I just finished "Red Mojo Mama", by Kathy Lynn Hall and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lydia "Red" Talbot, has just inherited a mobile home park in Northern California from her dear aunt. Still recovering from the loss of her husband/soul mate three years prior, Red moves to California intending to sell the mobile home park and put the proceeds to traveling adventures.
Once there, however, she becomes caught up in the lives of the park's occupants. They are a delightful mix of quirky characters with tales of their own. In an effort to put her time to good use she takes a job with the local paper as a reporter. Her first assignment is to cover the local city council meeting. There she discovers corruption and greed which leads her on and investigative mission to save the town from the shysters.
It is a fun story that has romance, intrigue, laughter, tears and a wonderful cast of well drawn characters. The pacing keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next. I love "Red" and hope to hear more from her in the future. A must read if you enjoy a great female lead that's real and relate-able.