Based on the first book of the popular Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard (over 7 million copies sold), set in the late 1800's.
When Mandie Shaw runs away from her log cabin home in 1899, she convinces Cherokee friends to help her escape into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
After a trecherous journey, they reach the extravagant mansion of Uncle John, only to discover that his ship has been lost at sea. The house staff, headed by caretaker Jason Bond kindly allows Mandie to remain.
When strange arrive claiming to be the rightful heirs to Uncle John's fortune, Mandie and her new friend Polly find themsevles in a race through hidden passages to locate Uncle John's will.
As her fortune hangs in the balance, Mandie mustovercome Polly's fear in time to find the key that unlocks the mystery of her heritage.
Based on the best-selling books by Lois Gladys Leppard.