When Sheriff George Tyler steps into footprints in 1888 and time-travels to the future, his journey is difficult and when he arrives, everything is not what he expected. He’s anxious to go home again, to track down the third and final man who’d murdered his wife and unborn child. But while he waits for the footprints that will take him home, he meets Melody Song. She’s pregnant and needs a short-term, pretend husband. He realizes that he can’t go back to his time without helping her, especially after he learns that she’s the person who took care of what he had come to handle.
Melody knows that she’s asking a lot from George Tyler. But her grandmother is dying and she’d do far worse than take a stranger to her grandmother’s home and pass him off as her husband, if it keeps her grandmother from worrying about her.
However, neither Melody nor George realize that danger awaits them in the idyllic Napa Valley and that someone will stop at nothing to ensure that Melody and her unborn child do not outlive Melody’s grandmother.
Against the backdrop of the glorious California wine country, this is a story of a man who is afraid to love again and a woman who won’t settle for less. It is a story of the enduring strength of family and the peril of greed. This is a story about making choices and taking risks again.