The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker *Giveaway!

Thank you to Valerie at Hachette Book Group for allowing me a chance to review this book – and to offer a giveaway to my readers!

When Truly Plaice’s mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record breaking huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother’s death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of femine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated–Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town Sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.

Serena Jane’s beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the pillars of the community, the earliest Robert Morgan married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson, and the location of her fabled shadow book–containing mysterious secrets for healing and darker powers–has been the subject of town gossip ever since. Bob Bob Morgan, one of Truly’s biggest tormentors, does the unthinkable to claim the prize of Serena Jane, and changes the destiny of all Aberdeen from there on.

When Serena Jane flees town and a loveless marriage to Bob Bob, it is Truly who must become the woman of a house that she did not choose and mother to her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie. Truly’s brother-in-law is relentless and brutal; he criticizes her physique and the limitations of her health as a result, and degrades her more than any one human could bear. It is only when Truly finds her calling–the ability to heal illness with herbs and naturopathic techniques–hidden within the folds of Robert Morgan’s family quilt, that she begins to regain control over her life and herself. Unearthed family secrets, however, will lead to the kind of betrayal that eventually break the Morgan family apart forever, but Truly’s reckoning with her own demons allows for both an uprooting of Aberdeen County, and the possibility of love in unexpected places.

Reading Group Guide

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I have three books to give away!  Here’s how you can get in on this giveaway:

For your first entry – please leave a comment here with what “the plot” of a book  would be that you would write

Bonus Entries:

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USA or Canada entrants only – Giveaway will end February 10

67 thoughts on “The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker *Giveaway!

  1. I think it would be fun to write a book about some kooky gal that no one understands trying to find her place in this world. I would love to win this one!

  2. If I were to write a book it would probably be about the crazy life of owning a beagle. 1- loves, loves loves food. 2- Does not want to stay alone, ever 3- howls, and howls whenever he feels like it.

    I’d love to win this book. I’m also a follower.

  3. I’ve always wanted to write a book about a graveyard filled with forgotten characters. Perhaps I might even start working on it!

    I am a subscriber as well.

  4. The only thing I ever wanted to write was a children’s book. It would be about a shy little girl and her imaginary friend.

    aksimmo at brainerd dot net

  5. I think I would write a love story about two people who find one another in the most absurd of circumstances, don’t like each other much, but grow to value and love one another.


  6. If I was going to write a book it would be about a little girl who loves to read who travels to other worlds through the books.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  7. I like Beauty and The Beast plot lines, so it would be along those lines.
    A young woman scarred in body and soul has chosen to live away from modern society as the caretaker of a natural area in the Adirondacks in NY. She sketches wildlife and the scenery, supplementing her income. The handsome nephew of the owner of one of the summer estates in the area, sees her pictures and seeks her out to do one of his uncle’s lodge.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  8. I’d write about my life as a girl with four sisters-it would make quite a story. Thanks for entering me, I really want to read this book. I am a follower.

  9. Thanks for this great giveaway. A plot that I have envisioned would be a world traveller whose travels take him or her to an ultimate destination where they meet their soulmate and settle down for good.

  10. I would write the early 1900’s in a small copper mining town and losing everyting, but finding out how much was still to gain.

  11. I think I would probably write a paranormal romance about a normal common girl who meets a shape shifter (walking his dog) who’s terribly handsome while she is taking out the trash after an especially boring evening of watching movies and eating popcorn alone.

  12. Hmm – the plot of a book i would based in the paranormal and there would be murders that were being committed of the paranormal nature and there is a team of paranormal investigators that are the only ones that have the ability to solve the murders

  13. The plot of my book would be the story of a young girl growing up in the Yukon in the late 1890s-early 1900s. Her father would be a steam engineer on the paddlewheelers taking the miners to the goldfields.

  14. I’d write about the world as seen by a toddler, everything from 2 1/2 feet high, trying to communicate with adult giants who don’t seem to understand toddler language. I could conduct most of my research in my own home!

  15. I would write a cozy mystery involving a NFL football quarterback involved with his next door neighbor who owns a tearoom/bakery.

  16. I would write a thriller based in Washington DC that pits a computer hacker against the government of the United States.

  17. Maybe I’d write a book about someone who could change into a pet to be loved by other people.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  18. Wow, that is weird because one just came to me the other day, but I am perplexed by it, as it is rather dark.

    A man down on life but has great faith but is down of life because all the awful stuff going on in the world. He just feels it better for him and his family to conveniently die in a car crash, so they can all be in heaven together at once. So he sets it up and as they are cheerfully driving to the movies, singing songs and chatting, he swerves into oncoming traffic, right into a semi head on. He is jolted awake by intense pain and realizes he in fact was the only surviving member of his precious family. The plot continues as he begins to heal physically, but how does he heal emotionally from the guilt and the secret he holds in what he has done. It is only by one way, and one way only.

    Should I write it? Too bad, I am not a writer.

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