The Ruby Landry movies

Instead of doing separate posts for all four movies, I am doing a short summary for each of them. I watched them a few weeks ago. I haven’t read the books. They are written by Andrew Neiderman who is writing under the name V.C. Andrews. The movies have: Raechelle Banno, Gil Bellows, Karina Banno, Sam Duke, Ty Wood, Mason Temple, Crystal Fox, Bob Frazer, and Naomi Judd in it.

Big Warning: there is some sad parts and hints of incest.

RUBY
In this movie Ruby Landry is love with Paul. Her grandmother is a voodoo healer. Her grandmother is sick and she tells Ruby that Paul is her half brother. So Ruby tries to break up with Paul. Then her grandmother tells her who her father is and that she has a twin sister. When her grandmother dies, she goes to find her father and she lives with them. Ruby’s twin makes it hard to live with, so Ruby goes to a voodoo madam and does a curse on her twin. Her twin gets in a car accident and ends up in a wheelchair.

PEARL IN THE MIST
In this movie Mr. Dumas decides it would be best for the twins to go to a boarding school. Ruby makes friends with a girl, but it is short lived. Then she meets Louis who becomes her friend. Beau (Ruby’s boyfriend who was her twin’s boy toy) shows up and Ruby becomes pregnant. She gets kicked out of the school. She ends up going back home. She has the baby and names her Pearl.

ALL THAT GLITTERS
In this movie, Paul shows up again and they get married. Ruby gets word that her father had died so she goes to the funeral. She finds out her twin marries Beau. She also learns her stepmother is getting married to another man. Some time passes and then Ruby’s twin gets really sick. Ruby wants to be with Beau so they decide to switch identities of the twins. Ruby becomes her twin. Then Paul slowly declines. He thinks Giselle is actually Ruby. Then Paul dies. There is a custody battle that happens and in the end Ruby keeps Pearl.

HIDDEN JEWEL
In this movie, some time passes and Ruby has three kids. Two boys and Pearl. Pearl wants to be a doctor. She doesn’t believe in voodoo. One of Ruby’s boys gets bit by a snake and Beau falls and hits his head. Ruby goes to see who is behind the curse. In the end, they find out it was Paul’s mother who put the curse on Ruby. They do end the curse.

I sorta liked these movies.

Behind Her Eyes

I finished reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. There is a show on Netflix that is based on the book. Yes, I watched it.

Warning: there is some violence and a big twist at the end of both the show and book.

In this book, a woman named Louise meets a man named David at a bar. Louise was supposed to have met her friend at the bar, but her friend didn’t show and she knocks into David. They talk and laugh. When they start to leave, he kisses Louise. The next day Louise goes into work and sees the man from the bar and his wife. David is her new boss. They end up having an affair. Louise has terrible night terrors and she sleepwalks. Louise takes her son to school the next day and knocks into David’s wife Adele. Adele and Louise end up become friends. They go to the gym together and Adele gives Louise a e-cigarette. Louise doesn’t tell David about the friendship. Later the lies catch up with Adele and Louise and things gets ugly.

 There were some differences between the two, but I’m going to tell what they are because it would spoil the twist.  I loved the book and the show. Now I’m going to read The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Dead Pets Don’t Lie

I finished reading Dead Pets don’t Lie by Joe Ardis and Donna Lee Howell. I decided to read this book because of a documentary that featured the authors.

I do recommend this book to all pet owners.

This book is a non-fiction book about the dangers and lies that goes on in the pet food industry. Some stuff I knew about because I used to follow and get Susan Thixton’s newsletters. Things you learn in this book: rendering plants, what things are put in pet foods, the dangers of flea medication, etc.

I liked this book. I’m reading next Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. Behind Her Eyes is a limited series on Netflix. My mother asked me to watch it and it’s awesome. Now I want to read the book.

