Much like their version of the "Flowers in the Attic" series, Lifetime left SO much out of this version. Two main characters were apparently removed due to time restraints. At least the parts they left in were semi-good and true to the book, but having read the book and knowing what was missing, made me almost want to stop watching at times and just read the book again instead.
Due to the graphic nature of the books, the only way a V.C. Andrews novel could even been shown correctly is for it to be on HBO, Showtime, or Starz. I wish Lifetime would leave them alone since they can't be presently properly on regular cable.