Two years after her life was altered in a car wreck, Bethany James found freedom. It came in the form of the River if Time, sweeping her away from her old life, to 1895. But awakening in Juneau, Alaska, Bethany discovered a whole new batch of problems. For one thing, she had been separated from her sisters--the only ones with whom she shared perfect harmony. And the widowed mine-owner who found her--Matthew Gray-- was hardly someone with whom she expected to connect. Yet struggling to survive, drawing on every skill she possessed, the violet-eyed beauty found herself growing into a stronger person. She was learning to trust, learning to love. And in helping Matt do the same, Bethany realized the laments of the past were only too soon made the sweet strains of happiness.
At the Drexel Cemetery in the Wyoming mountains, the three James sisters sing Christian songs at the burial of local witch Yolanda D'Arcy. No one else, including the caretaker, Digger Phelps, attends the ceremony. Soon a fog comes out of nowhere and engulfs the threesome. Fifth grade school teacher Bethany James quickly realizes that she is no longer in modern day Wyoming, but quickly learns that instead is in 1895 Juneau, Alaska without her two siblings to accompany her.
Description by Harriet Klausner
Architect Matthew Gray grieves the loss of his father when Bethany lands at his feet. Matthew, who believes someone is sabotaging his family's mining operation, wonders what to do with this bewildered witch, who soon takes over the local teaching position. As they fall in love, will Bethany be able to make the commitment to Matthew; an emotion she never could do in what was her birth decade.