This is where you can read the bare-bones versions of the Rosamond Series, volume by volume. Each one is summarized in 300 words or less, for anyone who just needs some sort of clarification about the developing plot of the book.
From here, Spoiler Alert is in effect!
Volume 1 — Traces of Ink
Amelia Moore arrives at the doorstep of Levitz Institute for Ukuyan Girls on a rainy night after days of traveling. She begins a new life under the guidance of the Levitz Headmaster, two other instructors, and a quiet groundskeeper. Made to live with thirteen beautiful yet strange girls, she is always somehow divided from them due to her incapability to effectively communicate with them, adding to the overwhelming loneliness Amelia harbors deep inside. With no one to call her friend, the quiet and lonely girl is left with memories of the family she left behind, the Pemberlys; in particular, the son, Jackson, is the one who fills her thoughts the most. So she sends letter upon letter in hopes of fulfilling their long-time promise to one another… for she misses him desperately.
Meanwhile, for reasons connected to—yet not wholly in line with—Amelia’s distress, Parrington is rattled by some troubling news. Rosamond Sterling, the ward left under Mr. Pemberly’s care by her deceased father, has gone missing with no trace besides a written note she left behind. Mr. Pemberly and his son, Jackson, feel Rosamond’s absence keenly. After months of searching, there is no confirmation of her whereabouts or even if she is still alive. The family, the Pemberly women more so than the Pemberly men, press forward with life as best as they can. Business keeps the father reasonably preoccupied while Jackson attempts to enjoy the company of his rumored attachment, Ms. Stanford. But, in the end, Jackson ends the courtship and prepares to set sail on his first business venture. With no word from his disappeared friend, nothing keeps him grounded at Parrington. Indeed, a journey out west will give him some ease.
Volume 2 — Diversions
Jackson arrives at his destination safely, and, in no time at all, he makes the acquaintance of Jong Gardner, the man who requested the Pemberly’s assistance. With hopes of opening a shelter for the less fortunate in his city, Jong appeals to Jackson in ways that few men can, for he is kind, understanding, and sincere. But that is hardly enough for the young man who has appetites that cannot be satiated by such good, saintly qualities. His recklessness leads to a sultry affair, the young man hoping to find happiness in the arms of his beautiful lover. However, the choice to take her with him or leave her behind is one he must face, for his mother writes to him with news of a sudden illness his father is suffering from. She beckons him to come home as soon as possible.
As for Amelia, an attempt at reclaiming her true name fails completely, leaving her broken and defeated. She continues at Levitz Institute, the number of girls having dwindled since her arrival over a year ago; though they are still somewhat distant, the girls are more tolerant of Amelia’s oddities as time goes on, sharing their culture and language with her when they see to the trouble of it. Unfortunately, Levitz suffers due to low enrollment and lack of money, which means less food and colder nights of the oncoming winter. With perfect timing, two patrons, the Copelands, step in to help Levitz’ and its inhabitants. But it matters so little to Amelia. She finally hears from Parrington, but in the end, somewhere between the weather and the news she receives from her old home, she loses sleep, her appetite… and, naturally, falls very, very ill.