A 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed.
Abby Thomas' 11-year-old student Merri is finally warming up to her. And her friendship with John Roberts is also heating up. He's definitely marriage material. Except for the fact that when she tells him about Beautiful Houses he thinks she's crazy.
Because a computer program that allows you to rewind and fast-forward the lives of people from long ago is surely pure fantasy. But then John sees for himself that it's not.
Together they use Beautiful Houses to help the "Old Dears" next door with their family tree. Rummaging around in their history, they discover that the 85-year-old twins have been keeping a secret from each other since 1941. And the ladies' ancestors have a few secrets of their own, too.
Convicted in 1871 of murder and arson, Reuben Buchanan is a blight on the Old Dears' family name. But was he really guilty? Abby and John must get inside the mind of a murderer to find out.
But there are also heroes in the ladies' family tree—like Reuben's ancestor Nathan Buchanan. Abby and John's amazing software takes them on a virtual trip back to 1803 when Nathan log cabin sat just outside Lewis and Clark's Camp River Dubois where the men spent the winter gathering supplies and training for their cross-continental expedition.
Nathan Buchanan's cabin was added onto through the years, and at one time it was a stage coach inn called Shake Rag Corner. Today it is a condemned derelict. But while watching its history unfold, Abby and John discover a 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed—and that God's promise to bless a thousand generations really is true.