Kristie Plank

Gotta Love Small Towns

If you like a novel with characters that act like real people just as your neighbors here in Tanglewood—the ones you wave to as you walk your dogs, or that those you have gotten to know when playing petanque, then you should enjoy South of the Buttonwood Tree (2020) by Heather Webber. Welcome to the…

Secrets In The Neighborhood

It is a mystery.  The kind of mystery that might take place in any community, especially a closed, tightknit community.  You know the kind.  The kind of happening that starts folks talking amongst themselves. One of the locals, Mrs. Creasy is missing.  All the neighborhood residents are talking with each other.  Ideas are being tossed…

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…