As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn't stressful enough, Grace's relationship status has become a dumpster fire. Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?
Maggie Bailey has not had an easy childhood. Her father, Michael, always too easy with his fists after spending the family's rent money down the pub.Just sixteen, in love and blinded by promises, Maggie sees marriage to handsome Jack as her great escape. However, she soon finds herself abandoned with a beautiful baby when Jack disappears. Maggie is forced to seek a new life away from the East End of London and finds herself a job at a hotel in Eastbourne. Here she must learn to fend for herself and also accept a shocking discovery that she was fostered as a babe and nothing is known of her real parents.Her employer, Aunt Beth, is kind and her life improves -- but Maggie makes one mistake after another and, eventually, they lead to a terrible tragedy that will bring her to the point of no return. Will Maggie ever find true happiness and discover the secret of her birth?
When an American stranger turns up claiming to be the rightful owner of the school's magnificent country estate it could spell trouble for everyone at St Bride's... No one can believe it when the headmistress, Hairnet, instantly accepts the stranger's claim, not:* the put-upon Bursar, ousted from his cosy estate cottage by the stranger* the enigmatic Max Security, raring to engage in a spot of espionage* the sensible Judith Gosling, who knows more about Lord Bunting than she's letting on* the irrepressible Gemma Lamb, determined to keep the school open. Only fickle maths teacher Oriana Bliss isn't suspicious of the stranger, after all she can just marry him and secure St Bride's future forever. That's if inventive pranks by the girls - and the school cat - don't drive him away first. Who will nab the stranger first? Oriana with the parson's noose? Gemma with sinister secrets? Or could this be the end of St Bride's?