Tina Jones is glad to be away from her controlling Aunt Gilian. Gilian has always had something to say about Tina's job, her love life, her weight problems; all have been fair game for Gilian's sniping at one time or another. Now, however, things have changed. Gilian has Alzheimer's and can no longer live alone. She movies in with Tina, and Tina makes a shocking discovery - a birth certificate proving that Gilian has a daughter. Tina sets ou to discover the truth about her past, and along the way learns not only about the ties of family, but also that love rarely comes in the form readers expect.