrets, lies, very addicting, i have almost every single book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Marie

    v.c. andrews books are all absolutely amazing and very easily distinguishable from any other authors. i love the darkeness, secrets, lies, very addicting, i have almost every single book!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Susan Olinger

    ok

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mary Reed

    Read in 2002.

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