The Burbank Story Series begins with Emily's Burbank Story (about her Finnish stepfather and a boy from nowhere) and is succeeded by Bruce's Burbank Story (about the Finnish museum founded by said Finnish stepfather and Bruce's trip to Monaco.) It begins with a satirical look into the world of a teenage girl in Burbank when her mother marries a Finnish fishmonger and museum director. The plot thickens when a homeless boy is adopted by her stepfather and this previously homeless boy ends up being the scion of an ancient feudal family based in Turku, Finland. Intrigue and even murder ensue. Who is after the family fortunes and can they be stopped before everyone and everything so hard won is destroyed?