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Publisher's Summary

Elle Edwards, who has been told she's a product of her mother's sinful mistake, has never gone to school, never met a teenager her own age, never even been allowed off her grandparents' property. Convinced that their granddaughter is infected with evil, Myra and Prescott Edwards believe that only the harshest child-rearing methods will prevent Elle from becoming an instrument of the devil. When Elle's mother finally returns home and tells a different story of her daughter's conception, Elle worries her grandparents are right. But with the help of a handsome boy vacationing nearby, Elle is finally about to discover the truth about her past....

©2014 Vanda General Partnership (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I wanted it to be better.

I really loved all my VC. Andrews books as a teen to adult. I can read them over and over and still love them like I never have.
The ghostwriter who took over really didn't do enough research on the previous series that VC Andrews actually wrote. The style doesn't match, and the writing is redundant.

If you are a true fan, please don't buy this book. I would love more books in VC Andrews' style. I will keep trying, but I'm losing hope. This is the third I've tried since VC Andrews passed.

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started slow

started slow almost gave up on it but it did get better just need to struggle thru the beginning

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What happened to VC Andrews?

This book was highly disappointing. I grew up reading these books and they always had a twist, mystery, intrigue but this was as boring as they come. Total waste.

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Wish it would continue

I really enjoyed The Unwelcomed Child. The narration was superb; all the voices were certainly imaginative. I really learned to love Elle and would love to see what happens in her future. How anyone who like VC Andrew books was disappointed, I’ll never know 🤷‍♀️

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Disappointing

At first the book had me hooked. Then it turned into predictable book writing. All the characters end up being this wonderful people- So not VC Andrew's. The performance was mediocre and I wanted to like this book so much. I'm sad I wasted my time. The ending felt rushed.

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Loved the narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Energetic voice but did not sound as if she was on speed. Also did not try to fake a male voice

If you could rename The Unwelcomed Child, what would you call it?

The Hidden Child

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Good, but....

this book was good, but it was very short and relative to what I remember VC Andrews books being like. I guess I was just expecting more in the story.

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disappointed 😞

Felt like I was left wondering what happened. seems unfinished. I wanted more and just felt a little disappointed. Liked the story line.

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very slow story

i just was very disappointed in this book, extremly slow and not what i was expecting

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Loved it!

Anything written by V.C. Andrew's is amazing. I loved the storyline. Heartwarming and revealing. Loved it!