The unforgettable finale of the Cutler series from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews takes us back to the dark beginnings of the Cutler family.
Growing up on the thriving plantation called The Meadows, Lillian Booth´s world is full of grand parties and vibrant promise. No one, not even her cold, stern Papa and her Bible spouting sister Emily, can crush her spirits-until the day Emily reveals the shattering secret of Lillian´s birth, a secret her mother sadly cannot deny.
Still Lillian refuses to believe Emily´s hateful claim that she is cursed...but when tragedy befalls her best friend, the one boy whose tender heart mirrors her own, Lillian comes to believe her sister´s grim words. Meekly, she endures her penance, finding a strange solace in the endless repetition of prayers in a room stripped of all comforts. But when Papa loses The Meadows in a card game, Lillian is faced with a new and terrifying prospect-arrogant, handsome playboy Bill Cutler will return the plantationif Lillian will marry him. Now Lillian must leave her girlhood home behind and make a bold new beginning as the mistress of a hotel called Cutler´s Cove.