Especially after those last two books, it was really nice to read just a sweet nice novel, which is exactly what this is. It almost reads like a young adult book, except for some love-making scenes. Those scenes weren't really too bad but keep the book just out of young adult range.
Emily was raised by her single mother in Boston. She literally knew nothing about her mother's past so when her mother was killed in a car accident, she was shocked to find out that she had a living grandfather. Not just any grandfather either, hers was literally a giant standing 8 feet tall. He was willing to take her in to his home so she made the trip from Boston to the small town of Mullaby, North Carolina. There she found that her mother's past, the one she had run from, was not anything like what she expected. She also found quite a few quirky characters and town secrets.
I really enjoyed the story. It was just right for a quick light read. There was very little objectionable language and the other stuff I mentioned before. Rated PG-16 for the sex scene.