She got the unlikely name of Moses from the Colonel, who found her as a newborn, floating down the river tied to a raft in “the meanest hurricane in history.” Moses is still looking for her “Upstream Mother” but in the meantime the Colonel and Miss Lana make a mighty fine family, odd as they are.
The Colonel showed up in town for the first time on that very same hurricane-rattled night. He’d just slammed his car into a tree and stumbled down to the river when found baby Mo. He lost all memory of his past that night, but marched firmly into the future with baby Mo in his arms.
Miss Lana, who was also new to town, took right up with the Colonel, caring for baby Mo and running the town café in her own exotic way.
The book begins with the question of how Mo wound up floating down a river in a hurricane, and who
her upstream mother might be. Plus there’s the mystery of the Colonel’s past and even where Miss Lana came from.
Things get even more interesting when the town’s grumpy miser turns up dead, and a big city police detective
arrives to solve the case. Mo and her best friend Dale create the Desperado Detectives agency, and set out to find the answers themselves.
Three Times Lucky is a lot of fun with enough mystery to keep you guessing while you giggle. It’s suggested for ages 10 and up.