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Red Mojo Mama

red mojo mama


Author: Kathy Lynn Hall

Kindle edition

March 2011


 Lydia “Red” Talbot has lost her mojo after three years of mourning for her husband, but not for long. She’s inherited a valuable mobile home park in the Gold Country of California, filled with a cast of eccentric characters. Her plans to sell it and take a world cruise are threatened by a hot handyman, a sizzling story in the rapidly growing town of Nuggetville and the appearance of her husband’s ghost, who has decided to hang around awhile as he searches for his next life.

Boredom sets in as she waits for her fortune to materialize, so she takes a part-time job as a reporter. Fancying herself the community newspaper equivalent of Christiane Amanpour, Lydia uncovers some shady doings by the City Council and a slick land developer. Citizens are bullied and her life is threatened, as she struggles to both expose the crooks and stay emotionally independent of the community of crazies she has been left by her beloved Aunt Esther.

Red is a spunky, smart-alecky thirty-something with more heart than she’d like others to see. She’s absolutely fearless and too honest for her own good sometimes. She’s also torn between love for her dead husband, Mac, and the new man in her life, Joe – handyman and chef.

I definitely love Red 🙂 Oooh.. I suddenly miss my red hair!

Lydia “Red” Talbot got spunk… she’s sassy, fierce, dedicated and intuitive. I have learned to love her mobile home as time progressed, especially after I got to meet Joe the Chef.

Red may have mourned three long years after her husband’s death, but boy, what a reprieve it was when Joe came along. Sure, Mac (the dead hubby) made his appearances (as a ghost), but Red soon moved on.

Having Joe on her side, she discovered what life has to offer in The Spring, where she inherited a mobile home from her aunt. The place crawled with interesting characters and places you would love to hang out on.

I applaud Ms. Kathy Lynn Hall for a superb book. I am always pleased after reading a well-written story. Sure, I knew beforehand that someone from the higher ranks in the City Council had something to do with her aunt’s death, but still, the mystery kept me hooked. I will definitely read the next in the Red Talbot series.

My rating for Red Mojo Mama: 5 stars! 😉

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