Katie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It's Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions, and she realized she is needed in another time. In 1860 it's Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Albert with his endless stream of work while the rest of the family—including Queen Victoria—is enjoying the wonderful snow. But the merry royal family is under a shadow. There is a plot—both political and supernatural—to bring down the Queen. A Britain without its Queen is weak, and where Britain stumbles, the rest of the world falls.