The story starts out with a little girl who is found abandoned on a ship to Australia in 1913. She is alive and well, but why all alone. She doesn't seem to remember anything about her life, all she has with her is a fairy tales book. They call her Nell and on her 21st birthday they tell her the truth, with so little to go on she sets out to find out who she really is. She finds herself in England, and is close to solving her puzzle, but it's not till her granddaughter Cassandra, that the story is solved.
This is a delightful book, full of twists and turns, also some mystery. It was very hard to put down as it holds your imagination and interest. Kate Morton does a terrific job in describing each scene and building suspense. I couldn't have asked for more from her.