Madeleine knows she is a nothing, just a mere daughter of a country doctor. Justin is one of the leading nobles in the area. However, somehow she and Justin, Lord de Harcourt meet, begin to see each other, fall in love, and marry in six weeks. Now she heads with her new spouse to his home at foreboding Steying Hall.
Her arrival at her husband's home seems eerie to the frightened woman as she begins seeing ghosts, especially of victims of Justin's ancestors. The visits while awake and asleep increase when Justin goes off to work for his government and assist the French nobility escaping the terror. When he returns, he scoffs at her sightings until he realizes that someone, living or dead, wants to murder his wife. Justin willingly risks his own life to try to keep his beloved safe.
Penelope Neri provides her readers with an exciting ghostly historical romance that never slows down until the truth is revealed. The story line haunts the reader with its Gothic late eighteenth century isolated feel as the audience spookily hears the MOONSHADOW with every turn of the page.