Books fill Vivien Jennings’ and Roger Doeren’s Fairway home

Look for no surprise plot twists in this story: The home of Vivien Jennings and Roger Doeren is filled with mystery, drama, suspense and even a bit of romance. Jennings, founder of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, and Doeren, her partner of 20 years and the chief of operations at the bookstore, share a home that would enchant any bibliophile.

A Realtor and artist showcase their talents in old Leawood

Gary Johnson and Rod Schuch settled into a three-bedroom ranch in Leawood 14 years ago. Johnson, a former advertising executive who is now part of the Madden Myers team at Reece & Nichols, designed the large garden in the backyard. Stands of echinaceas, lilies and other blossoms provide summer inspiration for Schuch, a floral painter who also specializes in decorative painting, as seen in the interior and furnishings of their home.