"A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family."
Fifteen-year-old Renee Steele never understood what PaPa's words meant until she's caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older cousins. Their clashing attitudes regarding skin tone, trigger a sensitive nerve in their Grandma Bell. As tension mounts between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave. She's determined to stop it. Grandma Bell's narrative takes the girls back in time to uncover a hidden family secret. Her narrative begins with her forbidden courtship with PaPa, "Buck Steele", because their fathers are archenemies. After eloping, the newlyweds are forced to live with Buck's parents, Silas and Emma because of a lack of money. Grandma Bell's newlywed dreams turn into her worst nightmare, as she begins her married life as the despised dark-skinned daughter-in-law. Her presence does more than anger her in-laws . . . it haunts them!