Seventeen year-old Cassandra wants to become a writer like her father, but one without his ten-year writer’s block. The money from his first book is tied up in a crumbling castle where Cassandra lives with her sister Rose and stepmother Topaz. They’re lost in genteel poverty until their American landlords come to town. Rose, and possibly Cassandra, are falling in love, but nothing goes as planned. Cassandra’s journals tell the enchanting story of six months in the life of her family. It will capture your heart.