When Ruth marries Robert Dowland, she has no idea of the impact Robert’s first wife, Madeline, had on everyone’s life. Ruth must prove her worth to long time housekeeper, Mrs. Billy, and overcome all the vivid memories of Madeline, as well as make friends with those who talk about Madeline as if she were still alive. Then, Ruth finds Madeline's journal and discovers a dreadful horror.
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While Nettie is shopping at the market, her cart collides with another cart pushed by a nice-looking man. A week goes by, and she runs into the same man at the post office. They get acquainted and learn their deceased spouses are buried in the same cemetery. They also learn from each other that their children want them to sell their houses and move in with them.
When Caroline’s sister, Debra, arrives for their grandmother’s funeral, Caroline’s life slowly begins to shatter. Debra clings to Michael, Caroline’s husband, in a way that should make her concerned, but she tries to brush the suspicion from her mind. When Caroline, Michael and Debra meet with the lawyer for the reading of the will, the real truth about Debra begins to unfold. Caroline is haunted by her grandmother’s warning regarding her husband and her sister.
Small town lawyer Willis Scrapton is fed up with businessman Hank Wilson and envies the power he wields in their town. Willis decides he wants to rise to a higher level of power - forget about being a lawyer; he wants to be governor. He has devised a scheme that he believes will set him on track for success. Now it’s time to implement his plan - and live the life he deserves.