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( Read Ebook ) õ Ruby ¹ In the heart of the bayou, Ruby Landry lives a simple, happy life But innocence can t last forever The only family Ruby Landry has ever known are her loving guardian, Grandmere Catherine, a Cajun spiritual healer, and her drunken, outcast Grandperb Jack Although thinking about her dead mother and mysterious father sometimes makes her feel as mournful as the wind sighing through the Spanish moss, Ruby is grateful for all she has Her life is filled with hope and promise especially when her attraction for handsome Paul Tate blossoms into a mysterious, wonderful love But Paul s wealthy parents forbid him to associate with a poor Landry, and Grandmere urges her to follow her dream of becoming a great painter, foreseeing a time when Ruby will be surrounded with riches in the dazzling city of New Orleans Yet she cannot know how close that uncertain future loomsIn a faded photograph, Ruby glimpses for the first time the image of her father and learns of a shameful deception and a shocking scheme of blackmail that now must come to light Stunned by these revelations, she is devastated when Grandmere dies, leaving her to seek out her father in his vast New Orleans mansion There, in a house of lies, madness, and cruel torment, Ruby clings to her memories of Paul to keep her heart alive For only their love can save her now Honestly, his was THE perfect book to read at the beginnings of the Corona virus Easy to read, fun a perfect distraction I mean it s also trashy and stupid and there is so much to rip apart really But I feel it saved me This was a fun bit of trash Our heroine, Ruby, is living a happy life in the bayou with her traiteur grandmere She believes her father was a passing stranger who knocked up her mama never knew of her existencebut she finds out the truth when Grandmere passes away from an untreated heart condition Obeying a deathbed request, Ruby slips away from her drunken grandfather runs off to New Orleans, eventually ending up on her father s doorstep Pierre is rich as sin living the Creole life This was a fun bit of trash Our heroine, Ruby, is living a happy life in the bayou with her traiteur grandmere She believes her father was a passing stranger who knocked up her mama never knew of her existencebut she finds out the truth when Grandmere passes away from an untreated heart condition Obeying a deathbed request, Ruby slips away from her drunken grandfather runs off to New Orleans, eventually ending up on her father s doorstep Pierre is rich as sin living the Creole life with a huge house, successful business, etc He s also a Sensitive Beta Male who s thrilled to discover that he s got another daughterbut Pierre s wife Daphne hates Ruby on sight her long lost twin Gisselle immediately sets out to make her new sister miserable The trainwreck really hits the fan when Ruby decides to consult a voodoo priestess get some relief from Gisselle s bitchitude Dun dun DUN PWTFery addicts, don t fear there s plenty of the random crap that makes VCA novels so addictive This book includes but isn t limited to incestuous half sibling makeouts, visits to Storyville sex toy shops where Gisselle is thrilled to point out the dildos P , references to prostitution nymphomania, attempted rape, nude sketching of the opposite sex, arranged teenage marriages in the bayou, periodic appearances of voodoo, incarceration in asylums, crippling car accidents, smoking joints Unlike most, there s an actual timeline for this one 1962, if my math is correct and the slightly tacky, old fashioned details re clothes, cocktails, music, rebellion of spoiled white kids fit that period pretty well.Unfortunately, Ruby s narration lacks the emotional punch of Cathy or Heaven She s an extreme Mary Sue sweet to the max, highly sensitive, eager to please, possessing prodigy like artistic skills She s also stupidly trusting, repeatedly wounded by Gisselle s schemes, has no backbone whatsoever The worst of the Sue disease is how Ruby allows Gisselle Daphne to take advantage of her, that gets old really fast because it happens almost every chapter Okay, I know Ruby s only 16 it s not surprising that she s still intimidated by a sophisticated stepmom But the way she lets Gisselle walk over her, taunt her, treat her like shit DOORMAT CENTRAL Stand up for yourself, girl How many times does it need to happen before you get a clue Cathy Heaven were also victims of circumstance adulthood, but they would never have allowed that kind of crap from someone on an equal footing.So, yeah Ruby is a dim bulb, but you can t help feeling sorry for the poor kid And despite her repeatedly protesting against the inbred Cajun stereotypes, at the end of the book she s still trying to squash those improper feelings for view spoiler her half brother Paul hide spoiler who, like Chris in Flowers, continues to press his case for a HEA despite the blood relationship So there s that much to besmirch her pristine Sue status DRandom This book has a lot of duality, which is one of my favorite gothic tropes It s not a pure gothic novel, per se, but it does hover on the fringes of the genre, much like Flowers Rubie s story and the Landry series is my all time second favorite series behind the Dollanganger series I love everything about Ruby This series has so many twists and turns it made my head spin The twin aspect made Ruby s story stand out from all others in my opinion I adored Giselle I know she was a b with an itch, but still she always kept things interesting Beau was another reason I really enjoyed the Ruby series so much He was an awesome love interest. Reading Virginia Andrews books when I was 15, they were kind of exciting Reading them at 25, they were not Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent series were some of my favourite books to read during my teen years, and after being given a pile of books from a friend recently which included the Landry series I was looking forward to starting them Unfortunately I was sorely disappointed The writing style is simplistic, the description is nothingthan a list of features and the plot is t Reading Virginia Andrews books when I was 15, they were kind of exciting Reading them at 25, they were not Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent series were some of my favourite books to read during my teen years, and after being given a pile of books from a friend recently which included the Landry series I was looking forward to starting them Unfortunately I was sorely disappointed The writing style is simplistic, the description is nothingthan a list of features and the plot is tired I ve been informed that all of Andrews books feature this beautiful, hard done by girl, experiencing forbidden love then finding out she is part of a rich powerful family formula, but there s only so many times you can read about a girl falling in love with her brother The first time it s an interesting taboo The second time it s one big yawn