Clementine Cordelia Bird's mission is to locate her missing mother. At the same time, a wealthy crime princess from fictitious Slakistan - the evil, designer-clad teenager Natasha Commonov - attempts to free her father from prison. Somehow, the two become inextricably linked - Natasha knows something about Clemmy's mother but refuses to say.
With mounting debts and a cleaning business that was going well until she set fire to someone's house, Jools Grand is about to find herself homeless. She has to come up with a plan. So with a sense of desperation, Jools decides to auction herself online in a marriage of convenience. Jools is set to discover that nothing comes without a price.
When 13-year-old Picky's Mum forces her to look after Gran, who has dementia, she is accidentally locked in Gran's dusty old attic. There she finds a chest full of old clothes, and tomboy Picky is forced to don what appears to be a ball-gown. As soon as the dress is pinned together, Picky is transported back to the year 1700.