If There Be Thorns on Lifetime


April showers bring May flowers as well as Christopher, Cathy, Jory, Bart and… V.C. Andrews!  The Dollanganger family is back on Lifetime TV this Saturday with the newest installment in the Flowers In The Attic Saga, If There Be Thorns!

Tune in this Saturday 4/3 at 8/7 pm on Lifetime and make sure you know your V.C. Andrews ABC’s!  Make sure to tune in next weekend for the conclusion with Seeds of Yesterday, Sunday 4/12 at 8/7pm on Lifetime!





Get excited for If There Be Thorns by watching the trailer!

Update! After the If There Be Thorns premiere, they debuted the Seeds of Yesterday trailer. Get excited for this one to come out on Sunday, April 12th!


What’s your favorite book to screen adaptation? (Even though we know the book is always better!) Leave your answer in the comments!  2 lucky winners will receive the entire Dollanganger collection and DVDs of Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind.

Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. on Friday April 3rd and ends at 9:00 a.m. on Friday April 17th. Sorry, contest open to U.S. residents only. Please click here for complete contest rules.

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If There Be Thorns

If There Be Thorns

V.C. Andrews

Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for fourteen-year-old Jory -- so handsome, so gentle. And for Bart, who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Until the Old Lady in Black moved in next door. She had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother." And soon Bart's transformation began...

Seeds of Yesterday

Seeds of Yesterday

V.C. Andrews

The fourth haunting novel in the extraordinary story that has enthralled millions! The horror began with Flowers in the Attic, the terrifying tale of four innocent children locked away from the world by a cruel mother.The shocking fury continued with Petals on the Wind and If There be Thorns.

Petals on the Wind

Petals on the Wind

V.C. Andrews

For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds. Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist and grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them. But that wasn't their fault. Was it? Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them -- once and for all.

Flowers In The Attic

Flowers In The Attic

V.C. Andrews

Because after your dad dies and your family runs out of money, there's nothing better than being locked in the attic of your grandmother's estate while your mom traipses about like she never had kids in the first place.

Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth

Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth

V.C. Andrews

Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation.

Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger

Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger

V.C. Andrews

Picking up where Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth leaves off, Kristin Masterwood and her boyfriend up the ante—by going into her attic to re-enact scenes described in Christopher Dollanganger’s journal.

Secret Brother

Secret Brother

V.C. Andrews

A young boy suffers amnesia from a trauma he suffered in what feels like must have been another life. He’s adopted into a wealthy family—but what will happen when he learns the truth about his past?



61 comments so far

  1. nowischick

    Loved The Fault in our Stars, both the book and the movie 🙂

  2. Luna_Rose

    So far I love Petals on the Wind (2014). It goes deeper into the story of the Dollanganger family and explains more of the history of what happened to Chris, Cathy and Carrie after they escaped Foxworth Hall.

  3. cpr040304

    I’ve loved reading the books, but I have also enjoyed very much watching the movie adaptations for the following: Labor Day, Riding The Bus With My Sister, The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Secret Life of Bees, Heaven Is For Real, and Bless Me Ultima to name a few.

  4. The maze runner definitely

  5. meredithfl


  6. Irishprincesss

    My favorite book to screen adaptation is The Outsiders. I can read that book and watch the movie over and over.

  7. pride and prejudice

  8. My favotite book to screenplay is The Devil’s advocate.

  9. jemstone316

    For the most part, I’ve liked the books better than the movies produced. That being said, I liked My Sister’s Keeper better than the book, main reason being the ending.

  10. ordinarypeopleboreme

    The Great Gatsby ♡

  11. KIRRA111

    Petals on the Wind in my opinion was the best adaptation.

  12. swttempts

    There is a love-hate relationship that must come with any screen adaptation of a favorite book. While I love the flowers in the attic books, and find it hard not to yell at the TV when certain details are “not right,” I think lifetime is doing a fair job. Much better than the original Flowers movie. I would have to say that my all time favorite screen adaptation would The Landholders.

  13. swttempts

    Dang autocorrect… The Langoliers 🙂

  14. I love all her books and I have read and reread them many times. I would love the movies also. I am still working on my collection of her books and continue to do so. I really can’t pick a favorite passage or part because I love them all. Xoxoafterdark

  15. Petals on the Wind and If There Be Thorns were way better than I expected!

  16. This is a tough question,but I would probably have to say the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

  17. hippyapryl

    I love the new doppelganger series so far and my favorites also are oleander and the twilight saga

  18. kristinahutto3

    I really didn’t like the first Flowers in the attic but when they made the new one I was pretty impressed at how well it was done. It was so much like the book. I liked Rain and Petals on the Wind too but my favorite is still Flower in the attic.

  19. amy.faro

    Hunger Games!! Love both Book and Movies!!

  20. peridottopaz

    I’m definitely enjoying the Flowers in The Attic series brought to life. I think my favorite book turned screen time would have to be Follow the Stars Home by LuAnn Rice. Such a beautiful book and they did a lovely job Turning it into a Hallmark movie.

