Set in 1931, Freya has always felt out of place in her family, but she's also always dreamt of being an actress, so one day she decides to run away from home to London to pursue her dream.
Set in Atlanta in the 1890's, Jo Kuan is working as a maid for a cruel mistress when she sees an opportunity to help the newspaper company that has unknowingly helped her. She becomes Miss Sweetie, an anonymous (and presumed white) advice column writer, but her secret is always under threat of being exposed.
Set in the 1930's, Bea has never lived up to her parents' expectations of a refined young lady. Instead, she is interested in learning and science and definitely not the arranged marriage her parents have planned for her in order to save their estate. For the summer, she gets sent to her uncle's house in Italy and begins to discover who she really is outside of anyone else's expectations.
In order to avoid social situations, Madeline Gracechurch tells a small little lie - she is engaged to Captain MacKenzie. Everyone believes him to be real, but Maddie has completely made him up and sends him fake letters to prove her devotion. After many years of this deception, she fakes his death and everyone leaves her to live her own life. After she's inherited a castle however, the real Captain Logan MacKenzie shows up, ready to get married like she promised in her letters.
Meredith and Nina have never had a close relationship with their mother, believing that she hates them, but when their father, the glue of their family, falls ill, they have to actually connect with their mother. They draw out the Russian fairy tale that their mother used to tell them when they were kids, and soon they discover that their mother has been keeping many secrets from them and those secrets will change the way they see their mother.
Synopsis: In 1920, when a woman who resembles like Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov is pulled out of a canal in Germany two years after her supposed death, she has everyone questioning if the Romanov family did survive their execution. Told from the perspective of Anastasia during her family's exile and imprisonment leading up to 1918 and Anna Anderson, the most famous Anastasia impersonator, this story explores the truth of what happened on July 17th, 1918.