Kristie Plank

Two Completely Different Reads

The moment you start reading The Whole Town’s Talking (2016) by Fannie Flagg be prepared.  You are going to meet several delightful residents of Elmwood Springs, Missouri.  The author has a different way of telling a story.  It is not told in numbered chapters.  The telling of this small town is broken into decades, from…

Always Time for a Fast Read

The moment you start reading The Whole Town’s Talking (2016) by Fannie Flagg be prepared.  You are going to meet several delightful residents of Elmwood Springs, Missouri.  The author has a different way of telling a story.  It is not told in numbered chapters.  The telling of this small town is broken into decades, from…

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…