Lottie and her mother, Louella, share a house in Victoria Court with Mr Magic and his son Baz.
Lottie is a child star, dancing and singing at the Gaiety Theatre to an enraptured audience, whilst Louella acts as Max Magic's assistant. But a road accident causes Lottie to lose her memory. Louella tries to help but the white mist remains. Then Lottie meets a boy with golden-brown eyes who calls her Sassy and accuses her of running away.
It is after this meeting that the dreams start, dreams of another life, almost another world, and Lottie, sharing them with Baz, begins to believe he knows more than he chooses to tell.