Twins Dallas and Florida have led an unfortunate, desolate life in the Boxton Creek Home Orphanage. For 13 years they’ve endured abusive and unbelievable treatment, until an older couple come into their lives and invite the twins to their picturesque home in enchanting Ruby Holler.
The story is well told with a unique array of characters. The twin’s personalities take a little adjusting to – Florida’s favorite word is “putrid” and her negativity did get tiresome. But, the history of abuse would explain their cynical and guarded hearts (note this past abuse, and the mention of another orphan’s death may disturb some sensitive readers). The plot had some unexpected twists, a lot of comic relief, and a good old-fashioned happy ending.