by Lise McClendon
Behind the golden stone walls of a village in France, American Merle Bennett finds solace from her grief while renovating her late husband's ancestral home. But things don't go as planned. Soon any calm she feels in her French summer is overshadowed by secrets from the past. A crumbling house, a deranged squatter, a surprise in the garden house -- all must be resolved before Merle can go home.