History Creator / VCAndrews

5th Nov '17 6:00:03 PM JamieMoon
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* AbusiveParents: The Carsons in the Wildflowers series, with a mother bordering on a younger version of the EvilMatriarch and a father heading toward the DirtyOldMan route.
* AffectionateNickname: "Cat" for Cathy in the Wildflowers series.



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: In the ''Wildflowers'' series, Cat initially believes that Geraldine and Howard Carson are her birth parents, then her adoptive parents. It turns out that [[spoiler:Geraldine is Cat's half-sister. They share the same birth mother, but Cat was raised as Geraldine's daughter after their mother had a "shameful" extramarital affair with her husband's younger brother (whom Geraldine was in love with), and got pregnant. ''Then'' in "Into the Garden" it turns out Geraldine was adopted too - meaning Cat has no blood relation to Geraldine after all, ''and'' Geraldine had wrongly believed she was in love with her own uncle.]]



** The Wildflowers series Misty (sanguine), Star (choleric), Jade (melancholic), and Cat (phlegmatic).



* FreudianExcuse: Geraldine from the Wildflowers series is given one through letters that Cat finds in the attic.



* NewMediaAreEvil:
** In the ''Wildflowers'' series, Jade gets lured by an internet predator who kidnaps her (though she escapes.)
** In ''The Mirror Sisters'', [[spoiler:Haylee deliberately begins an online relationship with a creepy, obsessive guy and tells him she's Kaylee, planning for him to kidnap Kaylee (which he does) so Haylee can be the only child in the family. While this is an obviously evil thing to do, Kaylee and their mother seem to both be terrified at the mere idea of Haylee internet dating or meeting people online; and basically would prefer her not to use the internet at all.]]

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* NewMediaAreEvil:
** In the ''Wildflowers'' series, Jade gets lured by an internet predator who kidnaps her (though she escapes.)
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NewMediaAreEvil: In ''The Mirror Sisters'', [[spoiler:Haylee deliberately begins an online relationship with a creepy, obsessive guy and tells him she's Kaylee, planning for him to kidnap Kaylee (which he does) so Haylee can be the only child in the family. While this is an obviously evil thing to do, Kaylee and their mother seem to both be terrified at the mere idea of Haylee internet dating or meeting people online; and basically would prefer her not to use the internet at all.]]



* OddNameOut:
** In the ''Shooting Stars'' series, no one bats an eyelid at girls named "Cinnamon", "Honey" and "Ice" ... yet ''Rose'' is the one who gets teased for having a weird name!
** Inverted in the ''Wildflowers'' series where Misty, Star, and Jade tease each other for having such unusual names and Cathy's relatively normal name gets no comment (she gets called "Cat" later on, but it's just an AffectionateNickname).

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* OddNameOut:
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OddNameOut: In the ''Shooting Stars'' series, no one bats an eyelid at girls named "Cinnamon", "Honey" and "Ice" ... yet ''Rose'' is the one who gets teased for having a weird name!
** Inverted in the ''Wildflowers'' series where Misty, Star, and Jade tease each other for having such unusual names and Cathy's relatively normal name gets no comment (she gets called "Cat" later on, but it's just an AffectionateNickname).
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* ThereAreNoPolice: In the Wildflowers series, Cat lives with a physically and emotionally abusive mother [[spoiler: who is actually her half-sister.]] You would think that the therapist, Dr. Marlowe, would pull her out of that toxic environment (the other girls certainly call her out on it) but she doesn't. [[spoiler: She does end up fostering Cat after helping to save her from Howard after he kills Geraldine and forces her out of the house.]]



** Star in the Wildflowers series.
26th Oct '17 6:15:58 PM Stevebob
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* ''Literature/TheWildflowers'' series (1999)
30th Aug '17 10:21:46 AM Homemaderat
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** ''Literature/SeedsofYesterday''

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** ''Literature/SeedsofYesterday''''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''
18th Aug '17 5:54:13 PM dlchen145
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Cleo Virginia Andrews, better known as V. C. Andrews (19231986), was an American author best known for ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic,'' a novel infamous for its portrayal of BrotherSisterIncest. She wrote several sequels and produced other novels up until her death in 1986. [[OutlivedItsCreator After her death,]] a ghostwriter approved by her family continued to turn out novels under the same pen-name, and is still doing so at the rate of roughly one a year.

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Cleo Virginia Andrews, better known as V. C. Andrews (19231986), (June 6, 1923 December 19, 1986), was an American author best known for ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic,'' a novel infamous for its portrayal of BrotherSisterIncest. She wrote several sequels and produced other novels up until her death in 1986. [[OutlivedItsCreator After her death,]] a ghostwriter approved by her family continued to turn out novels under the same pen-name, and is still doing so at the rate of roughly one a year.
19th Jul '17 10:19:55 AM Homemaderat
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** ''Literature/GardenOfShadows;;

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** ''Literature/GardenOfShadows;;''Literature/GardenOfShadows''
19th Jul '17 10:18:08 AM Homemaderat
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* ''Literature/DollangangerSeries'' (1979-1987, includes ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'')

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* ''Literature/DollangangerSeries'' (1979-1987, includes ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'')(1979-1987)
** ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic''
** ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind''
** ''Literature/IfThereBeThorns''
** ''Literature/SeedsofYesterday''
** ''Literature/GardenOfShadows;;


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** ''Literature/{{Whitefern}}'' (2016)
7th May '17 10:03:24 AM Bergamot
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Newer books published in her name have become [[FranchiseZombie increasingly far fetched over time]] and most of them resemble a SoapOpera or a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek, but her international fanbase remains undiminished.

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Newer books published in her name have become [[FranchiseZombie increasingly far fetched over time]] and most of them resemble a SoapOpera or a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek, LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek (which, perhaps not ironically, they have become; starting in 2014, Lifetime adapted the first four books of the Dollanganger Saga, plus ''My Sweet Audrina'', for television, with options to adapt more works in the future), but her international fanbase remains undiminished.
31st Jan '17 8:43:26 AM Black_Diesel
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8th Jan '17 5:17:10 AM talltalltree
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* CainAndAbel: Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald in the Mirror series, respectively.
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* CampGay: Uncle Perry in the Heavenstone series. The entire [[spoiler:ChildByRape plot]] happens because Perry is evidently not going to have biological children.



** In ''The Mirror Sisters'', [[spoiler:Haylee deliberately begins an online relationship with a creepy, obsessive guy and tells him she's Kaylee, planning for him to kidnap Kaylee (which he does) so Haylee can be the only child in the family. While this is an obviously evil thing to do, Kaylee and their mother seem to both be terrified at the idea of Haylee internet dating or meeting people online; and basically would prefer her not to use the internet at all.]]

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** In ''The Mirror Sisters'', [[spoiler:Haylee deliberately begins an online relationship with a creepy, obsessive guy and tells him she's Kaylee, planning for him to kidnap Kaylee (which he does) so Haylee can be the only child in the family. While this is an obviously evil thing to do, Kaylee and their mother seem to both be terrified at the mere idea of Haylee internet dating or meeting people online; and basically would prefer her not to use the internet at all.]]


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** In the Mirror series, Haylee and Kaylee receive a lot of expensive gifts from both parents; who use their children to one-up each other, ''and'' they have to buy everything twice since the girls' mother insists they receive exactly the same things. Haylee delights in this and deliberately plays up to it so she can get more stuff.
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