Chase, heir to a dukedom, is in charge of two feisty young girls and can't keep a governess around to teach them. When strong-willed Alexandra is out of work, she takes the job of governess as her last resort. Alex must get Chase to leave his rakish ways behind and open his heart to his wards - and to her.
Jacob enjoys his quiet life running a coffee shop, renting out his cottage, and going for hikes with his dog. This all changes when someone who looks like his dead ex-girlfriend shows up to rent his cottage. Strange things start happening, leading him to believe that he isn't the only one who knows how his ex-girlfriend died.
Everyone in Fairview knows how beloved high school senior Andie Bell was killed by Sal Singh, who then killed himself. Pippa doesn't think the evidence adds up, so she decides to investigate the five year old case for her senior project. However, things take a turn when it's obvious someone doesn't want her digging into the facts.
When her country was conquered by the Kalovaxians, Princess Theodosia was kept as a hostage and a tool to keep her in check. In the 10 years since the conquering, she has been publicly tortured many times and has been forced to give up her language, her people, and even her name. She thinks she's been defeated, but when she gets a spark of hope, she realizes how much she still has to fight for.