A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones
If you are in any sort of a reading slump or just don’t know what to pick up next, may I recommend this one? A Bad Day for Sunshine is the first of a series and it is laugh out loud funny but still has serious topics that keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next.
I can best describe this book as Janet Evanovich meets Gilmore Girls. Can you picture it? Stephanie Plum moving to Stars Hollow…assuming Stars Hollow was in New Mexico. 🙂
The Premise: Sunshine Vicram is the newly elected Sheriff of Del Sol New Mexico, which is surprising since she never agreed to run for the position. Her parents somehow made it happen and now Sunshine and her daughter have moved into a cute little cottage behind her parents house. The mother-daughter interactions are straight out of the Gilmore Girls, but with dark, twisted humor you don’t quite expect (but that is so funny).
Crimes happen and small town shenanigans occur. Each chapter begins with either a funny sign displayed at a local business or a humorous entry from the police blotter. I chuckled at so many of these, I love that the author added them in.
Did I say laugh out loud funny? Well, it’s worth saying twice. When I finished with this one, I immediately reached for the second book, and the third will be right behind it (I’m on the waiting list). I’m going to be sad when these end. I may just have to start back at the beginning and read them again.
Big thanks to the staff member at my local library that recommending these to me. You know me so well! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Run, don’t walk, to pick this up!
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