Darkest Hour – Virginia Andrews


The unforgettable finale of the Cutler series from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews takes us back to the dark beginnings of the Cutler family.
Growing up on the thriving plantation called The Meadows, Lillian Booth’s world is full of grand parties and vibrant promise. No one, not even her cold, stern Papa and her Bible spouting sister Emily, can crush her spirits–until the day Emily reveals the shattering secret of Lillian’s birth, a secret her mother sadly cannot deny.

Still Lillian refuses to believe Emily’s hateful claim that she is cursed…but when tragedy befalls her best friend, the one boy whose tender heart mirrors her own, Lillian comes to believe her sister’s grim words. Meekly, she endures her penance, finding a strange solace in the endless repetition of prayers in a room stripped of all comforts. But when Papa loses The Meadows in a card game, Lillian is faced with a new and terrifying prospect–arrogant, handsome playboy Bill Cutler will return the plantation…if Lillian will marry him. Now Lillian must leave her girlhood home behind and make a bold new beginning as the mistress of a hotel called Cutler’s Cove.

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Darkest Hour – Virginia Andrews

In the gripping novel “Darkest Hour” by Virginia Andrews, darkness lurks within the seemingly perfect facade of a wealthy family. The story takes us into the lives of the Sheffield family, who reside in the grand mansion of Farthinggale Manor. On the surface, they appear to possess everything one could desire—wealth, privilege, and a picture-perfect existence.

However, as the tale unfolds, we are drawn into a web of secrets, lies, and haunting family dynamics. The matriarch of the family, Corrine, is a captivating and complex character who hides a troubled past. Her children—Ashley, Carrie, and Cory—struggle to find their place within the confines of Farthinggale Manor.

Ashley, the eldest daughter, yearns for freedom and independence, craving a life beyond the confines of her family’s expectations. As she ventures into the outside world, she discovers a world of forbidden love, betrayal, and heartbreak that threatens to shatter the delicate balance of her existence.

Carrie, the middle child, possesses a quiet strength and an unwavering sense of justice. Drawn to the secrets that surround her family, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, unearthing long-buried truths that have the power to change everything she thought she knew.

Cory, the youngest of the Sheffield siblings, is trapped within the walls of Farthinggale Manor, yearning for escape from the suffocating grip of his family’s dark secrets. As he navigates the treacherous path towards adulthood, he must confront his own desires and face the consequences of his actions.

Against a backdrop of opulence and privilege, “Darkest Hour” explores themes of identity, familial bonds, and the price of keeping secrets. Virginia Andrews weaves a masterful tale of suspense and emotional turmoil, drawing readers into a world where appearances are deceiving, and the darkness within threatens to consume all.

With her signature storytelling prowess, Andrews paints a vivid portrait of the Sheffield family, their twisted dynamics, and the choices that shape their lives. As secrets unravel and the darkest truths come to light, readers are left questioning the nature of love, loyalty, and the lengths one will go to protect their family.

“Darkest Hour” is a haunting and enthralling tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page. Prepare to be captivated by the complex characters, intricate plot twists, and the haunting exploration of the human psyche that Virginia Andrews delivers with masterful precision.

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Dimensions 11.1 × 3 × 17.8 cm