Hope had always been aware that her mother ran away from home when she was sixteen, but didn’t know why. When Hope’s parents perish in a fatal accident, suddenly the only ones to turn to are the ones her mother ran from, years ago. The story begins at the start of her journey to majestic Van Steenburgh Manor. Follow Hope in a seemingly rags-to-riches experience; being introduced to luxuries she had only previously dreamt about. But it doesn’t take long for her to realize that nothing at the manor is what it seems. In the midst of elegant parties, dinner banquets, and enrollment into a prestigious school, Hope struggles to find a place to fit in. Secrets lurk around every corner of Van Steenburgh Manor, but amidst the madness, Hope finds comfort in Preston, Lawrence’s adopted son, and the mysterious Trent, whom she is immediately instructed to stay away from. Determined to find out what drove her mother away, Hope seeks answers. Will she find them? Or will history repeat itself?