The Trouble with Mattie by Mary Berger
Approx. 57,400 words.
Published on August 18, 2010.
Set in NC, The Trouble with Mattie is the story of the youthful, dynamic, comical, and recently widowed Mattalie Morgan, whose conniving stepdaughter dumps her in a crooked housing set-up for "needy" adults, turning Mattie's world upside down. But the housing owners don't care; they're sharks. Soon, Mattie is battling the ranks and her stepdaughter, who flew the coop with Mattie's estate money.