When the old woman appeared at her bedside, Tess Harper's first thought was that she was being kidnapped and held until her wealthy parents could pay a hefty ransom. She never fathomed that she would be brought back to the year 1885 and left in the middle of Kansas. Tess finds herself faced with two motherless little girls without a home and a stubborn but handsome man who is the only person who can care for them. Before she can be returned to her time, Tess must ensure that the lovely little girls have a place in recluse Joseph Maguire's home and heart. Joseph has many enchanting qualities. Although he drives Tess mad with his hard-headed ways, she cannot keep her blood from boiling every time he touches her. She knows the girls should be with Joseph, but where does she belong? As a mother to the children and in the arms of the man she is oddly attracted to, or in the future where only the dream of love awaits her.