Fourteen-year-old Allison O'Brian has never known what it's like to have a real family. She knows nothing about her father, and her mother is a glamorous movie star who has little time for her. But when Allison stumbles upon a long-lost letter, she learns there is more to her past than meets the eye, and she embarks on an adventure to find the love of a family she has always dreamed about. Beloved author Melody Carlson shares a story of adventure that will take readers from coast to coast in post-WWII America. These two 2-in-1 volumes give girls ages 9-12 Allison's entire exciting story.