It is 1927, and Ellen Hern, now a wealthy widow, is returning to her childhood home in Appalachia. She wouldn't have personally chosen the move - which will cause her to relive painful experiences at Arrowwood Estate - but the local authorities have requested help in solving her husband's mysterious death.
When she left nine years before, Ellen carried with her much bitterness over the loss of Lane Dalton's love - and the community that shunned her when her father was imprisoned. What she didn't take with her was her childhood faith.
How can Ellen face the haunting past, in addition to the present-day mysteries at Arrowwood? Can she rediscover love and faith while under the cloak of choking suspicions?