The Desperate Daughter: True & Tall Family Tales saga unfolds in VrSac, a prosperous town within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Buoyed by the belief that true love awaits her, Draga ingeniously keeps repulsing numerous gentlemen callers who compete for her hand in an arranged marriage. Her parents persist in inviting prominent bachelors to call on her in the salon of the Todorovic mansion. After years of unsuccessful matchmaking and her refusals to fulfill their expectations, the couple is furious. They threaten dreadful consequences should she dare to reject the next potential mate. The gorgeous Serbian lady would rather die as a spinster of twenty-two than become a sacrificial bride on the altar of societal conformity. Ahead of her time in 1899, she clings to the hope of marrying for love the man of her own choosing. There's no telling who will win. One thing is certain: Both parties are running out of time.