When Mary Corbett marries Jack Windom and they renovate the old La Fleur plantation and open the Blue Moon Bed & Breakfast Inn, she's sure she has found both the man and the security of her dreams. The strange events that brought her to this new-found happiness are behind them, and the future beckons brightly. She and Jack can continue working as estate appraisers to ease them over the rocky shoals of a new business. Partner Aunt Elizavon's demanding ways seem a small price to pay.
But bright flames cast shadows. Jack begins having nightmares that leave him shaken and worried about Mary's safety. Their search for Justine and Sadie, former servants at the old plantation, to bring them "home" seems doomed to failure.
On an appraisal assignment of an old hotel in another state, Mary has an alarming experience in which she feels a presence in her room, her first such encounter since she laid to rest the ghosts of the plantation. When she locates a long-hidden, valuable necklace secreted by the former owner of the hotel, she doesn't want to believe her strange psychic power to see the past is returning.
Meanwhile, in the small town where the two former plantation servants have retired to live out their remaining years, Voodoo Priestess Sadie's "spells" produce visions of death and danger so strong she insists on returning to the plantation to warn Mary. Unable to dissuade her, Justine accompanies her on the long journey back to St. Francisville.
In Boston, Elizavon hires a detective to investigate the past of the man her niece has married. She also hires the firm Mary works for to do an appraisal inventory on her house in Colorado, with the stipulation that Mary must do the job. Mary doesn't encounter any ghostly visions there but discovers that some of the most valuable paintings in her aunt's house are forgeries.
When she returns to the Blue Moon, her aunt has had a heart attack. Amid the turmoil that follows, Sadie's visions grow stronger and more frightening. Mary tries to ignore the threat of danger from the "Brown Man" of Sadie's visions but is far more shaken by Sadie's predictions of her own death.
In this sequel to her highly successful, Blue Moon, Ledbetter weaves the threads of her story into a tapestry of suspense that comes to a dramatic finale, which changes her heroine's life forever. Innovative and compelling. Romantic suspense at its best!