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

I finished reading Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie. There was a movie loosely based on the book called Murder Most Foul. I had seen the movie a long time ago and I watched it again recently.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Hercule Poirot is asked by a sergeant to look into a case that he feels brought the wrong man to justice. The “wrong man” was already tried and sentenced, but the sergeant was convinced that James didn’t kill his landlady. So Poirot interviews James and is also convinced that he didn’t do it. So Poirot goes into the town where the crime occurred and looks for clues that were missed. He finds two important clues that the police missed. An ink bottle and a newspaper clipping. The newspaper clipping had photos which lead to another killing to happen.  Poirot ends up finding out who the real killer is.

Differences between the movie and book:

  1. The movie has Miss Marple instead of Poirot
  2. In the movie, Miss Marple finds a clue of a theatre and she becomes a member of the play to find the killer.  Poirot does find a clue about a theatre, but it wasn’t the focus of the book.
  3. One of the players of the theatre gets killed in the movie. In the book, the second murder was a playwright’s mother.
  4. In the book, the niece doesn’t get the house. In the movie it was the sister that gets the house.

I did like the book and the movie. Now I’m reading Dead Pets Don’t Lie by Joe Ardis and Donna Lee Howell. It’s a non-fiction book about pet food.

The Stand

I finished listening to The Stand by Stephen King. Chris, my boyfriend, had been reading this book, but never finished it. I decided to listen to the book. I have seen the 1994 movie miniseries. There is a new show of the book, but I don’t have the channel to watch it.

Side Note: I think everyone who refuses to wear a mask should read or listen to this book. It is very uncanny of how relevant this book is. Stephen King wrote this book in 1978 and then in 1990 he added in a few details (which is the version I listened to.)  I really think everyone really should read (or listen to) this book. I had considered recommending my Sunday School bible study class to have study this book, but I really doubt they would go for it.

In this book, the government (a lab) makes a super virus and accidently releases it. It doesn’t tell how it was accidently released. (I think Covid was accidently released because they were researching bats to see what other bats from other regions have coronavirus. I had read a medical journal about the SARS virus (the original coronavirus that happened a few years ago) and it said they were going to research more bats from other regions.)

Anyway,  a man who worked out outside that government lab finds out and runs. He takes his wife and kid to Texas. His wife and kid die in the car. He later dies and spreads the virus. The virus spreads fast and millions of people die. The president (like our former) LIES about the virus saying it’s noting but the flu. Nothing to worry about.  The government tries to cover up the virus mess, but it is too late. Stu Redman is one of the people in Texas that was close to the man who first spread the virus. But Stu doesn’t get sick. The government try to figure out why, but can’t find out. Stu isn’t the only one who is immune to the virus, there are others that were immune. They were saved for a special purpose.

Stu and some others have dreams about a old black woman named Abagail. She is messenger of God. Others have dreams about a dark man named Randall Flagg (the villain in all Stephen King books). Flagg is a demon. He also goes by the Walking Dude, the Dark Man. Stu Redman, Larry Underwood, Glen Bateman, and Ralph Brentner  go to Las Vegas to take a Stand against Randall Flagg.

I loved this book. Now I’m going to read Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie.

The Warsaw Protocol

I finished listening to Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry. It is the latest Cotton Malone book. There are sixteen books in the book series.

Warning: there is a lot of violence.

In this book, Cotton Malone is in Bruges, Belgium. He is supposed to attend a book auction. But he is sightseeing first. He is in a church and witnesses a robbery in action. It is a robbery of a holy relic. He promises the priest that he would get the relic back. Only he gets arrested for crashing a boat while chasing the thieves. Luckily Stephanie was there to help him out. The robbery was part of something bigger and that’s why she was there in Bruges. There were other relics stolen in order to be part of an auction of some information being sold to the highest bidder. The information is of the president of Poland’s past. The U.S. wants that info so missiles can be placed in Poland.  Other countries want the info for different reasons. Cotton really didn’t want to be involved, but he ends up being involved because he wants to save Stephanie’s job and the Russians are making him be involved. So the deputy of the US government and Cotton go to the auction. But things turn ugly and the Russians kill most of the people there. A Polish agent kills the guy who started the auction and she takes back one of the relics that was stolen. The Russians think that the information was gone for good since the guy who knew where it was hidden is now dead, but someone knew where the info was hidden. Cotton also found out where the info was hidden. The Russians do get the info, but Cotton gets the info back by killing the Russian. He ends up giving the info to the president of Poland who burns it.

