Earlene Fowler

in La Puente, California, The United States
January 01, 1954



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 purple pickup truck, and many pairs of cowboy boots. She is currently working on the next Benni Harper mystery.

* Benni Harper Mysteries
* Love Mercy Johnson Mystery

Average rating: 3.98 · 31,669 ratings · 1,737 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fool's Puzzle (Benni Harper...

3.96 avg rating — 4,795 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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Kansas Troubles (Benni Harp...

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Irish Chain (Benni Harper, #2)

3.96 avg rating — 2,055 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Sunshine and Shadow (Benni ...

4.04 avg rating — 1,878 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Goose in the Pond (Benni Ha...

3.99 avg rating — 1,911 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Mariner's Compass (Benni Ha...

4.06 avg rating — 1,829 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Steps to the Altar (Benni H...

4.07 avg rating — 1,761 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Seven Sisters (Benni Harper...

4.01 avg rating — 1,789 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Dove in the Window (Benni H...

4.01 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Broken Dishes (Benni Harper...

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More books by Earlene Fowler…
Fool's Puzzle Irish Chain Kansas Troubles Goose in the Pond Dove in the Window Mariner's Compass Seven Sisters
(15 books)
3.99 avg rating — 28,973 ratings

The Saddlemaker's Wife The Road to Cardinal Valley
(2 books)
3.81 avg rating — 1,752 ratings

Love Mercy
(1 book)
3.90 avg rating — 786 ratings

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“You know what’s so funny and sad about us human beings? . . . We are constantly torn between the all-consuming desire to be loved and the terrifying fear of being known. Deep inside we don’t believe the two things can exist together, that if anyone really knew us, they would surely never love us, so we spend our whole lives concocting this wonderful, plastic shell that we fight like madmen to keep pristine. But eventually the plastic cracks and what is inside is a raw, quivering mass of imperfect humanity that has always been lovely and precious enough for God Himself to love.”
Earlene Fowler, Steps to the Altar

“I was six years old when my mother died. For a long time afterward, the sweet and earthy magnolia scent of her would permeate my dreams. No matter what I was dreaming about, good or frightening, my mother's smell would waft through my nighttime adventures, infusing them with her unseen presence, reassuring me even through their darkest moments. I never told anyone about this. I felt that, somehow, my mother had found a way to communicate with me from heaven even though I knew from the down-to-earth practicality of my Baptist Sunday School lessons that it was likely impossible. Still, I have heard it said more than once that with God, nothing is impossible. Is it so hard to imagine that He, in His infinite compassion, might have, for a moment in time, comforted a scared little girl with her mother's familiar scent?”
Earlene Fowler, Delectable Mountains

Earlene Fowler, Irish Chain


For March 2012 we are going to read one new (to me) series that I pick -- and you are going to pick one of my favorite older series that are still actively being written, by voting here!

China Bayles series #1 Thyme of Death (China Bayles, #1) by Susan Wittig Albert Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert,
current rating 3.73, #21 in series will be out in March - herb store
  9 votes, 39.1%

Death on Demand series #1 Death on Demand (Death on Demand, #1) by Carolyn Hart Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart,
current rating 3.73, #22 in series out in April - bookstore owner
  6 votes, 26.1%

Meg Langslow series #1 Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) by Donna AndrewsMurder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews,
current rating 3.85 and #14 in series so far - decorative ironworker
  4 votes, 17.4%

Benni Harper series #1 Fool's Puzzle (A Benni Harper Mystery #1) by Earlene Fowler Fool's Puzzle by Earlene Fowler,
current rating 3.86, 15 in series so far - folk art museum curator/quilting
  4 votes, 17.4%


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