Daisy is sent to England to live with the cousins she has never met. Since her step mother came into their lives her only control in life is what and how much she eats. Her English cousins are eerie and she feels that Edmond can read her mind. There is talk of war and her Aunt leaves to attend peace talks and never returns. At the beginning of the book the war seems far away. Soon, the kids are separated and trying to stay alive. What will become of them?