Innkeeper's daughter Mariah Woodhouse longs for the excitement and romance found in Lord Byron's poetry. Unfortunately, nothing exciting happens in quiet, little Southwell.
Lord Byron is cooling his heels at his country estate while the latest London scandal blows over. Pursuing women is his favorite past time – and he has his sights set on Mariah.
To appear more alluring, Mariah convinces lending library clerk Walter to enter into a sham engagement. She gets her excitement, but also is left to decide between two very different men — the dashing Lord and the best friend who has silently loved her since childhood.
18-year-old Fanny Brawne's life changes forever when her family moves from their tiny cottage in Hampstead to Wentworth Place. Surrounded by the the great literary and artistic geniuses of the day, she falls in love with the penniless poet John Keats. Her mother hopes for a more advantageous marriage for her daughter to Keats' friend and patron, Charles Brown. Will scheming family and friends keep the young lovers apart or is a more permanent separation looming?
They're perfect for each other...even if she doesn't know it yet.
Glynis Kirby's love life stinks. Her boyfriend dumped her for another guy. Her next-door-neighbor held her hostage on prom night. And now she's been trapped in a Porta-Potty by a monkey with a switchblade. And she's not even going to talk about her date with the poly sci major with the Pocket Ouiji Board. Maybe she really is desperate enough to take everyone's advice—including her mother's (ugh!)—and date the dashing Daniel Bond.
Corin Lancashire runs the popular blog site mydreamgirl.com where he chronicles his less than stellar attempts to get noticed by his dream girl, Glynis Kirby. After taking the "all girls think stripteases are hot" advice from a reader, and discovering that "all girls but Glynis think stripteases are hot," Corin disables the comments feature on his blog and takes matters into his own hands to build a friendship-crawling-toward-relationship with his dream girl. But competing with the charming, suave, and well-dressed Daniel is a hazard Corin didn't anticipate, and neither is the information he digs up on Daniel that could threaten Glynis's life...
Three modern day teens, a 200-year-old diary, a literary mystery to solve.