Author(s): Alison Robertson
Stacey is a teenager facing her parents' divorce, boyfriend problems, and girlfriend issues. Stacey is given a task at school Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� to write about a relative. Her mother gives Stacey her great-great-great-great-grandmother IsabellaÃ�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s daybook. Through reading this and visiting Wellington to stay with her father, Stacey works through her problems and discovers some interesting skeletons in the family closet. Isabella was a young English girl, in the 1800Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s, from a good background who is forced to flee England to avoid family shame when she discovers she is pregnant. She travels to New Zealand with Joe Marshall and his young family.