This is the tale of a girl named Mary Chelsea set in the Eighteenth century and based in and around her village of Appleby, England. It is a tale of love, friendship, hope and intrigue. Mary finds herself pulled head first into a hurricane of events that surround her family and friends. There are dark secrets that lie beneath the peaceful exterior of Appleby and Mary is thrust into a series of shadowy events that throw her normal daily life into turmoil. Why do Mary's nightmares seem to be getting worse? Who is the strange fellow that Mary's sister has wed? What connections does he have with the castle? Is there something that Mary doesn't know that the other villagers do? Will Mary ever get to sit with her best friend under the old oak again? There are many unanswered questions surrounding her quaint little village that Mary must find out, before it's too late! Join Mary and her friends and family as they go on a journey of excitement and adventure. How will Mary react when she learns the perfect environment she has grown up in is not as crystal clear as it's been made out to be? Will the nightmare that plagues her defeat her in the end?