The Secret of Laurel Oaks is by Lois Ruby. This story is based on the true history of one of the most haunted places in America. Daphne was a slave, now she is one of many ghosts who haunt Laural Oaks - once a beautiful plantation, now a bed and breakfast. Lila and her brother come to stay while their parents work in the area. Even as they arrive strange things begin to happen. Lila is convinced she must solve Daphne's secret to set her spirit free, but is this possible? A creepy tale of slavery, cruelty, betrayal, and ultimately hope.
Ratings: 6th grade - 7 out of 10.