Henrietta, a twenty-three year old has moved in with her old actress mother on the coast of California. The daughter is in hopes she will inherit her mother’s fortune. To hurry that along she enlists a young man she has met at a party. She has him leave strange verses that hint at the dark arts. The guy is more interested in Henrietta going north with him where he has a new job waiting. The old actress calls on her helpful neighbor, Max, to help solve the puzzling events. As the pursuit heats up Max enlists the help of his girlfriend, her teen age daughter, his grandfather, the grandfather’s friend, and even a coven of witches from next door.
Mary O’Riley, native of Boston, goes to Paris to study art on the eve of WWII. Caught in the occupation she works in a bakery but finds herself frequently carrying messages for her boss. When the Gestapo raids the bakery and arrests the owner, Mary must flee Paris to avoid her own arrest, and the Resistance group she has helped assigns her to escort a downed RSF flyer south to Lyon.
Freddy Winston volunteered to fly secret missions to occupied France. On one of his runs, gunfire surprises him as Resistance members unload passengers and supplies. The plane catches fire, stranding him behind enemy lines. Freddy doesn’t like that Mary is Irish. She insists she is just American. They may not like each other but discover quickly they must team up to reach their mutual goal of escaping the Nazis.