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?
Three modern day teens, a 200-year-old diary, a literary mystery to solve.