Julia McAllister is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAllister of London, England. When the McAllister's successful shoe business is forced to close in 1894, the patriarch of the family makes a bold move by deciding to immigrate to the United States. There, they find that living conditions that they must now cope with are a leap down the socio-economic scale. Soon, the McAllister's triumphant spirit overcomes adversity and they become semi-wealthy and well-liked citizens. When a move to a new apartment is in order, the McAllister's make haste and find themselves in a posh new apartment. However, with this new apartment comes rambunctious neighbors making all kinds of din into the wee hours of the night--or so they think. Soon, they discover that the din is originating from one of their own--the eldest McAllister, Samantha. She reveals that she is falling in love with the other half of the rowdiness, the suave sophisticate, Christopher Joplin. This first meeting quickly turns into a romantic engagement. Soon, all of the McAllister's head to California to meet the Joplin family--and to prepare for the grand wedding. The McAllister Chronicles is sure to keep you turning the pages!