In a land where winter is unforgiving and harsh beyond imagination, household spirits and characters from the old fairy tales live and thrive.
Gina Charles, a professional dog trainer, finds her soon-to-be husband and maid of honour in a precarious situation, on the eve of her wedding. Gina runs from the scene with her faithful dog and retreats to Hope Springs, a mysterious hotel in a remote location.
Margaret has spent most of her youth growing up alongside her cousin in her aunt's estate in London. Her parents, residing in Hampshire, call their daughter back to their side, only to have them all move to the North of England in a town called Milton. Margaret hates every thing about their new home and spends her time pining for the wonderful South she was forced to leave behind
Summerset Abbey tells the story of two sisters Rowena and Victoria Buxton, alongside their adoptive sister Prudence Tate. The latter was born to a governess in the Buxton household and, upon her death, Prudence was adopted by the lord of the house and brought up alongside the Buxton sisters.
Mr. Richard and Mr. Moncharmin are the two newly appointed managers of the grand Paris opera house in the late 1800s. Their predecessors, Mr. Debienne and Mr. Poligny, warn them about a certain “ghost” who lives in the opera house and requires a monthly allowance of 20000 francs.