This follows Jane Peck in her adventures in Oregon, her new home. Without revealing too much about the first book, Jane has become comfortable in her new life, being a practical and helpful woman in the community. All that is shaken to her roots when her old bully Sallie Biddle comes to town and belittles her and her way of life and slowly, piece by piece, starts taking away all that is important to Jane. This is a good book for girls, especially middle school girls, because there is a lot about social pressures and norms and how awful people can make you feel. It can be the beginning of some interesting conversations.