I would read other books by this author if given the chance. The Memory Festival is a celebration of recollections and loved ones through crafts. I really enjoyed this story and set of characters. Synopsis Benni Harper is back in an unforgettable new mystery from national bestselling author Earlene Fowler. I've found I mostly buy paperbacks and non-fiction on e-book. I need not have feared.
I Even without a review and rating, you can usually tell how good a book is by how long it takes me to read it. By the end, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion which suicide seemed inconsistent with the rest of Cole's life story. I think I am going to go on and listen to book 2, something I usually do not do with a true 2-star book, hence the 2. Even as she is drawn to handsome saddlemaker Lucas McGavin, she learns more about her late husband's family-and wonders if she ever really knew him. Binding And Pages Are Crisp And Clean. They marry and talk of growing old together. The author left many questions unanswered at the end, which probably means there will be a sequel, but I don't think I'll read.
The book includes photographs and new stories to fill in some missing plot details from the book series. But it turns out that members of Cole's family, from a small ranch town in California, are very much alive, and they show up on Ruby's doorstep with the news that she has inherited some land from her husband. As Ruby, Lucas, and Etta struggle with the present and confront the past, they each learn the power of forgiveness and reach for a new future filled with hope, grace, and love. I could have done without the word for word sermons and what I thought were excessive religious references in a non-religious genre. His aunt Birch, who loved Cole far better than his distant mother June did, treats Ruby kindly even before she knows who she is, offering her the best room at the Tokopah Lodge, which she owns with her half-Mexican, half-Paiute-Shoshone husband Bobby Hernandez.
I thought it was going to be a romance, but I am pleasantly surprised that it wasn't. He told her he was an orphan, but his family is alive and kicking in Cardinal California. Not one of the characters was too complex so it was easy to decide early on which ones I wanted to cheer on and the ones I wished I could slap, hard, before I ran them out of town. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Earlene Fowler is an American novelist of mystery novels. Upon arriving in Cardinal Valley, she finds out many more shocking revelations from her husband's past life which include his father's death.
In November, 2004 Benni Harper's Quilt Album was published. This is a book I would recommend for a vacation or something to take your mind off of your everyday grind. It was one of those that make you feel some gripping emotions, the characters are well done, but I'm not sure the plot was that tremendous. Earlene lives in Southern California with her husband, Allen, and a semi-obedient Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Boudin. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby has come back. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby is back. However, the author did a great just of creating suspense to keep me reading throughout the story to find out what happened next.
Glad I picked it up. There is some language, but I was actually shaking the book near the end because the suspense was killing me! Bookseller: , Ohio, United States New York: Berkley Hardcover, 2006-05-02. Not normally my type of book, but I did enjoy this one. I hope the author continues these characters in the next book. In this book a woman's husband dies and she finds out more about him after his death than she knew while they were together. Like any fan of Fowler's Benni Harper mysteries, I was kind of relunctant to pick up a book that stood alone. About the Author Earlene Fowler was raised in La Puente, California, by a Southern mother and a Western father.
It is easy to get attached to all of these characters, especially Ruby, who has been through so much but still fights to make sure she has happiness in her life…The conclusion is satisfying and you will welcome a chance to be a part of this small town and its eccentricities once again. Ruby is a wonderful person--I'm wondering if there are more books about her. Bookseller: , New York, United States Penguin Publishing Group, 2006. It also tells of those who rise above what happens to them and help others with caring hearts. Earlene Fowler Born 1954 , Occupation Genre Notable awards Agatha Award 1999 Best Novel — Mariner's Compass Nominated for Agatha Award 2006 Best Novel — The Saddlemaker's Wife Spouse Allen Website Earlene Fowler is an American novelist and the author of a number of set in the of San Celina. The character development for the main characters was excellent, Lincoln could have been fleshed out more but all in all I was pleased.
Bookseller: , Wisconsin, United States. It is also a story of the growth of Ruby and her quest to find her place in the world where she has always felt she was an outsider. The mystery kept me going. I couldn't even begin to guess at the family secret until very near the end of the book when I did pretty much put it together. But when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her loved ones, especially her police chief husband. The Saddlemaker's Wife is a gentle, heartwarming telling of how family events with negative outcomes can be the impetus for positive outlook in the future.
I am very happy it did not end out a romance, since I don't like romance novels. After the first couple of chapters moved slowly, my interest waned a bit, but my mom had read the book and said that it improved once it got going. What you don't know is what happened, how long it took and what her relationship is with the people there. Six months later he is dead and Ruby realizes she never really knew her him. The author does a good job of developing the characters as they, and their stories, come more and more to life as you proceed through the books. Even as she is drawn to handsome saddlemaker Lucas McGavin, she learns more about her late husband's family-and wonders if she ever really knew him.
Send an e-mail to site orderofbooks. When Nash starts drinking again and ends up in a devastating accident, Ruby decides she must find her estranged mother to help with an intervention. I really enjoyed this book, despite some of the darker aspects of the story. It tells the story of Ruby, whose husband dies in a car accident and she discovers that he has a family, owns part of a ranch, and had an earlier career making saddles that he never revealed to her. Earlene was a short story writer for more than ten years before her first novel was published. While not as uproariously funny as the Harper mysteries can be at times, I always enjoy Fowler's command of language and she's got some great imagery in this book that keep it from being just another family Like any fan of Fowler's Benni Harper mysteries, I was kind of relunctant to pick up a book that stood alone.