In 1895 New York, Tobias Rakes returns home after spending the last few years fighting Indians in the Dakotas. He is not the immature youth who left to join the military after his father disowned him. Instead, he returns home to nurse an injured foot and an emotionally battered mind.
Rakes uses his inheritance from his grandmother to buy run down Crowfoot Castle, planning to restore the place to its former glory. This surprises many folks since the two families have been feuding for years. Even more shocking is that he hires Genevieve Crowfoot to serve as his housekeeper. The castle's ghost Granny Crowfoot tries to run Tobias off, but in spite of her efforts, he and Genevieve fall in love. However, an unknown assailant wants to do more than just run Tobias out of the castle, he wants to kill him. If the duo survives the attacker and the disdain of their families, a long-term relationship could blossom.
BITTERSWEET SUMMER is a jocular blending of supernatural elements within an angst-laden historical romance. The witty lead characters are an enchanting duo, but it is the lively ghost who steals the show. With elements of intrigue enhancing the fast-paced, genuine feeling story line, readers will find it impossible not to finish this novel in one setting. Rachel Wilson demonstrates her flair for writing a clever tale with this superb tale.