A patron told me I should read Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross because it was funny. I didn't find "funny" in it, but it was quite a gripping story.
Miss Julia's controlling husband dies suddenly of a heart attack leaving her with millions of dollars that she knew nothing about. Not too much later, her husband's illegitimate son is left on her doorstep. She may have been the only person in town who didn't know about him. The plot thickens several times as people try to talk/trick her out of her fortune or steal the boy right out from under her nose.
While I was reading the book, I thought that some of the decisions Miss Julia made were not completely thought out, but if I were in her shoes, I might not have been any smarter.
I enjoyed it well enough to go looking for the second book in the series.