What could be better than spending your summer wrapped up in V.C. Andrews’ haunting, gothic world? Over the last few years, Lifetime has released adaptations of Andrews’ beloved Dollanganger series, and in January 2016, they tackled another classic Andrews novel: My Sweet Audrina.
Originally published in 1982, My Sweet Audrina captivated Andrews’ legions of readers:
The idea of her sister hovered above them all.
Audrina fiercely desired to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved that other girl, for her sister was so special, so perfect—and dead.
Upstairs in a locked room awaited her sister’s clothes and dolls, her animals and games—and her sacred rocking chair. Now Audrina will rock and rock and rock to reclaim all of her gone sister’s special gifts.
And then finally she’ll learn the secrets everyone else knows but her.
But Audrina’s story didn’t end there. Whitefern follows an adult Audrina, whose life continues to be filled with turmoil and danger. To celebrate the publication of this long-awaited sequel, we’re offering three readers the chance to win their own copy of My Sweet Audrina. Enter below by sharing what your favorite V.C. Andrews book is. And, to whet your palate, here’s a peek at what the sequel has to offer:
Whitefern swallowed Audrina’s childhood—and now the sprawling Victorian mansion threatens her adult life, too… Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn’t used to be this ambitious, this expansive… this cruel. But then, the death of Audrina’s father changed a great many things.
When the reading of her father’s will reveals that Audrina herself will control 51% of the family brokerage, the halls of Whitefern again don’t feel safe. Arden’s protestations become frantic, nearly violent. So while Audrina didn’t anticipate running the family business, she’s curious to do so. And she can’t help but wonder what had made her father change his will at the last minute. What did he know about Arden that she didn’t? Trapped in the middle of it all: her fragile, simple sister—the beautiful, trusting Sylvia. Audrina promised her father she’d watch over the young woman. But after years of relative quiet, the dark days of Whitefern may have returned…
Prizing, book descriptions, and images provided by Simon and Schuster.
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—Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 11, 2016, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on August 25, 2016.
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