For eighth-grader Vanessa, the easy going life of summer vacation stretches
before her in all its glory. Her visions of sleeping late every morning, lounging around, and watching as much television as possible evaporate quickly, though. Her mother has arranged for Vanessa to spend two weeks with her aunt, uncle, and cousins-on a farm! This is definitely not in the plans she has in mind for her summer of 1967.
After settling in, however, new worlds open up as Vanessa gets to know her
relatives and their different way of life. After initiating their "city slicker" cousin to life on the farm, Emma, Luke, Daniel and their friend Jim introduce her to adventures she never dreamed she'd encounter. When the kids share the legend of a Civil War era ghost who haunts the area, and they become deeply entangled with the mysteries of an old, abandoned house, their exploits set them on a perilous path-a path that their curiosity and family loyalty dictate that they must follow.
As the kids rush headlong into deeper danger, they develop deeper friendships-ones that will help them emerge from their exploits in one piece. Tag along with Vanessa, Emma, Luke, Daniel, and Jim as they forge bonds that will endure beyond their unforgettable summer!