Love Mercy

Love Mercy

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by Earlene Fowler
     
 

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"Love Mercy Johnson has seen her fair of heartbreak. A year after her husband's death, she still finds herself listening for his comforting laugh. But her life is satisfying in Morro Bay, California, where she takes photographs for a regional magazine and helps her in-laws work the Johnson family's cattle ranch. With the help of her good friends, Love is trying to… See more details below

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"Love Mercy Johnson has seen her fair of heartbreak. A year after her husband's death, she still finds herself listening for his comforting laugh. But her life is satisfying in Morro Bay, California, where she takes photographs for a regional magazine and helps her in-laws work the Johnson family's cattle ranch. With the help of her good friends, Love is trying to move on." "Long estranged from her grandchildren, Love has given up hope of ever seeing them again. Then her dreams of reconciliation come true when her eighteen-year-old granddaughter, Loretta Lynn "Rett" Johnson, unexpectedly shows up. Suddenly, Love's predictable life is completely disrupted." Fresh from an embarrassing romantic entanglement, Rett, an aspiring songwriter, has hitchhiked across the country, lugging a prickly attitude, a broken heart, and a stolen banjo. Now grandmother and granddaughter must struggle to coexist while each confronts old resentments and hurts. When a family crisis forges an unexpected connection between the two grieving women, they must discover whether they can change not only their own lives but the lives of their loved ones for the better.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

The mysteries of the human heart fill Fowler's first of a sweet new series about Love Mercy Johnson of Morro Bay, Calif. This delightful departure from her Benni Harper mysteries (Tumbling Blocks, etc.) features cameos of Benni and husband Gabe, but Love, photojournalist and co-owner of the Buttercream Cafe, takes center stage with former Las Vega cop Melina "Mel" Le Blanc and Love's 18-year-old granddaughter, Loretta Lynn "Rett" Johnson. Rett suddenly arrives in San Celina County with a banjo stolen from her two-timing ex-boyfriend, Dale Bailey. Thirteen months have passed since Love lost her husband, Cy, and 14 years since Tommy, Rett's father, died. As Christmas approaches, Love must deal with Dale's hot pursuit of said banjo, her father-in-law's struggle with Alzheimer's and Mel's brush with a menace from her Vegas past. Fowler delivers some wise lessons on life (e.g., "Looks fade... a good heart doesn't") in a heartfelt tale sure to please her fans.
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ISBN-13:
9781602854352
Publisher:
Center Point
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

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