The Vodka Girls
THE VODKA GIRL SERIES
THE VODKA GIRLS series is about five strong and independent friends — Heather, Rory, Hera, Lily, and Cat — who live in Amery Lake, Wis. The five women may have their differences and their own opinions, but they remain fiercely loyal to each other.
VODKA FOUR, which follows Heather Kincannon tentatively enter the dating scene, kicks off the 10-book series.
HEATHER KINCANNON knows all the “love” cliches by heart. Love will hit you when you least expect it. When you learn to love yourself, then everything else will fall into place. Blah blah blah. She was a cliche herself – smart, sexy, and still single. Heather hasn’t been looking for love since her last failed relationship, and she loves her life as a single 29-year-old woman, who is surrounded by fantastic friends and family and is adored by two faithful cats.
Heather’s close friends — Rory, Cat, Lily, and Hera — know she’s a romantic at heart but is afraid of being hurt and disappointed. Too many failed relationships have taught Heather to rely only on herself and those closest to her. And in her experience, even the most charming men are still able to hurt and disappoint her.
A girls’ night out leads Heather to live up to her party nickname in college, Vodka Four. When a familiar song plays, she finds herself performing a drunken but fully clothed striptease and unexpectedly hooking up with a familiar face. When Heather enters familiar territory called dating, she has to face her past as a party girl, deal with feelings for an ex-boyfriend, examine her so-called perfect life, and recognize her unknown insecurities.
A THOUSAND YELLOW DAISIES
RORY ANDERSEN enjoys the company of good men, expensive wine, her two beautiful cats, and good times with her four closest friends — Cat, Heather, Hera, and Lily. Rory doesn’t understand why some women are willing to give up part of their freedom, time, and selves to be with the wrong guy or in an uncertain relationship. Being happy and keeping her independence are worth more to her than any drama-filled relationship.
Rory experienced her share of drama most of her life. She never saw her father after he left home when she was a child. Her mother was a self-centered alcoholic who dropped Rory off at a youth center because Rory interfered with her social life. Embarrassed to be a single mother of a “trouble teen,” her mother quietly left town, leaving Rory in the state system.
After Rory learns her mother died, she accepts responsibility to care for her 5-year-old half-sister, Belle. Despite her lack of experience with children, Rory sets out to prove that she would be a responsible and positive influence in Belle’s life. However, her past as a “juvenile delinquent,” her penchant for strip clubs, and some of her “friends” tell a different story.