Kansas Troubles

by Earlene Fowler | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425156966 Global Overview for this book
Registered by craftykat of Appleton, Wisconsin USA on 4/2/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by craftykat from Appleton, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 02, 2007
Great book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Review from publisher:From Publishers Weekly
Newly married California museum curator Benni Harper travels to Kansas to meet her in-laws in this third of Fowler's quilt-pattern series (after Irish Chain). Police chief Gabe Ortiz, her husband, assures her that everyone in his small hometown will love her, but Benni, whose father, eccentric Aunt Dove and Uncle Arnie are driving from California to be with them, isn't so sure. At a party given by Gabe's sister, she introduces herself to Tyler Brown, whose quilt on the sister's living room wall she admires. Tyler, who says she left her Amish family a year ago to pursue a singing career, is visibly upset and says she's being harassed. Later that evening, Tyler's body is found, her head bashed in, leaving Gabe's childhood friends suspects in the murder. With the help of her sister-in-law, Benni attempts to identify the killer and, in the process, learns more about the pasts of her husband and his friends than she's sure she wants to know. Complicating matters further and adding comic relief to this grim tale are periodic calls from her family as they work their way across the country. "





Journal Entry 2 by craftykat from Appleton, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, August 11, 2007
Third book in the series I am sending out as part of the Benni Harper bookray.

Books go to:

UnwrittenLibra in Baltimore, MD
iliotropio in Belgium
bilbi in France
AnglersRest in UK
silvia-pco in Portugal
LyzzyBee in UK

Hope you all enjoy the books as much as I did. Please email the next person in line when you are finished to get their address.

Happy reading!

Craftykat

Journal Entry 3 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I enjoyed this third book in Earlene Fowler's series today here in Baltimore, Maryland. The change of scenery was welcome and I enjoyed learning about Gabe's past, but there were too many characters in this one. Also, plenty of romance to go around...not my favorite parts of the book, but Fowler does it well. I think Gabe came off incredibly badly in this book than in the last one - I hope I start liking his character better in the 4th one, which I am about to start; when that one's finished I'll mail the two to iliotropio.

Thanks again craftykat!

Journal Entry 4 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Monday, January 07, 2008
Book has been mailed. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Monday, January 14, 2008
This one has also arrived safely in Brussels. Thanks for the 3rd time UnwrittenLibra!

Journal Entry 6 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Benni feels like an old friend already.
Happy reading bilbi!

Journal Entry 7 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Monday, May 19, 2008
Received today !
I like Benni very much !
Thanks for sharing !

Journal Entry 8 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thanks to BC and you I was able to meet Benni Harper.
The plot's good, the relationships between characters are great, there's fun !
I don't know much about quilt though ;-)

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Journal Entry 9 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Friday, May 30, 2008
Eagerly received in a very very wet Devon! Thanks for sending.

Journal Entry 10 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I really enjoy this series. In this one, Gabe & Benni have recently married and Benni is on her way to spend a fortnight in Gabe's home town and to meet his family & friends. Then a friend of Benni's sister in law is murdered, Benni of course can not resist......

Now on its way to Portugal - enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by silvia-pco from Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Monday, June 23, 2008
It's here!

Journal Entry 12 by silvia-pco from Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Monday, May 11, 2009
I have finished reading this in a while, but just now I realized I haven't done a JE yet. This is a great book, and I love that we get to meet Gabe's roots and his hometown. This series is really amazing and a treat for mystery lovers.

Journal Entry 13 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thanks - looking forward to reading this soon!

Journal Entry 14 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, June 28, 2009
Fowler approaches the difficulty of where to set the new book in a series without it getting stale by moving the action to Benni's other half Gabe's home town, family and friends. This allows us to explore Benni's reaction to a new environment, a new cast of characters (while keeping some older ones in the picture through a hilarious family road-trip) and her evolving relationship with Gabe, as well as a new murder and the issues around old and newer friendships. Good stuff.

FAO Craftykat, can you send me your address please (PM or my email on my profile) so I can get these first three on their way back to you...

FAI Silvia-PCO, if you've finished any more of these I can take them on now!

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Posting back to Craftykat. Will probably go Surface Mail as there's three of them together - hope that's OK!

Journal Entry 16 by craftykat from Appleton, Wisconsin USA on Friday, July 31, 2009
Back from it's travels around the world and look sjust as good as new. I hope it has brought reading pleasure to all who read it. I know most of you enjoyed the cow postcards. I especially liked the website of European cows. Who knew cows could look so different? I learn so much from reading.

Journal Entry 17 by craftykat from Appleton, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Giving to a friend of mine at work. She caught the one I released there today and wants to read more.

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