Life was good for Baby Gin. Growing up in the rural South, she was the apple of her daddy's eye and was coddled and spoiled by a loving housekeeper and an elder brother who thought she could do no wrong. And she was in love. Baby Gin lived for the summers when she knew Cary Ellington would come to stay with his grandfather. She had grand designs for marrying him when she was all grown up. Of course, she took for granted that Cary would see things the same way. It never occurred to her that a ten-year age difference would be of consequence to him. But we all know what they say about a woman scorned.... The Unicorn Glade is a coming-of-age story of a girl's quest for understanding of the world around her, especially when she realizes that she can't always get what she wants. It is a journey of self discovery and self realization, of finding her way out of darkness and learning to see beauty in the world even when things do not feel so beautiful. Written in a style evocative of the South, the book is peopled by a host of quirky characters who live in and around the small town of Indianola, Mississippi. The author's smooth, soothing, sometimes rambling prose brings to mind hot summer nights and warm gentle breezes, and will have you reaching for a cool mint julep by the end of the first page. A light-hearted, humorous, and often irreverent book, it is filled with anecdotes and old Southern expressions, with a heaping helping of gossip served on the side.