Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Trailer Park Princess series (a review)

Salem Grimes is a dog groomer, recovering alcoholic, and new Christian who, of course, lives in a trailer park. She is also the most refreshing protagonist in cozy mysteries!

In The Trailer Park Princess and the Middle Finger of Fate, the first of the (so far) three-book Trailer Park Princess series, Salem finds a murder victim on her way to an AA meeting. Assisted by her sidekick Vivian and accompanied by her separation-anxiety ridden dog Stump, she tries to clear her not-so-ex-husband of the crime.

At the same time, Salem deals with issues of her own, taking the reader along for the often-hilarious, yet at the same time thought-provoking ride.

In both this book and its two successors, Unsightly Bulges (The Trailer Park Princess Cozy Mystery #2) and Caught in the Crotchfire (The Trailer Park Princess Cozy Mystery #3), Kim Hunt Harris has created interesting plots with just the right number of twists and turns.

Harris' characters are funny, the dialogue is sharp and witty, and the laugh-aloud moments are plentiful.

But the books in this series contain more than just intriguing mysteries and the funniest & freshest protagonist and most hilarious dialogue & situations found in the cozy mystery genre.

Harris deftly weaves those elements with Salem's journey as a recovering alcoholic and new Christian. Readers will see aspects of themselves and their own struggles and questions in Salem's honest, practical, sometimes-poignant and often-commical approach to God and having a relationship with Him.

Do yourself a huge favor.

Order or download a copy of The Trailer Park Princess and the Middle Finger of Fate, gather your favorite snack, and sit back and relax with Salem and Stump, Vivian, and the rest of the group. You are in for a wonderful treat!

 

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