Can a young girl and a sixty-something woman have something in common--say, a white unicorn in the form of a wild mountain pony? More
Can a rebellious fifteen-year-old girl and her sixty-something strict aunt learn from each other--and grow to love each other in the process? The headstrong Caylith would be dumbstruck by the very idea; and her great-aunt Marrie, who years ago scrubbed emotion from her heart, would reject the notion out of hand.
Caylith is Marrie’s guest for six months trying to learn about manners, money, and proper marriage, all the while she is festering to be free of the linen-storage room where her aunt keeps her busy counting supper towels. Caylith hates being kept “imprisoned” in a large Roman manor, while her elderly aunt is outdoors where the spirited teenager longs to be.
The mischievous redhead cannot be held captive for too long and soon discovers two of her aunt’s long-held secrets.
On Christmas Eve, Aunt Marrie schedules a formal dinner for Caylith to show off her newly taught life skills, but Caylith is nowhere to be found. Has she run off to chase a unicorn . . . or will she manage to save the day, despite still being slightly untamed by her well-meaning aunt?