Does love have an age limit? In her 80’s, Vee Stuart believes she’s too old for romantic thoughts and feelings. She endures her boring present in a retirement home by recalling her more interesting past. Then she meets Keith Theodor, a new resident. His bright blue eyes and charming smile disturb Vee’s peace of mind. But can Keith capture her heart?
Lyta is not a traditional princess. She wears boy’s clothing, uses a blade and shoots with a bow. When her friend and mentor is murdered, Lyta discovers a plot which threatens her existence and the kingdom’s safety. She relies on her special skills and keen wits to survive.Three summers later, Lyta has reluctantly become an adult and the ruler of Aldea. Now she must take the next step in her life. Should she choose a husband by listening to her head? Or her heart?
Hanna is ignored at home and bullied at school by Jamie who calls her Hippo. Aunt Zoe becomes an ally and an example. As Hanna starts high school will she get enough confidence to tackle her weight problem and challenge Jamie?
Jamie Connor is the youngest son in a family controlled by a dictator father. He is silent at home but noisy at school. He gives the name of Hippo Hanna to the fat girl in the class and calls himself Joking Jamie. Now he is starting high school with its new opportunities and challenges. Will he continue to bully Hanna and stay quiet at home or will things change?
Lyta and Quilin are joint rulers of Aldea. They hear that Rurrik the dissident Falgan erle has escaped from exile, his punishment for previously kidnapping Lyta. When the Aldeans learn about the treasonous murder of Falga’s ruler, they suspect Rurrik is responsible. How much further will the evil erle go to regain power? And will Aldea be drawn into any conflict that may occur?
Life for the retired residents of McKenzie House is more interesting since Vee Stuart and Keith Theodore became engaged. They are making wedding plans and looking forward to a happy marriage. But some family members object to the union of two people in their eighties. And a person surfaces from Vee’s past, intent on causing trouble. Will this wedding take place at all?
In Mondalia, three strong women hold positions of power. Lyta of Aldea, a ruler with three children, rules the country. She realizes that Ronin, her commander, is becoming more significant in her life. Hana of Falga lives with her son in Toma. Rurrik, the boy’s father, has established an alternative government in Naris. Inda governs the demesne of Belltowers where she lives with her son. These rulers cope with natural disasters, as well as espionage, kidnapping, and rebellion while foreign raiders along the northern coast cause even more trouble.