After her estranged grandmother's death, Ellie realizes the key to understanding her family's present strife is hidden deep in the past. Nancy Hope Wilson creates a strong, yet vulnerable heroine. Ellie's family didn't like Grandma Aurelia - no one had even seen the cranky old woman since she showed up at Ellie's mom's funeral five years ago. Ellie hadn't given her much thought - not until the woman left her Hart Farm. Not only did Ellie inherit the farmhouse where her mother had spent summers as a girl, she got everything in it - including an old suitcase full of diaries that her grandmother requested she read. But Grandma Aurelia had never been generous, and Ellie's father thinks there is a downside to the gift. When Ellie delves into the diaries, she uncovers a dark family secret.