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Different and TrappedEmily Gilbs has always been different, and different in 17th century, Puritan New England is nothing but trouble. Plagued by rumors of witchcraft, Emily does everything to appear normal, while holding in her true self. This worksMoreDifferent and TrappedEmily Gilbs has always been different, and different in 17th century, Puritan New England is nothing but trouble. Plagued by rumors of witchcraft, Emily does everything to appear normal, while holding in her true self. This works well for her until Jacob Wills, a rich, silver-tongued merchant, asks for Emily’s hand. He is a dream come true to all the other girls in town, but Emily knows his dark secret. One that would make him a nightmare husband, and she can’t risk telling anyone. Under pressure from her parents and friends, Emily’s façade of normal fades with each passing day. Then she meets Daniel, the town’s outcast, and normal just isn’t so important anymore.Alone and CravingAll of Victoria’s hopes and dreams are shattered the moment Emily tells her of Jacob’s proposal. It couldn’t be true? All the years of waiting, watching, wanting made pointless. Emily’s rich family and all her beauty make Victoria feel like a poor, ugly fly. But she’s not the type to lie down and accept fate. Using her friendship with Emily as a disguise, Victoria makes Jacob notice her in every way that she can.Worried and TornMr. Gilbs has two loves in his life, his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, Emily. His marriage is everything he ever wanted, but the future of his daughter keeps him ruminating at night. All too aware of Emily’s eccentricities and the hushed words spoken about her around town, Mr. Gilbs’ salvation comes when Jacob asks to marry her. The life he can provide is all Mr. Gilbs can hope for his beloved daughter. However his salvation is short lived when Emily is less than ecstatic about the news. Mr. Gilbs works to get Emily to come to her senses before her one chance at happiness moves on.