Love is a powerful force.
Love will define the choices of two girls born a century apart. Choices that will impact not only themselves, but the lives of those they love.
One act of desperation in a moment of fear.
Eulie, born into slavery, had suffered at the hands of cruel men. She was haunted by the heartbreaking choice she made.
Leela, the child of a marriage based on lies, is haunted by nightmares, and dreams she can’t remember. Bullied because of her stutter, she refuses to speak. More than anything, she wants to be like other teenage girls.
When Leela goes to live in her grandmother’s Ante Bellum mansion in the segregated South, she discovers a story inscribed within the beautiful old mural in her bedroom. Lonely, she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the artist. Digging into the past, she uncovers a secret so shocking, it upends everything she has ever believed. But when the past and present collide, the lives of those she loves are threatened.
Will the cost of revealing the truth about her family’s past be worth the price she will have to pay?