When practical-minded, no-nonsense Renata begins to have trouble sleeping, she decides hypnotism is the answer to her problem. But when the doctor puts her under, she finds herself in another time and place, about to be married to a devastatingly handsome stranger, Renata decided that either her therapist was losing his mind, or she was! Unable to return to her own era, Renata found life a tangled web back in 1880s Louisiana. Her unforeseen marriage to Nathan Blue was threatened by secrets she was only beginning to fathom, and her growing passion for her new husband was hampered by Victorian morals, which proclaimed a woman must perform her wifely duty, but never enjoy it. Despite the gulf between them, Renata vowed that nothing would keep her from loving the most deliciously alluring man she'd known in one hundred years!