Romance novelist Taylor Beir will stop at nothing to get her mother off her back, including relocating to teach a little boy she's never met how to read. But Christopher Doubleday doesn't want to learn. His handsome older brother, Boyd, has an invisible stick up his backside. And she suspects sweet Mary and Jesse are trying to transform her into the mythical "good girl" she's never been, either by power of suggestion or by bribing her with endless goodies from Mary's kitchen.
Taylor may be down-and stuffed-but she's not out. Someday the townspeople of Peddler's Creek, West Virginia will realize their hostility is misplaced and recognize her for the gentle, misunderstood soul she really is. And they will admit that Taylor Beir truly is the best thing to ever happen to their tiny, dirt road, middle-of-nowhere, backwater town of Peddler's Creek, West Virginia...if they know what's good for them.