Certain that the New Orleans plantation of Shadow Oaks holds the secrets of her own shadowy heritage, Tori has just flown there from San Francisco. Driving through the sultry southern night with an ancient diary beside her, she thinks it's her eyes playing tricks when a bolt of lightning suddenly explodes in the road before her. One minute, the car is spinning wildly out of controll; the next, Tori awakens in a horse-drawn carriage, gazing up at the handomest man she'd ever seen.
He calls her his wife - but Guy Rouchard's gray eyes blaze with savage fury. Fate had swept Tori back more than a hundred years to put her in another woman's place. Now she must race against time itself to change the tragic past and claim her future with the man she will love through all eternity.