One woman's search for her ancestry leads not only to skeletons in the closet...but to one buried in the back yard. Stephanie Kincaid's quest brings her to Olde Towne Portsmouth, where unseen forces drive her right into the path of ghosts and old mysteries...not to mention the arms of hunky firefighter Gage Dunbar. But is he who he seems to be? After a simple mistake reveals the truth, their romance heats up faster than a three-alarm fire. As she discovers clues about her ancestors, the ghost of a young girl appears and begs her to find her lost "teardrop." During a violent hurricane that wreaks havoc in the historic district, Stephanie also comes face-to-face with an evil spirit determined to keep other secrets hidden. In the aftermath of the hurricane she observes firsthand how a family comes together in a crisis-and how easily long-dead secrets can be uncovered.