Two sisters could hardly be more different. At 27, Verona is bright and capable, but confused. Defiantly fat, she seeks refuge from a monotonous existence by imagining herself as the blond, blue-eyed heroine of popular romance. Desiree is more level-headed, but less than satisfied with her role as mother to two spirited daughters and unofficial uniform washer for her husband John and his football team. Then Granny Ruby and Grandpa Clifford arrive from Jamaica--and everything starts to look up.