Oh Mandy

Everything is going pretty well for Cathy, isn’t it? She’s engaged, she’s becoming more and more famous as a dancer, she’s plotting some pretty elaborate revenge… So naturally it all has to go awry. The company’s practice schedule has really ramped up in anticipation of their trip to London. Cathy is starting (STARTING) to despise…

Just Choose Cathy, Cathy.

Previously on Petals on the Wind: The remaining Dollanganger siblings fled Foxworth Hall and ended up living up with Dr. Paul “I don’t know what boundaries are” Sheffield. Chris is going to be a doctor and spends a lot of time mooning over Cathy, Carrie was sent to boarding school because that was a smart…

New York New York

Cathy’s in New York! And it’s freezing! She made Julian a scarf! He is actually pretty touched about it, so let’s all take this moment to like Julian. Moment’s over. They go immediately to Madame’s Zolta’s office, where she’s rude to Julian about his comings and goings and dubious about Cathy’s talents. She interrogates Cathy about…

Birthdays and Visits

Well, hey there everybody! A quick note about upcoming posts: Finishing up the Petals recaps is taking top priority. I will not be doing the Christopher’s Diary stuff until after Petals is through. SO. It’s Paul’s birthday, which means that Cathy is overexerting herself trying to make it perfect, since our girl never met a…

How’s Boarding School, Carrie?

Hey first of all, sorry for the delay y’all, life and stuff happened (nothing bad, just stuff, y’know? The computer died. Then my laptop decided that it didn’t really want to help out. Then I was sick. Blah blah blah) but I am back!   WHAT. AbsoLUTely not. Shoo.   MOVING ALONG. This installment is…

Petals on the Wind: A Lifetime Movie Extravaganza

Remember last time how upset I was that I didn’t get to write about blood drinking? Well, this time I get to write about angry handjobs, so I think it all works out. Yeah. That’s what I said. We’ll get there. Petals on the Wind! I had pretty high expectations for this one, Petals is…

It’s the Dark Backstory Hour

Cathy’s date with Julian is on a Saturday, one of the weekends that Chris and Carrie are home. Cathy’s disappointed that Paul doesn’t put up a fuss when she tells him about her date, which I think is about 1/4 good old Cathy manipulation (See Paul? I DON’T need you!) and 3/4 hope that he’ll…

Finally, Some Dancing!

Part II. Cathy’s so dramatic, all these “Parts” and “Books”, it’s the most flowery memoir ever.   Go away.   So guys, when you were reading the first recap, were you like, “Wow Megan, but I wish there was more ballet?” I bet you were! Worry no longer! Because here comes so much ballet. We…

The Bus-Seat Children

Here we are at long last–it’s Petals on the Wind, y’all! Our story picks up almost immediately after Cathy, Chris, and Carrie escaped from the attic and hopped a bus to Florida. It’s November of 1960, Cathy tells us, so somewhere out there I like to think a certain Miss Ruby Landry is just starting…

Petals on the Wind–Cover Post

You guys. You guys. You. Guys. Look at it. Just…look at it. This is my favorite V.C. Andrews stepback picture. I mean, it has to be. It’s incredible. Like most of the Dollanganger stepbacks, it’s pretty straightforward, cast-wise: Carrie, Cathy, Christopher, with Olivia (!) in front. Like the later Landry stepbacks, it shows an actual…