Brooke

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Pocket Books, 1998 - Fiction - 167 pages
25 Reviews
All she wanted was a mother's warm embrace.... Brooke was an orphan, abandoned long ago by a mother she barely knew. And though her new family seemed to offer the promise of a new beginning, a dark voice in her heart told her that she was now more alone than ever...

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Review: Brooke (Orphans #3)

User Review  - Sydneybranson - Goodreads

Brooke is one of five books in The Special Orphan Series. Brooke was written by VC Andrews. This novel is about a young girl named Brooke. Brooke is an intelligent, ambitious high school athlete with ... Read full review

Review: Brooke (Orphans #3)

User Review  - Kaitlyn Rose - Goodreads

I enjoyed it. very similar to the other books in this series with crazy foster mothers. I liked it though Read full review

Contents

Section 1
iv
Section 2
24
Section 3
50
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Born on June 6, 1924 in Portsmouth, Va., Virginia Cleo Andrews was one of three children of William Henry and Lillian Lilnora. Her father was a career Navy man who later opened a tool-and-die business and her mother was a telephone operator. As a child, Andrews read voraciously and also excelled in art. At the age of fifteen, she won a scholarship for a literary parody she had written. Commenting on her love of reading, she once said "When I was seven, [my father] took me to the public library and signed me up for my first library card. He went home with two books... I went home with nine." Andrews worked as a commercial fashion and portrait artist for a time. However, after her father's death in the late 1960s and the family's subsequent move to Manchester, Mo, she began what she described as "closet" writing. It was her publisher's decision to use her initials (V.C.) rather than her full name. This was done for the purpose of neutralizing her gender so as to sell to adult male audiences; the common belief was that men did not like to read books by women writers. Andrews eventually became a full-time writer. Her first novel was a science fiction fantasy entitled The Gods of the Green Mountains, published in 1972. In 1980, she published the bestseller Flowers in the Attic, followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, My Sweet Audrina, Heaven, and Dark Angel. V.C. Andrews died in December, 1986 at the age of 62. She left a legacy of books that have been sold worldwide and translated into 13 foreign languages.

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