Hope McLean had been in love with a dream, but married into a nightmare. Now it was time to wake. Her abusive, addict of a husband had torn her self-esteem to shreds, now it was up to her to sew it back together.
Since discovering the journals of Britt McLean during a high school assignment, Hope had been obsessed with the historical figure and immersed herself in his family history, surrounding herself with McLean possessions and even purchasing the Victorian home of his widow. During her research, she'd met his great-great-great grandson, who turned out to be the direct opposite of the man of her tender fantasies. Just when she decides to rid of herself of the loser, she is startled to receive help from none other than Britt McLean himself - - in the form of a ghost.
Britt has returned to Hawkings House to be near his last remaining journal, an anchor to his existence. As if over a hundred years of watching his family live and die weren't heartbreak enough, seeing the waste of human life this descendant has turned out to be is humiliating and infuriating. In helping Hope, he inadvertently reveals himself. Despite the fact that interaction with her in unwise, discovering her feelings for him is love he can't refuse, he has been too lonely too long.
Ms. Lynn offers readers and enticing tale that is difficult to put down. The only thing about it that slowed me down was toward the end, I felt that the conflict was drawn out too long, could have been resolved sooner.