Kristie Plank

From Appalachia to Scotland

Author Leah Weiss takes readers on a journey back to the 1970s to the fictional Baines Creek, a very remote mountain community in North Carolina, in her debut novel If the Creek Don’t Rise (2017). In this tiny corner of Appalachia, you are going to get to know ten characters very well.  So well in…

Mysteries To Solve

The month of September has managed to work its way into our lives right on time.  Every month of the year has its own personalities.  No two are alike.  The books reviewed for this month have mysteries to be solved.  Just like the months their similarities end there. A Study in Treason (2018) by Leonard…

Two Mysteries To Solve

The month of September has managed to work its way into our lives right on time.  Every month of the year has its own personalities.  No two are alike.  The books reviewed for this month have mysteries to be solved.  Just like the months their similarities end there. A Study in Treason (2018) by Leonard…

Gotta Love Small Towns

It is always fun to come across authors that are new to me.  Especially books others have been enjoying for what appears to quite some time based on the number of books written by the authors. Better Late than Never is part of the Library Lover’s Mysteries series.  Two things led me to selecting it: …

Easy Pleasant Reads for Summer

Welcome to July! My score is perfect thus far!  Another read that is part of a series.  Turns out Collared (2017) by David Rosenfelt is #16 in the Andy Carpenter Mystery series.  No matter, it is a light, enjoyable read.  Nothing heavy duty about it.  Perfect for poolside. Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who is…

Music Woven Between The Pages

You have never heard of Frankie Presto?  Words such as legendary, gifted, and famous have all been attached to his name.  Set aside some time to read The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto (2015) by Mitch Albom.  I do not think you will be disappointed. Music narrates this novel.  Yes, Music.  The story opens at…

Quick Reads For a Short Month

The Wrong Girl (2013) by Hank Phillippi Ryan opens with Jane Ryland listening to her friend Tucker Cameron going on and on about her birth mother not being her real birth mother.  Birth mother? Tucker was adopted?  News to Jane. Once co-workers, Jane and Tucker were acquaintances, but hardly what you call friends.  They do…