|Heart Song (1997) [Novel]|
by V.C. Andrews
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Series: Logan Series
(From the publisher):
When Melody Logan's beloved stepfather died, and her mother left her with his relatives on Cape Cod, Melody felt marooned. She discovered that the wealthy, tight-lipped Logans harbored dark secrets - even about Melody's own twisted history - and no one but their good-hearted son, Cary, would breathe a word about it. Then her mother died in a car accident in California, and Melody was suddenly as alone as a solitary gull, with only the wild Atlantic wind to lift her spirits. Forced to live in the room and wear the clothes that belonged to Laura, Cary's dead twin sister, Melody sometimes felt she had no identity at all. In the eyes of gentle Aunt Sara, Melody was a replacement for her dead daughter, but for Uncle Jacob she was a constant reminder of the family's painful past. And more than anyone, Melody was a target for Grandma Olivia's daggerlike glares and cruel commands. Luckily, Melody had a summer job working for Kenneth Childs, the handsome, successful artist she believed might be her real father. And ever since it was revealed that she and Cary weren't truly cousins, their tender affection for each other had risen and crested in thrilling waves. But Kenneth was as silent about the past as he was eager to have Melody pose nude for his new sculpture. If Melody agreed, that meant she too would have a secret to keep - even from her beloved Cary. Though Cary had pledged his love and confided his dream of becoming a boatbuilder, she knew she could not echo his promise until she discovered the buried truth about her past... Deep inside, Melody had her own compass, which pointed her toward Belinda, the mysterious, half-crazy woman who was her real grandmother. Straining against the tide of the Logans' cruel legacy, Melody yearned to break free of the web of lies that had bound her family for so long. Only then would she wake up to sunshine and happiness, on a sparkling sea of goodness ... in a world where she truly belonged.
Original title: Heart Song
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Psychological Horror
Fiction→ General Fiction