Sybil Richardson aka Saralee Richardson, is a runt in a family of giants. Beautiful, blonde Amazon woman of overachievers - except for Sybil. One older sister is a lawyer, another a professor and her youngest is a diplomat. Nearly what you would call short, with caramel coloured hair, Saralee never felt she fit in with her super family. So she changed her name to Sybil, moved to Vermont, collected a small pack of dogs, and became the secretary to SOWW - Society of Water Witches. Life is good, not exciting, but content. She does not have to deal with her perfect family, does not have to deal with her ex-husband - who was perfect and only amplified her feels of inferiority. So when Nicholas Fitzsimmons a - divinely perfect - professor who goes around debunking new age witchcraft fads, comes to the small snowy Vermont town, Sybil is not happy. Worse, when it quickly comes to light that Nicholas and Sybil are old souls from a past life things, which make things very sticky for Sybil. Nicholas is darkly beautiful, very tall, smart, and accomplished. Just like Sybil's family. Once more, she feels those few extra pounds and sense she is a brown elf rises. But try as she might, she cannot run from Nicholas, or chase him away with her rudeness.