History Creator / CatherineAnderson

30th Jun '16 7:18:42 PM PaulA
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While her work is generally well-received among fans of the genre, others are quick to point out that her plotlines and characters aren't very original, [[http://www.mrsgiggles.com/ Mrs. Giggles]] especially.
3rd Aug '15 6:01:36 PM SaraJaye
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* ImAManICan'tHelpIt: Tucker Grant gets into an argument with Ellie about this when she claims it's bullshit. Isaiah Coulter also falls victim to an erection from Belinda's unwanted advances in ''My Sunshine'', which leads her to pull a FalseRapeAccusation on him when Val catches them. Luckily, Val doesn't buy it.

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* ImAManICan'tHelpIt: ImAManICantHelpIt: Tucker Grant gets into an argument with Ellie about this when she claims it's bullshit. Isaiah Coulter also falls victim to an erection from Belinda's unwanted advances in ''My Sunshine'', which leads her to pull a FalseRapeAccusation on him when Val catches them. Luckily, Val doesn't buy it.
3rd Aug '15 6:00:26 PM SaraJaye
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*ImAManICan'tHelpIt: Tucker Grant gets into an argument with Ellie about this when she claims it's bullshit. Isaiah Coulter also falls victim to an erection from Belinda's unwanted advances in ''My Sunshine'', which leads her to pull a FalseRapeAccusation on him when Val catches them. Luckily, Val doesn't buy it.
20th Jul '15 3:56:07 PM RoseAndHeather
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* SurgeonsCanDoAutopsiesIfTheyWant: As an ob-gyn, Dr. Stevenson has no business [[spoiler:presiding over the care of a critically ill newborn]] -- that's an entirely different specialty. But having her do both not only cuts down on the number of characters important to the plot, it lets her kick some serious medical ass. ''Because'' she kicks so much ass, nobody cares.

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* SurgeonsCanDoAutopsiesIfTheyWant: As an ob-gyn, Dr. Stevenson has no business [[spoiler:presiding over the care of a critically ill newborn]] -- that's an entirely different specialty. [[note]]To Anderson's credit, Stevenson openly acknowledges that Stormy's care is out of her remit ''and'' only goes for it because a storm delays the actual neonatologist on call.[[/note]] But having her do both not only cuts down on the number of characters important to the plot, it lets her kick some serious medical ass. ''Because'' she kicks so much ass, nobody cares.
17th May '15 3:13:11 PM SaraJaye
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* CollateralAngst: Works both ways, too. If something bad happens or has happened to the heroine the hero will wail and gnash his teeth over it, while anything that happens to the hero and/or his family sends the heroine into a whirlwind of tears and self-blame.
19th Apr '15 1:53:08 PM RoseAndHeather
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* NamesTheSame: The heroines of ''Cheyenne Amber'' and ''My Sunshine'' are both named Laura (Cheney and Townsend, respectively).

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The heroines of ''Cheyenne Amber'' and ''My Sunshine'' are both named Laura (Cheney and Townsend, respectively).respectively).
** Miranda "Mandy" Pajeck (''Here to Stay'') and Amanda "Mandy" Banning (''Silver Thaw'') share a nickname, if not a first name. Both are also called "[[AffectionateNickname Mandy mine]]" by their respective heroes.
17th Apr '15 11:12:45 AM RoseAndHeather
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* TheVamp: Liz in ''Always In My Heart'', Belinda in ''My Sunshine''

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* TheVamp: Liz in ''Always In My Heart'', Belinda in ''My Sunshine''Sunshine''.
* TheVerse: Anderson's Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan and "Mystic Creek" series are set in the same 'verse, as the protagonist of ''Silver Thaw'', the first Mystic Creek novel, knows (and contacts) a Harrigan to help him out of a tight spot.
15th Apr '15 10:12:04 AM RoseAndHeather
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* AuthorFilibuster: A more benign variant; when Catherine drags her plot to a screeching halt to InfoDump, it's usually about some form of animal care, and she most definitely [[ShownTheirWork does do the research]]. In fact, some of her novels give readers important but little-known information about dealing with dogs and horses.

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* AuthorFilibuster: A more benign variant; when Catherine drags her plot to a screeching halt to InfoDump, it's usually about some form of animal care, and she most definitely [[ShownTheirWork does do the research]]. In fact, some of her novels give readers important but little-known information about dealing with dogs and horses.horses -- in ''Silver Thaw'', she takes the time to point out that onions and garlic are toxic to dogs, which isn't common knowledge.



* DomesticAbuser: ...because of this. Poor, ''poor'' Molly Sterling, Sam Harrigan and Rainie Hall!

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* DomesticAbuser: ...because of this. Poor, ''poor'' Molly Sterling, Sam Harrigan and Harrigan, Rainie Hall!Hall, and Amanda Banning!
15th Apr '15 10:07:47 AM RoseAndHeather
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* AuthorFilibuster: A more benign variant; when Catherine drags her plot to a screeching halt to InfoDump, it's usually about some form of animal care, and she most definitely [[ShownTheirWork does do the research]]. In fact, some of her novels give readers important but little-known information about dealing with dogs and horses.
15th Apr '15 1:55:00 AM RoseAndHeather
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* WeightWoe: Molly is constantly fretting about her figure and weight in ''Sweet Nothings''. It doesn't help that her ex-husband constantly compared her to a cow.

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* WeightWoe: Molly is constantly fretting about her figure and weight in ''Sweet Nothings''. It doesn't help that her ex-husband constantly compared her to a cow. To Anderson's credit, this is solved not by weight loss, but by Molly actually accepting her body.
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