Heaven Leigh Casteel
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the
Casteels were the lowest - scum of the earth...
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in
the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face... despite a father meaner than ten vipers... despite her weary stepmother,
who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd
get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented - worthy of love and respect. Then Heaven's stepmother
ran off, and her greedy, wicked father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven
and the children forever!
At last, Heaven would find the happiness she
longed for ... free from the scorn and contempt of her past!
In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh
Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life - of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes, and most important, love. The
pearls of culture, wisdom, and breeding would now be hers. Soon she would make the Casteel name respectable, find her brothers
and sisters, and have a family again. But even in the world of the wealthy, there were strange forebodings, secrets best forgotten.
And as Heaven reached out for love, she was slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceit and hidden passions!
Proud and beautiful, Heaven came back to the
hills - to rise at last above her family's shame!
As Logan's bride, she would savour now the love she had sought
for so long. And free from her father's clutches, she would live again in her backwoods town, a respected teacher and cherished
wife. But after a wedding trip to Boston's Farthinggale Manor and a lavish, elegant party, Heaven and Logan are persuaded
to stay... lured by Tony Tatterton's guile to live amidst the Tatterton wealth and privelege. Then the ghost's of Heaven's
past rise up once more, writhing around her fragile happiness... threatening her precious love with scandal and jealousy,
sinister passions and dangerous dreams!
Gates of Paradise
Stunned by tragedy, desperate and alone, Heaven's
daughter clung to the frailest of dreams!
The car crash that killed Heaven & Logan left Annie Casteel
Stonewall orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by the possessive Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost
family, but especially for Luke, her half-brother. Friend of her childhood, her fantasy prince, her loving confidante... without
the warm glow of Luke's love, she is lost in the shadows of despair. When Annie discovers Troy's cottage hidden in Farthinggale's
woods, the mystery of her past deepens. And even as she yearns to see Luke again, her hopes and dreams are darkened by the
sinister Casteel spell... treacherous, powerful, and evil!
Web of Dreams
With nowhere to go, no one to help her, Leigh fled into the arms of
Leigh VanVoreen had to escape from Boston's Farthinggale Manor. The foul secret
she harbored within her seemed to darken her life forever. Jillian, her mother, would not believe her... and Tony Tatterton,
her stepfather, had betrayed her most cruelly. But the pure devotion of Luke Casteel promised her hope and respect. Only Luke
knew her deepest of secrets... Only Luke would love and protect her. Bravely she bore the suspicions of the Willies' hillfolk,
as she tried to grasp the happiness that had so long eluded her. Leigh prayed with all her heart that her bright, shining
dream would save her from tragedy at last...
Casteel - Main Characters
* Jillian VanVoreen Tatterton - Mother
1st wife to Cleave
2nd wife to Tony
* Cleave VanVoreen - Stepfather to Leigh
1st husband to Jillian
husband to Mildred
* Jana Jankins - Mother of Jillian
* Townsend Anthony Tatterton ("Tony") - Husband to Jillian
* Troy Langdon Tatterton - Father to Annie
Brother to Tony
* Leigh "Angel" Diane VanVoreen Casteel - Mother
Wife to Luke Casteel
* Mildred Pierce VanVoreen - Wife to Cleave
* Luke Toby Casteel - Son of Toby and
Father of Tom, Fanny, Keith, Jane, & Drake
Stepfather to Heaven
1st husband to "Angel"
2nd husband to
3rd husband to Stacie
* Sarah Williams Casteel - Wife to Luke
Mother of Tom, Fanny, Keith, & Jane
Toby Casteel - Husband to Annie
Father of Luke
* Annie Brandywine Casteel - Wife to Toby
Mother to Luke
Leigh Casteel Tatterton Stonewall - Wife to Logan
Mother to Annie
Daughter of Leigh & Tony
* Thomas Luke Casteel
- Son of Luke & Sarah
* Logan Stonewall - Husband to Heaven
Father to Luke Jr.
* Keith Mark Casteel Rawlings
- Son of Luke & Sarah
Adoptive son of Lester & Rita Rawlings
* "Our" Jane Ellen Casteel Rawlings - Daughter
of Luke & Sarah
Adoptive daughter of Lester & Rita Rawlings
* Fanny Louisa Mallory Wilcox Casteel/"Louisa Wise"
- Mother of Darcy & Luke Jr.
1st wife to Ole Mallory
2nd wife to Randall Wilcox
* Lester & Rita Rawlings
- Adoptive parents of Keith & Jane
* Reverend Wayland Wise - Husband to Mrs. Wise
Father of Darcy Wise
Wise - Adoptive mother of Darcy
* Buck Henry - "Adoptive" parent to Tom
* Darcy Wise - Daughter of Fanny & Rev.
* Kitty Setterton Dennison - Wife to Cal
* Calhoun Dennison - Husband to Kitty
* Stacie Casteel - Wife to Luke
* Walter "Drake" Casteel - Son of Luke & Stacie
* Annie Tatterton Stonewall - Daughter of Heaven &
* Luke Toby Casteel, Jr. - Son of Fanny & Logan
* Randall Wilcox - Husband to Fanny
* Chester Godwin - Father
* Miss Marianne Deale - teacher in Winnerow
* Jeff & Langdon Casteel - Luke's brothers (in jail)
& Beatrice Jankins - Jillian's sisters (from TX)