‘Donna’ is the Envy of All Her Peers in V.C. Andrews’ New Novella [REVIEW]


Being both beautiful and gifted is more of a curse than an asset for high school student Donna. (Photo by Robert Bejil, Flickr)

Before readers discovered Mayfair in V.C. Andrews®’ Bittersweet Dreams, there were four other girls just as bright and beautiful as she is. Together, they comprise the Girls of Spindrift: First there was Corliss. Now there is Donna. Find out what brings her to the legendary school for gifted teens in this brand-new novella. 

V.C. Andrews' DONNA

Pocket Star

Like Corliss and Mayfair, Donna has everything going for her, whether she wants it or not. Daughter of a Latino father and an Irish mother, she is stunning and the envy of every girl at school. More importantly, however, she is a genius. Think Mensa level. Although this trait definitely sets her apart from the crowd, it also puts a severe damper on her personal life, making it very difficult to be just another ordinary teenager. As a result, she receives the brunt of her classmates’ hostility.

When she finally does make an effort to fit in, Donna opens a Pandora’s box of trouble that leads to violence, disaster, and a new life that she doesn’t want. Find out what happens in this fascinating and titilating new chapter in the Girls of Spindrift saga.

Donna is a novella that captivates from page one. As with most of Andrews’ protagonists, Donna is a girl who just wants to be happy and lead a normal life. But as the author’s fans now know, happy endings just aren’t in the cards for these girls. Instead, life seems to take them down the rabbit hole and into a world they fight hard to escape. Although this is a shorter story than most of Andrews’ works, this one is still as vibrant and engaging as ever, and we can’t help but cheer for her, hoping that this time, things will be different.


V.C. Andrews

V.C. Andrews
(Drawing courtesy Simon & Schuster)

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews® has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of her spellbinding classic, Flowers in the Attic

That blockbuster novel began the renowned Dollanganger family saga, which included Petals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of Yesterdayand Garden of Shadows

Since then, readers have been captivated by more than 70 novels in nearly 20 bestselling series. V.C. Andrews’ novels have sold more than 106 million copies and have been translated into 22 foreign languages.

Sadly, Andrews passed away in 1986. She left several unfinished manuscripts and outlines which were completed by Andrew Neiderman. He has continued the thrilling storytelling started by Andrews ever since.

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By V.C. Andrews®
120 pgs. Pocket Star EBooks. $1.99

Buy Donna at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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