1958. When Kate Morgan's grandfather pleads cryptically that she "find the beautiful stranger," Kate jumps at the chance to get away from the family's failing San Francisco restaurant. Her search leads her to the Hotel del Coronado, where filming is underway for the movie Some Like It Hot, and she meets Marilyn Monroe. Offered a position at the hotel, Kate is sure the Coronado is her future. But the ghost of a woman who died in the hotel sixty years ago haunts the halls, and her life intertwines with Kate's. -- adapted from back cover.