This is the 2nd book in the Foothill Spirits Series, set in 1832, depicting the fictional Douglas family. Heather Jean awakens on Maggie Sue's grave and quickly moves off. She inadvertently stands on Morning Glory's burial mound and thereby desecrates it. Her spirit travels back to 1832, and inflicts on Morning Glory the same conditions that afflicted Maggie Sue in Book One. More
Heather Jean's spirit merges with the ghost of Morning Glory after desecrating her burial mound and travels back to 1832, causing the same conditions in Morning Glory that afflicted Maggie Sue in a previous generation: nightmares, visions, reading without schooling, predicting the future, etc. Her mama becomes concerned and wonders what the connection is between Maggie Sue and Morning Glory, especially when she cries in the middle of the night for Nana. Who is Nana?
In the 29 years since Maggie Sue's untimely death at twelve, the accusations that she was a witch had become legend in the hill country of Southern Ohio, and for the settlers who remembered the child who healed them of typhoid fever, then died herself on Halloween. Even runaway slaves heard of Maggie Sue decades after her death and used her headstone as a guidepost as they crossed the Ohio River and followed the North Star to Canada, and freedom. It is said her tombstone still stands to this day, with the word "witch" carved on the back.
Morning Glory, with a Paleface papa and a Shawnee mama, struggles to find her true self as she helps her family hide runaway slaves while hiding from the militia themselves. However, the greatest danger are the bounty hunters who act like scavengers chasing prey as they trail escaping slaves across Ohio and the Great Lakes into Canada.