On New Year's Eve, eight sisters—octuplets—wait for Mommy to come back from the kitchen with eggnog and Daddy to come back from the shed with more wood for the fire.
But they—Mommy and Daddy, that is—don't. Come back. Ever.
It takes the sisters a few minutes to notice, but when they do it's just as we would expect. Disbelief! Outrage! Despair! But then a note appears, telling the girls that each one of them has a talent and a gift. They all must find theirs to learn what happened to Mommy and Daddy.
Okay, so that's how it begins. How does it end? Enter the world of the Sisters Eight to find out...