In this intriguing novel Tiffany Baker offers a new "take" on the classic Ugly Duckling
story. When Truly Plaice's mother was carrying her, the local citizens (at least the men)
placed wagers on how large she would be at birth. With her mother stretched to epic
proportions, the prognosticators pushed their estimates higher and higher.
Truly didn't disappoint them, but unfortunately there was a heavy price to be paid for
her enormity. The child's mother died shortly after her birth. Motherless and with an older
sister who physically was everything a young woman should be, Truly didn't have an easy
life growing up.
When Serena Jane, the elder sister, marries the son of the town doctor, the Baker girls'
lives become intertwined with the Morgan clan. While Truly is working for her brother-in-law
she uncovers some centuries old secrets hidden away in book written by an early Morgan wife.
Thanks to this forgotten document, Truly has information that can radically change not
only her sister's family's life but also shake Aberdeen to its very core. Like the character
herself, the power she holds and the demons she can unleash at the drop of a hat are larger
A remarkable novel about relationships, small town life, and the realization that love
comes in various sized containers, Tiffany Baker's literary debut, like her heroine,
stretches the imagination. It also goes to show that in some instances a very good thing
does indeed come in a very large package!