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Hope arrives in England, where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally, one of a group of women who called themselves the Wednesday Sisters, had used the cottage while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter. Traveling with Hope are Anna and Julie. Tucked away in a hidden drawer, Hope finds a stack of Ally's notebooks, written in a mysterious code. As they try to decipher Ally's writings, they are forced to confront their own struggles.