Cassie is a very sensitive and insecure woman, that is extremely conscious of her appearance. She has lived her life in the shadow of her twin sister, Helen. Now Cassie has come upon her first wedding anniversary to Nicholas, the man that had asked Helen to marry him, yet ended up marrying her instead. To the People in Valentine this story has been the talk of the town. Wherever Cassie goes she hears people whispering questions that she has thought upon time and time again. How could Nicholas bare living without Helen, the woman that he loves? Why had he married Cassie, the crippled sister and how could he live with a bride that could only ever be second best?