Paulette O'Connell is determined to find a way to provide for her unborn but not unwanted child. Abandoned by the child's father, she has few skills and nowhere to call home. Except for Twin Oaks now owned by her estranged sister. She implores her sister to take her in which she reluctantly does. While exploring the mysterious attic of the antebellum plantation, Paulette accidentally summons her grandfather's annoying ghost. But he won't rest in peace again until she figures out why she called out to him in the first place. At their Halloween party he makes a sudden unwanted appearance, putting her and her sister's plans for Twin Oaks in serious jeopardy.
Zak Markel is desperate to find the final element to create the elusive and alchemical Elixir of Life, the Hail Mary attempt to save his brother's eyesight. Instead, he discovers the woman of his dreams in the smart and beautiful Paulette, distracting him from his focus at the worst possible time. When his brother's sight is mysteriously saved, suspicions and questions abound but everyone is overjoyed. As much as Zak longs to convince Paulette to give him a chance, she is determined to deny him, to stand on her own, even before the father of her unborn child returns to interfere and claim his paternal rights.
Can Zak convince Paulette to open her mind and follow her heart to true happiness before it's too late?
[Originally published in 2014 as Remnants]