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Ruby Series in Order by V.C. Andrews

Ruby Series in Order: How to read V.C. Andrews’ books?

  • Carole 

A world filled with secrets, evil twin sister and voodoo.

What is Ruby about (or The Landry Series)?

After the success of the new adaptation of Flowers in the Attic and its sequel, Lifetime continued to adapt V.C. Andrews’ books, first with adaptation of The Casteel series and then with The Landry series, with V.C. Andrews’ Ruby Movie Series Event.

The Ruby Series or The Landry Series is actually not written by V.C. Andrews but by Andrew Neiderman, the ghostwriter hired by her estate to continue to write novels to be published under her name (Virginia Andrews’s name is considered a valuable commercial asset).

Ruby Landry’s story takes place in the Louisiana bayou whe she falls madly in love with her boyfriend Paul. However, it isn’t long before she find out a dark family secret that would change her life forever. The twisted roots of her family tree are brought to the light after she reunites with her estranged father and meets her conniving twin sister.

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Joanne Fluke Books in Order (Hannah Swensen Mysteries Series and more)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Joanne Fluke?

Joanne Fluke is the most famous pen name of  Joanne Fischmann, born Gibson in 1943 in Swanvill, Minnesota. She comes from a long line of bakers, so it’s no surprise she has been baking since she was a child and has created a book series where food is important.

Fluke started writing young adult horror stories in the 1980s under the name Jo Gibson, but she found real success with her cozy mysteries series starring Hannah Swensen, an amateur sleuth and baker in the 2000s.

She has also written books with her husband under the pen name John Fischer, but also under the pseudonyms, R.J. Fischer, Chris Hunter, Gina Jackson and Kathryn Kirkwood.

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After Books in Order: How to read Anna Todd’s series?

  • Carole 

Life will never be the same. #Hessa

What is After about?

Written by American author Anna Todd, The After series is a young-adult romance series that was originally published on Wattpad before being picked up by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It has now been translated into several languages and the first two books have been adapted into movies.

The series started as fan-fiction, as it was initially inspired by the music and fandom of One Direction. The singer Harry Styles is the model for the protagonist, Hardin Scott. The series relates the complicated relationship between the nice Tessa Young and the bad boy Hardin Scott. Beware, the series is criticised for romanticising abuse as the characters have a toxic relationship.

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Lux universe Books in Order

LUX Universe Books in Order: How to read Jennifer L. Armentrout’s series?

  • Carole 

Starting over sucks. And then Aliens…

What is LUX about?

Written by American author Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Lux universe is a young-adult paranormal fantasy franchise comprised of three series (Lux, Arum and Origin) and three companion books.

The story begins with Katy Swartz, a young woman who moves from Florida to West Virginia right before her senior year and discovers a new hot but arrogant neighbour is, in fact, an alien. Then, things gets complicated and dangerous.

The series depicts the conflict between the Luxen, the Arum (two groups of aliens) and Humans, along with Hybrids and Origins. And we have two reading orders!

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Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime movie)

Flowers in the Attic Books in Order: How to read the Dollanganger Series by V.C. Andrews?

  • Carole 

The books behind all those Lifetime movies.

What is the Dollanganger Series about?

Written by V.C. Andrews, the Dollanganger series is a gothic horror and family saga spinning a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions. The first book in the series, Flower in the Attic, is a worldwide best-seller that has been adapted twice for television.

V.C. Andrews died in 1986 and didn’t finish the 5th book in the series, Garden of Shadows. The book was completed by ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman, who wrote all the sequels and prequels since.

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The Beach House series books in order

The Beach House Books in Order: How to read Mary Alice Monroe’s series?

  • Carole 

Meet the Turtle lady and her family.

What is The Beach House series about?

Written by Mary Alice Monroe (not to be confused with Alice Munro), The Beach House series is centred around the Rutledge family and the Lowcountry. The books offers intimate portrayals of women’s lives and explores environmental issues.

The first Beach house novel has been adapted as an Hallmark TV movie in 2018, with Minka Kelly playing the lead.

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The Ravenels Books in Order

The Ravenels Books in Order: How to read Lisa Kleypas’s series?

  • Fabien 

By the author of The Hathaways Series.

What is the Ravenels series about?

Written by Miss Massachusetts (1985) turned best-selling author of historical and contemporary romance novels Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels is one of her historical romance series.

Each book is focusing on a different member of the aristocratic Ravenel family (like Devon, Helen, Kathleen, Pandora, Cassandra, Weston…), The Ravenels offers us romantic tales full of colorful characters, funny and sexy stories, set in beautiful locations.

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Taylor Jenkins Reid Books in Order (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, Malibu Rising)

  • Fabien 

All of the books!

Who is Taylor Jenkins Reid?

American author Taylor Jenkins Reid used to work in film production before publishing her first book and becoming a full-time best-seller novelist.

Today, Reid  is best known for her novels The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six, but also One True Loves. All three will soon be adapted (as movies or limited series).

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