St Lucius Parrish, Louisiana 1855 – Sara Wade has inherited her grandmother's plantation, Harrogate. She is eager to live there, as this has been her childhood dream and also to get away from all the undesirable men who keep proposing marriage to her. It also gives her relief not to have to explain her ability to see ghosts to her closest friends.
She settles into her new home and has conversations with her dead grandmother. Sara is warned there is evil around the plantation but her grandmother tells her she must find out on her own exactly what type of evil wants to harm her and anyone else staying there. She encounters a ghost who it seems has loved her in another lifetime and will do anything to get her back, but also lurking is a ghost who will stop at nothing to make sure this does not happen.
I greatly appreciated the fact this was not your average ghost story. The storyline flowed easily and the characters were well defined. It was a treat to read a believable story with the time line of the 1800's. In that era it was rare to have a woman living alone without having tongues wag in disbelief. Elizabeth Sinclair has a flair for this genre of fiction, she knows what readers will believe and does not write boring books.