To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own
father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was
overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, two
remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century, their
bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful--a secret realm only
Olivia and Victoria were the beloved daughters of a man who never fully recovered from his wife's death bearing them in 1893. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate, managing not only a household but her rebellious twin's flights of fancy. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world. She embraced the women's suffrage movement and dreamed of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the first world war escalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever.