Kristie Plank

Step Back In Time

Allow me to introduce to you Aloysius Archer who is the lead character in David Baldacci’s One Good Deed (2019) crime thriller.  Archer has just been released from Caderock Prison, placed on parole, and sent to Poca City.  He has a long list of “don’ts” and rules he is to live by for the next…

Family Secrets

Do you enjoy reading a novel that leads to laughing out loud and a main character who is a bit quirky?  One whose world is filled with good people, and loves good books?  Then I suggest you read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill (2019) by Abbi Waxman. Nina’s background may help explain her quirkiness. …

All In The Family

The cover art did its job again!  I came home with this book because those bathing suits on the clothes line attracted me.  Sometimes the tale between the pages supports the images that first caught my eye.  Other times it is more like “What were they thinking!”  With They Left Us Everything (2014) by Plum…

Families With Issues

The Invention of Wings (2014) by Sue Monk Kidd is a story told in alternating chapters by each woman.  Using this style of writing allows you to really get to know the women, their personalities, and their friendship.  You will become acquainted with Sarah Grimke and Hetty “Handful” Grimke in Charleston, South Carolina as they…

Here’s To The Librarians!

Did you know that during the month of April a day is set aside to recognize the work librarians do for all of us?  Since libraries were not open across the country in April, I decided to celebrate Tanglewood’s 30+ library workers in August by reading about two different librarians who worked through difficult circumstances…

Sisters

If you like your beach reads to actually take place at the beach, them reading The Identicals (2017) by Erin Hilderbrand will be just perfect.  The setting of this summer read takes you to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, islands off the coast of Massachusetts. The two islands have distinctive personalities as do identical twin sisters,…