Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth


This is the diary of Christopher, following his life in the attic. To be honest, i didn't enjoy this book and i didn't finish it so i am unable to give you a full synopsis or review really as i haven't finished it. if anyone has read this book and has anything thoughts on it please comment in the comments sections and let me know x

Garden of Shadows

Synopsis:

This book is based on the life of Olivia, Cathy and Chris's grandmother. It starts with her living at home with her father, she is a very tall and average looking women but she is also very smart which is not expected of women in those days. One day the very handsome Malcolm Foxworth arrives and sweeps Olivia off her feet she believes she has found the one and they are married within two weeks, she accompanies him back to Foxworth Hall. From there it all goes down hill, Olivia begins to discover dark secrets about Malcolm which diminishes her love for him and eventually she begins to hate him. Malcolm flirts with every women around and then rapes Olivia, 9 months later Olivia gives birth to a son names Mal, 2 years later Olivia has another son Joel much to Malcolm's dismay who wanted a daughter. Soon after Joel's birth Malcolm's father Garland comes home with his new wife Alicia. Alicia is pregnant, this enrages Malcolm as Alicia is only nineteen, much younger than his father. Alicia gives birth to a boy and names him Christopher. On the night of Christopher's third birthday Garland catches Malcolm sneaking into Alicia's room to rape her the two fight and Garland has a heart attack and dies. Alicia confesses to Olivia that Malcolm has been sneaking into her room to rape her and threatening to throw her and Christopher out on the street penniless if she doesn't let him. She also confesses that she is pregnant and that the child is Malcolm's. Olivia at this point becomes hardened and start to become the hard and hateful women she is in flowers in the attic. Olivia decided the only thing to do is to hide Alicia away and fake a pregnancy of her own. She sacks all of the staff in the house and hires new staff who know nothing of Alicia. As the months pass, Alicia gives birth to a girl which just upsets Olivia even more knowing this was the one thing Malcolm wanted. Soon after Alicia leaves with Christopher and Olivia bring up the new baby which Malcolm has named Corrine after his mother. Over the years Corrine grows up into a happy and spoilt young women. Malcolm has no time for his two sons he has only interest in his daughter. Olivia looses both of her sons in accidents, Soon after she recieves a letter from Alicia who is dying of breast cancer and wants Christopher to come back to Foxworth Hall. Christopher comes back to Foxworth Hall and soon he and Corrine have fallen in love, Malcolm is outraged with the scandle of them being half siblings and the pair flee. 

Synopsis:

I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others although it was good to get a background story as to why Olivia is the way she is and how Corrine and Christopher are connected and what made them become disowned from the Foxworth family. The book filled in many gaps in the background info which was good. When i think about it, it was a good way to end the series. 







Seeds of Yesterday

Synopsis:

This story starts fifteen years after its previous book, Christ and Cathy arrive back at Foxworth Hall, which now belongs to Bart, he had reconstructed the place to be an exact replica to the old Foxworth Hall. When Chris and Cathy arrive at Foxworth Hall they meet Joel who turns out to be Corrine's long thought dead brother. Joel has a huge and bad influence over Bart pushing radical religion on him. Jory eventually moves into Foxworth Hall with his wife Melodie, soon after they announce Melodie is pregnant. Bart and Jory's sister Cindy also arrives at the house and it soon becomes aware that Bart does not like either Jory or Cindy. There is an accident which leaves Jory paralized which is believed to be down to Bart. This takes its toll on Melodie and she leaves, leaving her twins behind with Jory. Cathy and Chris hire a nurse names Tori to care for Jory and the pair soon fall in love. But not before Bart tired to take Tori's attention away first. Bart starts pushing terrible sermons on the twins once Cathy finds out she warns Bart to stay away from the twins. Cathy and Chris talk and decide its time to leave Foxworth Hall. One night while Cathy sits at home waiting for Chris to come home,she gets a visit much like the one her mother got in the first book, Chris has died. Cathy goes into a deep depression, she goes into the attic and decorates it with flowers like they did when she was a child, she then lays down and dies. 


Review:

I enjoyed this book and read it quiet quickly, Bart becomes a very complex and interesting character in this book. Its good to see him redeem himself towards the end of the book. The character of Joel works as a great villain he has a massive influence over Bart and is able to control his behaviour and thought processes, he pushes radical religious views onto him and forces him to push them onto his family. These views become problems within the family and causes many arguments. The problems with Cindy and Jory and Then with Melodie all add to the heat of the book. The book overall is very well written and add to the series in a positive and great way. 
















Its been awhile

Hi guys,

Sorry its been awhile, I've had some health issues. This has kept me from posting it didn't however stop me from reading so i shall be writing a couple of reviews up next. 

Hope everyones been well and been enjoying reading, again any recommendations pop them in the comments section x