Lucy McLaren went back to her family name after she and her long-term partner split. The McLaren family history and their cottage in Somerset in England drew her inexorably to the past and gave it an importance that she was unable—or perhaps, unwilling— to explain. As her daughter Beth grew older and began to question the past, and Lucy's relationship floundered, she knew the only away to save her sanity, and justify her actions to her daughter, was to go back and seek out the man she had fallen in love with many years ago. Could she tell her daughter that her whole life had been a lie? And will the love of her life still be there when Lucy returns to the nineteenth century?