  21. heavensmommy2004

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, because it touches every part of my imagination. You can never be to old or to young to love, enjoy & treasure such wonderful imagination come to life from book to big screen!

  22. paddydee

    Petals on the Wind, it seemed to tell more of what happen to the Dollanganger’s after getting away and how even thou they got away how it stayed with them.

  23. catbird1961

    seeds of yesterday

  24. hotrodchic247

    percy jackson book series the first 2 book r good (just looking to read book other books soon as i can find them) & so was the movies….& Gone With the Wind the book was good & I have to say I love the movie more on this one….
    I will say that my mom & aunt always talked about The Flowers in the Attic series I never got to read the book bc I was too young but now it seen the movies I will have to read the books now….& my husband wants to read them also….

  25. babybecoat1

    Love all but favorite flowers in the attic

  26. fivefootsmall

    I really loved the movie version of Fight Club. It’s dark, gritty, doesn’t always make sense but I think that that’s the point.

  27. feldtcindy

    Flowers in the Attic best by far Also The March Family (Storms) Series was good I am starting to read Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Echoes of Dollanganger I can’t wait to see how good they are. I am trying to collect all of her books from thrift stores and any where that I can find them. So far I have 19 different books but none are from the Flowers in the Attic series. At one time I had all of them but moving and time they got lost. I would loveto have the series again.

  28. headacheslayer

    Normally I’d love to use my standby, Gone with the Wind, my favorite! But I will pick something a bit more modern 😉 The Princess Bride by William Goldman! My daughter is going to a lecture to see Robin Wright next weekend!! As you wish!

  29. Chattykat

    Lord of the Rings! Best movie adaptation ever… 🙂

  30. Doctor Zhivago..all the way.

  31. Charlotte’s Web, how can you resist that book to screen adaption 🙂

  32. mjreynolds32

    I loved the film version of Stephen King’s The Green MIle, and also appreciate the adaptation of his short story into The Shawshank Redemption. There was also a mini series of all the Anne of Green Gables books that I adored when I was young. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Outlander is quite good.

  34. Loving Outlander right now. Also enjoyed Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight, + To Kill A Mockingbird.

  35. reniazen

    Fave book to screen movie is Let the Right One In, for television I’d have to go with Tin Man one of the coolest re=telling’s of the Wizard of Oz!

  36. 50 Shades of Grey and James and the Giant Peach!

  37. I would have to say The Blind Side. I actually liked the movie better.

  38. sstroud78

    This is difficult! I would say Gone With The Wind and the “Silence of the Lambs” series!

  39. pricillaelvis


  40. kristymk18

    Anne of Green Gables

  41. To Kill a Mockingbird was one of my favorites.

  42. BookOwl14

    The Hunger Games, even if it wasn’t perfect!

  43. AquarianDancer

    I’d say Harry Potter or the Hunger Games. Obviously, they each have issues, but they did really well with what they produced.

  44. SierraRaven

    My favorite book to screen adaptation is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. What an outstanding job they did bringing the book to life on the big screen!

  45. North & South

  46. It is Lord of the Rings. The movies kept true to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  47. karatheredhead

    Pride and Prejudice mini series with Colin Firth, really close to the book 🙂

  48. Loves To Read

    If There Be Thorns is the best movie adaptation of The Flowers In The Attic series so far. The story connects back to the beginning with the return of Cathy and Chris’ mother, which brought back the past through Corrine’s deception and the negative influence of her father, the grandfather, through John Amos giving the grandfahter’s journal to Cathy’s son, Bart.

  49. queeniecondie

    Divergent and The Hunger Games only because they are the closest to the books’ detail. They made changes and left stuff out but not to the detriment of the story.

  50. spongebob2285

    There are so many. Love Davinici Code , Fifty Shades of Grey and the Maze Runner. They did a great job in keeping up with the books details.

  51. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

  52. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice both the big screen adaptation with Kiera Knightly and the mini-series with Colin Firth. But if I had to choose between both I would say the mini-series with Colin Firth is my all time favorite of any book to screen adaptation.

  53. lisalawson

    My favorite would have to be the Twilight Series. I thought they stayed as true to the books as possible. Gone Girl was also an excellent adaptation.

  54. lookin4trails

    The Flowers in the Attic series were fabulous! I would have to say the best book made into a movie was If there be thorns. I would have loved to see them into a two night-4 hour movie though. They did a great job with the movies from the books.

  55. megan4221977

    The Vampire Academy

  56. jstieg777

    All the Harry Potter movies

  57. PearlsClassandSass

    I really enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy and Outlander! both do a great job of staying true to the book while keeping it entertaining!

  58. Boredfrog

    Game of Thrones for tv and Harry Potter for movies…..Sorry, can’t decide

  59. KarnagesMistress

    Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit really put the images I had in my head on to the screen. (The perfect casting of Orlando Bloom as Legolas in particular).

  60. tikldpink

    I’d have to say “If There Be Thorns”. But I was glued to the tv for all 4 that played over the weekend and loved them all.

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