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Dove in the Window (Benni Harper Series #5)
     

Dove in the Window (Benni Harper Series #5)

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by Earlene Fowler
 

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Benni and her relatives and friends are gathered for the family's annual barbecue and cattle roundup. Among the guests is Shelby Johnson, a young photography student from a wealthy Chicago family. In Benni she finds a favorite subject and a new friend. But when the young woman's body is discovered on the ranch the next morning, Benni's closest relatives suddenly

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Benni and her relatives and friends are gathered for the family's annual barbecue and cattle roundup. Among the guests is Shelby Johnson, a young photography student from a wealthy Chicago family. In Benni she finds a favorite subject and a new friend. But when the young woman's body is discovered on the ranch the next morning, Benni's closest relatives suddenly develop into prime murder suspects...

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A fifth go-around for Benni Harper (Goose in the Pond, 1997, not reviewed, etc.), the ranch-bred widow of Jack Harper, whoþs now married to San Celica, California, Police Chief Gabe Ortiz. San Celica is having a Heritage Days celebration, and Benni, as curator of the Folk Arts Museum and Artists Co-op, is in the thick of it. Her elegant southern cousin Emory Littleton (with a mega-crush on Benniþs best friend Elvia Aragon) is staying with her, and at her fatherþs ranch, presided over by Grandmother Dove, a huge family gathering is in progress. Disaster strikes when talented young photographer Shelby Johnson is found dead one early morningþmurder or accident? Ranch-hand Kip Waterman and hard-drinking Wade Harper, brother of Benniþs late husband, had come to blows over Shelby the night before. Matters worsen when, days latter, Kipþs drowned body is discovered behind the Frio Saloon. Through it all, Benni has to calm her artist friends Olivia Contreras and Greer Shannon, deal with a zillion chores, and cope with the unexpected presence of renowned photographer Isaac Lyons, Shelbyþs stepgrandfather, who seems smitten with Grandma Dove. In the end, itþs Benniþs investigative collaboration with Isaac (over Gabeþs strong objections) that brings a killer to a kind of justice. The quest for whodunit is all but buried under Benniþs breezy down-home chatter, sometimes mawkish soul-searching, and descriptions of the celebrationþs endless eventsþfrom the local galleryþs show of women artists to the Cow-Plop contest. But Benniþs warmly likable persona makes it all worthwhileþespecially for lovers of thecozy genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425168943
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Benni Harper Series , #5
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
620,160
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Dove in the Window (Benni Harper Series #5) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
pugsnhugs More than 1 year ago
Love all of Earlene Fowler's books, they are a fun and relaxing way to spend some time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable and easy read, especially since I am familiar with the area (town, to be exact) where the story takes place. The Central Coast is a beautiful place and definitely worthy of Fowler's pen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet. I started at the start of the series. So far they are good books. Some might find these books repetitive. I will continue to read them.