I loved this book. The next Cotton Malone book is coming out in February (right before my birthday). I can’t wait. Now I’m going to listen to The Stand by Stephen King.

The Darwin Affair

I finished reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Queen Victoria was attacked again. The inspector over the case decides that the attack was part of a conspiracy. No one believes him. He ends up being right, but the conspiracy is against the prince, not the Queen like he thought. The conspiracy tells with the fact that the Prince likes Darwin’s ideas and wants him to be knighted. Some of the scientists and religious people don’t like that so they hire an assassin. The assassin is insane. He plays as a surgeon and cuts the ears off his victims. The assassin kidnaps a boy who had seen the assassin on the day of the attack of the Queen. The boy gets confused and sorta wants to be free. The inspector does find out that the Prince is in danger and demands to be with the Prince at all times on a family trip. The Prince finally believes the inspector when the assassin makes his move. The Prince was killed, but he gets injured thank goodness. But the assassin gets away.  The inspector does find the assassin and kills him.

I did like this book. Now I’m reading  Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl by Kent Wayne. He wrote the Echo books that I loved.

Malorie

I finished reading Malorie by Josh Malerman. It is the sequel to the book BirdBox. Yes, I have read BirdBox and seen the movie.

Warning: there is some violence.

Note: I didn’t want this book to end. Now I’m sad that has ended. I do hope the movie will be as good as the book.

In this book, Malorie and the two kids are at the school of the blind. About a year into their stay there, a woman who seemly blind goes mad and kills almost everyone. Malorie thinks the creatures touched the blind woman, but it was later revealed that blind woman wasn’t really blind. Malorie and the two kids make their way to an abandon camp. They make their home there. The two kids become teenagers. Then one day a man appears at the camp. He says he is taking a census. Malorie tells him to leave and he does. The teenagers discover he had left the census papers behind. They read the papers and discover that Malorie’s parents are on a list of survivors. Malorie decides to try to find her parents. So they go get on a train which leads them to a town where her parents are at.

 I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.

Midnight Sun

I finished reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. It is part of the Twilight book series.

Note: This is a “new” book not the unfinished book that was online a few years ago. Someone had stolen the draft and published online. She was really angry about it and I thought she wouldn’t write the actual book. So I downloaded the draft and read it. I think I ended up deleting the file. I was very surprised that she actually wrote the book and published it.

This book is of Edward’s point of view of what happened when he met Bella. (I keep thinking of the movie which is not like the original book or this book. I actually had to refresh my memory of  some of the original book.) You should read the Twilight book series before reading this book.

I did like this book. Stephenie Meyer did say she is going to write more Twilight books. I don’t know if that means she is continuing with Edward’s point of view of the rest of the series. I really would like her to do a book series of Renesmee and Jacob’s adventures together.  Now I’m reading Malorie by Josh Malerman.  It is the sequel to BirdBox.

The Third Secret

I finished listening to The Third Secret by Steve Berry. It is not part of the Cotton Malone book series, but one of his stand alone books.

Warning: there is some violence and a suicide.

In this book, a man named Colin Michener is told by the pope to look into the Mary visionaries. Colin does because he is the pope’s secretary. But he can’t understand why. Later he finds out that it has to do with the third secret of Fatima. The pope finds out there was more to the third secret that was said in public. A bishop had stole part of the third secret. But the translator of the third secret sent a copy of it to the pope. The pope sends Colin to find out about another secret, but then the pope dies suddenly. Colin goes to find out that other secret and finds the third secret to compare them. Once he knows the secret, the church and his life is changed forever.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, it is the “new” Twilight book.