Kristie Plank

October Fun Reminders

Since it is now October the RV Club would like to remind you of a couple fun events that will also aid those less fortunate here in Highlands County. To begin with, the Bingo Committee begins the fun by holding Bingo for the Food Drive on Monday, October 15.  In addition to the regular games,…

Characters! Characters! Characters!

The Beaches at Painter’s Cove (2017) by Shelley Noble has a little of everything going on throughout its pages…conflict, financial woes, mystery, a touch of romance, and a dysfunctional family.  Make that four generations of dysfunctional! The opening pages of this novel had me a bit confused at first.  The introduction begins with a short…

“Before” Is The Key Word

If you have seen the movie version of Me Before You, you should still read the book. If you have not seen the movie, read the book. Me Before You (2012) by JoJo Moyes is not strictly a romance novel regardless of the title.  It does have some touching moments one could label romantic, but…

Stories Of Second Chances

Have a few hours to spend reading?  Both of the following books are about love, families, redemption and second chances. One is a debut novel, the other by a well-known author. Souvenir (2008) by Therese Fowler may have been around for 10 years, but it was her first and is still just as relevant and…

It’s All About The Secrets

The Secret Rooms (2012) by Catherine Bailey was recommended while I was searching for a summer read through the thousands of titles on Tanglewood’s library shelves.   I wanted a quick read.  A fellow reader handed me this title.  She assured me it would read like a novel. Right away let me say, The Secret Rooms…

Page Turners For The Beach

If you enjoy a family saga, you know, the kind that could lead to an ongoing TV soap opera, try Thorn in My Heart (2003) by Liz Curtis Higgs).  It is the first of four books about the lives of two brothers and two sisters. The Lowlands of Scotland is the setting of Thorn in…

It Has All Happened BEFORE

If you have seen the movie version of Me Before You, you should still read the book. If you have not seen the movie, read the book. Me Before You (2012) by JoJo Moyes is not strictly a romance novel regardless of the title.  It does have some touching moments one could label romantic, but…

Delightful Reads New And Old

Tissue Alert:  Tears of laughter, joy, sadness, and even anger may result from the reading of Wonder (2012) by R. J. Palacio.  Along with the alert, I can also guarantee you will fall in love with 10-year-old August Pullman. Wonder opens with Auggie explaining to the reader how he does all the things that ordinary…

Darn Good Reads

Postcards, we have bought them, sent them, received them.  And sometimes, ones from days gone by show up when sorting through boxes or when used as a bookmark.  That is exactly what happened to Kate Pheris and daughter Devin in Lost Lake (2014) by Sarah Addison Allen. Lost Lake, located in southern Georgia, near the…