What are the best underrated novels?

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    #1Petals on the Wind

    Petals on the Wind

    Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews is a gothic fiction novel originally published in 1980. This is the second book in Andrews' Dollanganger series. It was preceded by the Flowers in the Attic in 1979.


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    Cheshta Lobo
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Petals on the Wind follows the Dollagangers from the attic to release, although you will find they are still in a mental prison from their confines. It is such a popular series due to the lifetime movie."
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    #2Forever Amber

    Forever Amber

    Forever Amber is a historical fiction and romance novel written by Kathleen Winsor. This book was originally published in 1944 by the Macmillan Publishers. It has a film adaptation released in 1947.


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    Roger Hudson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This novel is one that you may end up reading more than once. It tells the timeless tale of an abandoned pregnant and broke sixteen-year-old Amber St. Clare roaming the street of London. She ends up using everything at her disposal to climb the social ladder of England. "
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    #3The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham)

    The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham)

    The Flame and the Flower is a historical romance fiction and the first book in Birmingham series written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It was published in 1973 by Avon. 


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    Nancy Little
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham) is the best underrated novels"
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    #4Petals on the River

    Petals on the River

    Petals on the River is a historical romance fiction book written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It is first published in 1997 by Avon. 


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    Jane Howell
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A historical romance that you wont put down. A great book about love"
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    #5The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries is the first book in the Princess Diaries series written by Meg Cabot which follows the life of Mia Thermopolis. This has been adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.


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    Jesse Ford
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a smart and wonderfully written novel and has something for everyone. The first book in a series this volume sets the tone for the entire wonderful series. Wonderful plot, fun characters that you easily take an interest in make this an underrated classic! Highly recommended!"
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    #6Sleeping With the Enemy

    Sleeping With the Enemy

    Now a motion picture featuring award-winning actress, Julia Roberts, Sleeping With the Enemy is a suspense-drama novel by Nancy Price. The novel was published on February 1st, 1991.


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    Abhinav Chavan
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I also enjoyed “Sleeping with the Enemy”. It’s one of the best thrillers that I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen many, but in most cases, they wind up being very predictable and not thrilling whatsoever. However, I thought this movie was thrilling, entertaining, and Julia Roberts gives an outstanding performance."
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    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 


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    Debra Dixon
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Seems to be a nice novel."
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    Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, the main character, lives two love stories in two different centuries. 
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    Kathy Lee
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Nice novel!"
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    #9Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)

    Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)

    The first novel of 'The Dead' saga that inspired the HBO original series True Blood. In this first volume, we'll meet Sookie Stackhouse, a barman in Louisiana with a peculiar 'disability': she can read minds.


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    Nicolás Anaya
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I had no idea these books were the inspiration for the HBO series True Blood. I had never heard anyone talk about them. I decided to give Dead Until Dark a try since it seemed to have some good reviews. I thought the book was very mature and had an intricate plot. It was a very dark but entertaining book. I think I'll pick up more books from this series."
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    #10Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was abandoned as a child to the dirty streets of Paris, where he discovered he had a special talent: a unique sense of smell. Able to create the most exquisite fragrances, there is only one smell he hasn't been able to capture: the scent of a virgin.


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    Joshua Anderson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I wanted to read a good underrated novel and found Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. This is a book I had never heard of, and I was quite surprised by the quality of writing and the story. I was also very interested in the characters and the interesting connection to smell. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an underrated story. "


Best What are the best underrated novels
1Petals on the WindBooks 25 Paid
2Forever AmberBooks 18 Paid
3The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham)Books 16 Paid
4Petals on the RiverBooks 15 Paid
5The Princess DiariesBooks 14 Paid
6Sleeping With the EnemyBooks 12 Paid
7TwilightBooks 10 Paid
8OutlanderTV Shows 5 Paid
9Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse)Books 0 Paid
10Perfume: The Story of a MurdererBooks 0 Paid

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