Karilyne's Korner : An Allert Village Novel
Karilyne is having a difficult time with the death of her mother. Her children are suddenly grown and gone and her husband is consumed with work. Jaclyn is returning to the village to spend time with her ailing father. Patricia is running away from painful memories and guilt. Karilyne opens the tea room she has always dreamed of hoping to fill the void. Jaclyn and Patricia are drawn to the small cafe where "the tea is warm and comforting and the chocolate cake is soulful." While her husband is gone, Kurt, the first love of her life, moves back to the village while Frankie, a gorgeous organic farmer, begins his own campaign to win Karilyne's affections. Will Karilyne seek the comfort of another man while Jake is gone or will she stop feeling sorry for herself long enough to see that if she turns her self-pity into the strength she has hidden within, find the faith she has lost, she could make a difference in the lives of those around her and, ultimately, in her own.
- Paperback | 340 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.48mm | 444.52g
- 08 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Kristy Woods
I was born in the city of Springfield, Illinois and raised in a small neighborhood that was my world until Junior High. We knew all of our neighbors and they us. My brothers, sister and I roamed the neighborhood and the fields that enclosed it and I always had a book and a pad of paper with me. I cannot remember a time when I wasn't writing about something I had heard, seen, or felt but, like many writers, I stuffed piece and piece of notebook paper into shoeboxes or backpacks. I got busy raising children and occasionally creating stories for my boys in the same way that I had created them for my little sister, Katey. I wrote a couple of essays for Springfield's newspaper and started a blog but it wasn't enough...I had stories to tell! I published my first novel, Karilyne's Korner, the first in the Allert Village trilogy. I am currently working on the second book, Patricia's Promise for a summer release. I have been married to my husband, John, for 34 years and we have three sons and five grandchildren. We live in the country just north of a small village much like the one pictured in my book. When I am not writing or spending time with grandkids, I am teaching piano to a number of children who live in and around the village.