It is the 2020’s when Casey, an environmental expert who is an ambassador at large, goes with her husband Logan to rescue her mother and stepfather from a nation that has seceded from the United States. She receives assignments to save the nation from a demented Air Force General, who wants to create a utopia where only the perfect people may live. He fights the US by using drones to distribute diphtheria bacteria throughout the country. Casey finds the assignment frightening. She gains the courage she needs by reading Granny Lena’s journals along with saved letters from Uncle Joe. Her grandmother in the early 1900’s lives a life of hardships, including being forced to drop out of high school, fighting diseases, and marrying a man she doesn’t love. When her life seems impossible, she finds ways to cope. Casey realizes that she, like Granny Lena, can overcome her life’s difficulties.
How will Granny Lena survive her loveless marriage? Will Casey find a way to restore the United States to its integrity? Courage Is a Redhead calls to mind what is most important to pass from one generation to the next.