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SRP Review – Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

Disclaimer: The reviews I post on The Self Rescue Princess won’t be the usual style of book review that talks about all the points and elements of a novel. My intention is to focus on heroines that I believe exemplify the spirit and character of a self-rescuing princess or are on their way to achieving that status.

Lindsey Norris is a woman starting over after a betrayal breaks her heart. She takes a job at the Briar Creek Public Library to give herself a fresh start in a new town where a friend lives. And she’s a librarian … what is not to love about that. Lindsey is my type of Self-Rescue Princess, and just not because she’s a librarian which makes her awesome to being with. I love her personality and attitude. I love how she stands up for herself without throwing everyone else to the wayside. I love when a heroine takes care of herself yet isn’t all about ‘me’.

Lindsey refuses to be a doormat and accept poor treatment –to herself and others–but is also willing to reach out and put aside her anger if it will help someone else. She’d rather open a closed door and face discomfort and the pain of her past, rather than live from that place of anger and allow someone to suffer. Her hurt is part of her life and has factored into the decisions she has made … like moving … but she isn’t allowing the hurt to become her life.

I enjoy traditional ‘cozy’ mysteries and this book was a wonderful balance of mystery, personality and the hope of a romance for a very likeable self-rescue princess. I can’t wait to read the next one and see how Lindsey’s life (and hopefully a love) is turning out.

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