An old man whom practical-minded Charleston real estate agent Melanie Middleton met only days as died, leaving Melanie his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog-and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets. Enter Jack Trenholm, a writer who believes the diamonds that went missing from the Confederate Treasury more than a century ago are hidden in Melanie's new home. He decides to turn the charm on with the new tenant, only to discover that he's suddenly the smitten one. It seems Jack's search had caught the attention of a possibly malevolent ghostly presence. Now Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak-and even murder.