The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers, she was only five, but she knew at once that it was "her house."
Twenty-five years later, by some strange twist of fate, she has just become the new owner of a sixteenth-century Wiltshire farmhouse. But Julia soon begins to suspect that it was more than coincidence that has brought her here.
As if Greywethers were a portal between two worlds, she finds herself abruptly, repeatedly transported back in time. Stepping into seventeenth-century England, Julia becomes Mariana, a beautiful young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love for Richard de Mornay, handsome forbear of the present squire of Crofton Hall.
Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past, falls ever deeper in love with Richard . . . until one day she realizes Mariana's life is threatening to eclipse her own . . . and that she must find a way to lay the past to rest or risk losing a chance for love in her own time.