Emily Fergeson, a wealthy socialite in 1996, had spent her whole life trying to please others, but the day she decided to start living life for herself, an earthquake sent her back to a simpler time, 1882. Trapped near a Colorado silver mine, she was forced to rely on a total stranger for her survival. Handsome Royle Tremaine could be arrogant and stubborn, but Emily felt at home in his rustic cabin - and in his life. Like Emily, Royle battled demons from his past - a past that seemed destined to keep them apart. Royle had his whole future ahead of him. Bur for Emily, true happiness could only be found in the past.