When the deputy sheriff kicked her out of the Fort Pierre dive, Lacey Beaumont realized she was on a one-way trip to nowhere. Still, with nothing better to do, she accepts a ride from a three-sheets-to-the-wind cowboy with amorous intentions. The ride takes her farther than she ever imagined...to another time entirely. The last thing that Luke McKenzie needs is to find a muddy, rebellious waif lying on the banks of the river near his home. Luke needs to focus on figuring out just who's trying to drive him away by ruining his ranch and stage station. Yet, he finds himself focusing on the unusual stranger with an unbelieveable story. Together, Lacey and Luke discover that love and commitment can overcome anything...even time and space.