Earlene Fowler was raised in La Puente, California, by a Southern mother and a Western father. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Allen, a large number of quilts, and twenty pairs of cowboy boots.
Loss, rediscovery, and reconciliation are the themes of this charming novel featuring a cast of strong female characters and set in the same fictional California town as Fowler's (www.earlenefowler.com) Agatha Award-winning Benni Harper series. Reeling from several personal losses, Love Mercy Johnson is trying to establish new routines when her life is disrupted by the arrival of her 18-year-old granddaughter. Narrator Joanna Parker's (Darkest Hour) Southern country accent is perfectly suited to the two Kentucky-born protagonists. The other characters' stories serve as a good counterpoint to their relationship. Sure to be a popular selection; recommended.-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion--Benton P.L., IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"The mysteries of the human heart fill Fowler's first of a sweet new series about Love Mercy Johnson of Morro Bay, Calif. Fowler delivers some wise lessons on life in a heartfelt tale sure to please her fans." -"PW", Starred Review