"We lived in such a perfect world. Why were we so imperfect?" All Misty ever wanted was a normal family.
But like so many others, Misty's parents didn't stay together. Now they use Misty to hurt each other, to deliver tiny cruelties
in an endless stream. Misty knows her parents might love her. But Misty has an unspeakable secret that burns in the core of
her very being: she hates them. Misty isn't as alone as she thinks. She's about to meet three other girls who are just like
her -- each one with their own dark secrets to share....
Star hides her pain, like the other girls in the therapy group that's supposed to help them. But she knows
how she feels deep in her heart. Even though her mother and father are still alive, they are dead to her. Today, it is her
turn to reveal her secrets. Star will tell her story to doctor Marlowe and the others, and she will finally face the dark
nightmares of her past....
Jade had listened to Misty and Star tell their stories. Now it is her time to speak. But she can't. For while
the others in Dr. Marlowe's therapy group had exposed their hidden pains and secret pasts, they are nothing like Jade. They
don't know what it is like to be a pawn in a courtroom battle too hateful to ever forgive. Or that escaping the madness had
lured Jade into an ordeal too traumatic to forget....
"I felt like I was going
to my own execution...." Cat had listened patiently as the other three girls in Dr. Marlowe's therapy group shared their innermost
feelings. They had described their broken families honestly, to the point of pain. If Cat doesn't tell her own tale, the others
will see it as a betrayal. So she has no choice. Or does she? Maybe she could lie -- just make something up. Anything would
be better than the truth. For Cat has the darkest, most horrifying secret of them all....
Into the Garden
THEY BEGAN AS STRANGERS -- FOUR TEENAGE GIRLS WITH NOTHING IN COMMON BUT
THEIR MISERABLE CHILDHOODS. SOON, THEY WOULD REALIZE THAT THEIR SECRET PASTS HAD BOUND THEM TOGETHER FOREVER.... Misty, Star,
Jade, and Cat first came together in Dr. Marlowe's group therapy sessions. They trusted no one but each other -- and even
that bond was fragile at best. One by one, each of the Wildflowers told her own story and bravely unveiled the inner wounds
inflicted by years of lies, deceit, and untold family secrets; each revealed the shocking tales of how their parents hurt
them, used them, or simply abandoned them. And as they shared their darkest feelings, they no longer felt like lost souls
with nowhere to turn. Finally, years of loneliness and pain gave way to the realization that someone else in this world understood
them. But then the sessions ended, and the girls didn't know if they would ever see each other again. Now they are coming
together one more time. Jade has sent out invitations to her parents' mansion -- the sprawling, opulent home that served as
a battleground for much of her young life. There, the four will rekindle their bonds of friendship and trust. But this time,
away from Dr. Marlowe's watchful eye, it will be different. Today, in the mansion's attic, Star, Jade, Cat, and Misty will
take each other's hands and swear to tell the real truth -- the shattering secrets that lie deep within them like smoldering
coals. And once the darkest secret of all is spoken aloud, there will be no turning back. For there may be some things the
Wildflowers should leave buried forever....
Wildflowers - Main Characters