The protagonist Del, is a 23 year old who had served the Union Army during the Civil War. During the spring of 1865 as the war is coming to a close, Del stumbles onto a cave. He finds a chest of golden coins. He believes this is a lost treasure that will make him a fortune. Del discovers that what he thinks is a treasure is a curse. His treasure reveals a world of magic that leads him on a fast paced adventure. He is also joined by new friend Willow. Beneath the layer of a fast paced adventure is the story of friendship. As magic and myth unfold, the three friends work together to save Del from the curse of the golden coins.
Kaye Pascal is a lover of history who does a lot of research on 19th century America. She is also an avid reader and writer. She has bought those three facets together and crafted her debut novel in 1865. She enjoys small town life in rural Arkansas amid catalpas and magnolias.