Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal. After almost dying, she's determined to spice up her life and finally fit in with her glamorous family. To that end, she recruits the mysterious, sexy neighbor she's been spying on to help her get a life. But she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her, like what really lies beneath his rough exterior.
The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
The next generation of the Akinya family crosses interstellar space seeking humanity's future. Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home.
Two strangers arrive at Hundred Acre Field and the rumour is that a large housing estate is to be built there. While the protests and public enquiry take place, the villagers have other cause for shaking their heads when Miss Jackson falls in love and Joseph Coggs takes flight from Tyler's Row.