Four Stars: Romantic Times
Joanna Blake yearns to live in the present but a time slip keeps her anchored in the past. When she leaves her house, she’s transported to the Edwardian Age.
Dr. Will Thomas has sworn vengeance against the Blake family who swindled his grandfather out of a fortune.
Will Joanna trust him with her secret? Can Will put his family's vengeance aside to help her? More
Friends believe Joanna Blake suffers from agoraphobia. Joanna wants to live a normal life but when she steps outside, she finds herself in the past. When the vicar sends the new doctor around, she is dismayed. Here is another well-meaning person who’ll try to talk her out of her house.
Dr. William Thomas is bent on revenge. Malcolm Blake, Joanna’s grandfather, cheated his family, condemning them to a life of poverty. According to his family, the Blake’s stately mansion belongs to the descendants of Captain Thomas, his grandfather, who was hung for a murder he didn’t commit.
Will finds Joanna suffering from anemia and in need of immediate medical attention. Joanna takes a leap of faith and confides her time travel to Will. He listens to her story and convinces her to take him to the past. Surprisingly, she agrees. She is attracted to his determination and strength and believes he intends to help her find an answer to the curse she lives under.
Will thinks Joanna will confront her illness when nothing happens when they go outside. Much to his bewilderment, he also travels in the time slip. They stop to ask the date, and people throw stones at them. Will is injured and he and Joanna run back to the safety of her house.
During a visit his parents, Will asks for more information about what happened between the two grandfathers. Will’s father shows him an IOU. The IOU claims the Blake mansion as collateral for a loan to Malcolm Blake from Captain Thomas. Will shows the note to a solicitor who advises him to drop his claim. There is no way to verify the authenticity of the IOU after so many years have passed.
Will sees the time travel as a great opportunity to confront Malcolm Blake and claim what rightfully belongs to his family. His growing attraction to the heiress complicates this task. Even though he feels guilty about not telling her why he wants to go back to the past, he knows she will refuse to take him if he tells her the truth.
He can’t go back without her.
Caught in a web of lies and deceit, Joanna and Will must solve the mystery of what happened so long ago. Their courage and love forges a bond that transcends all time.