Technology heiress Contessa Harper was born into a life of wealth and privilege, so when a strange little woman in pearls appears at her bedside, rambling on about fate and destiny, Tess is certain the lady has kidnapping and ransom on her mind. Hoping to thwart the woman, Tess agrees to take a look at her true fate and suddenly finds herself transported back in time to 1885 Kansas—right into the arms of the crudest man she's ever met.
Rugged farmer Joseph Maguire is used to living life his own way—quiet and alone. But Tess must convince stubborn Joseph to make a place in his life for his two orphaned nieces if she has any hope of returning to the 21st century. What Tess doesn't count on is the longing she feels every time Joseph pulls her into his arms, or her growing attachment to two precious little girls who desperately need a mother. Could this man—this family—be her true destiny?