In all three books to date, Fool Me Once (Book 1), A Bitter Wind Blows (Book 2) and now the just-completed work-in-progress, Signs of Life (Book 3), friendship is a recurring theme.
Ronnie Chandler, Rickie Ahlers and Andee Barton are not only co-owners of Horse Country Real Estate, they’re each other’s best friends. They have each other’s total trust, and support each other through thick and thin.
Ronnie and her next-door neighbor, Mindy Morrison-Myers, are good friends who tell each other everything (which is a good way to advance the plot), until they have an epic falling out. When Ronnie remains intransigent, refusing entreaties and apologies, Mindy realizes, too late, what a gift Ronnie’s friendship was.
But it’s not just women who form bonds of friendship. Chip Westlake and Luc Deschaines were college fraternity brothers and then graduate-school roommates; now they’re not only best buds, but business partners.
And in the romantic relationships that form, friendship is a strong foundation.