Page 31. " free tuition for my children comes with the job "

It's a good thing Ormand was able to get free tuition for Dawn and Jimmy because private schools are expensive. For example, Flint Hill School is a K-12th grad school with only 890 students. Tuition is as high as $17,850 a year.


Private Schools in Virginia

Page 34. " a cotton dress of turquoise blue with three-quarter sleeves "

Examples of what Dawn's dress may look like for her first day of school at Emerson Peabody:

Example 1

Example 2

Page 43. " impish grin "

The men in V. C. Andrews books often display an "impish grin".

Impish means showing a lack of respect or seriousness in a way that is amusing rather than bad.

Example 1

Example 2


Sources: Longman Dictionary