This book is about a young Jewish girl who survives the tragedy of losing her parents at a young age. She is raised by a loving grandmother. After a five-year marriage dissolves, Deborah Hoffman inherits her grandmother's Victorian mansion in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. While maintaining the property, a local handyman not only helps repair her home but also helps her to better recognize a drawing in her spirit. As a stringer at the local newspaper, her life is filled with suspense, tragedy, another unique inheritance, betrayal, political corruption, and an incoherent hunger for God.