Kristie Plank

Read 23 in 2023

Remember Book of the Month Club? I sure do!  We lived in the country and getting to the library always had to be planned. With four little girls in tow, I rarely was able to take time to find books for myself.  It was always fun to look forward to that one book meant just…

Quest For Key Lime Pie

Recently we were invited to join our daughter and kids on a road trip.  By taking this trip we helped her fulfill something she has wanted to do for years…head to Key West in search of finding the perfect Key Lime Pie.  Ok, we can do that!  Picked Emily and the kids up at the…

Learn From The Past

Do you recall exploring the attic in your home, or that of an elderly relative? As for me, it was a fascinating adventure as a kid to come across all kinds of treasures. The is what this book is about.  But the attic is not located in a private home.  In The Lives They Left…

Books That Honor Veterans

It is pretty safe to say that most everyone of us here in Tanglewood knows someone connected to the military.  Maybe a spouse, a relative, a child, or a neighbor. Tanglewood’s Library Committee would like to pay honor to all Veterans by highlighting books which deal with that topic.  Many, many of our residents experienced…

They Find Happiness

The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020) by Susan Wiggs is made for those who love to discover small shops filled with charm and of course books. Natalie Harper inherits the bookshop after the death of her mother.  Natalie pretty much grew up in the shop that is located in a San Francisco historic district.  It…

Summers In The South

Family secrets, dark deeds. Add to that a small Southern town.  Find a comfy spot to read all about skeletons that been kept under wrap for years. All this is found between the pages of Summer in the South (2011) by Cathy Holton. Ava Dabrowski, writer, decides to spend the summer in Woodburn, Tennessee at…

Animal Lovers Are Special People

Just as printed on the cover: “A novel of a small town, love, luck, and a pinch of fantasy along with one special fox…”.  Welcome to Fox Crossing (2022) by Melinda Metz came across my reading list just the day after a posting of a fox being spotted in our community.  I just had to…

All Families Are Different

Welcome to the merry month of May.  Flowers and trees are starting to show their best.  A favorite month of mine and I hope yours too.  A perfect time to sit outside and enjoy a book.  Write My Name Across the Sky (2021) by Barbara O’Neal is a story of three creative women and family…

Heading South For April

Thomas “Zero” Clark is the first character you will meet in the Prologue to Catfish Alley (2011) by Lynne Bryant.  Please keep his adventure in mind as details will emerge later in this novel.  In Chapter 1 you will meet elderly Grace Clark who is fussing about an upcoming meeting.  Grace cannot just figure out…