Young Phoebe can tell that something is happening at Gardiner Hall as she watches the commotion from the cottage she shares with her mom. She can see men working on the lawn cleaning up the garden and cleaning up the house. It's almost as if someone is planning to move in to the long-empty estate, but that can't be. That would mean trouble for Phoebe. Phoebe and her mother moved to the cottage in the Cotswold Hills of England with the understanding that they might not stay long. The cottage, after all, is on the property of Gardiner Hall; if anyone moves into the hall, Phoebe and Mam have to leave. How surprising when it's old Mr. Gardiner himself who has hired men to clean up the place Soon, Gardiner moves in, along with his amnesiac son, his widowed daughter, and her blind son, Robbie. When Phoebe meets Robbie, she knows it means she may have to leave her happy cottage, but her mother brightens the day by gifting Phoebe with a beautiful and mysterious locket. What is the truth behind the locket, and who's hiding a big secret in Gardiner Hall?
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