This is a fairly well-written time travel romance with an intriguing plot. Awash in the social mores of the time and replete with historical detail, this is an entertaining time travel romance that is a cut above what one usually finds in this genre. Those who enjoy time travel romances will most certainly like this book.
Dr. Larryn Mueller is staying at the ancestral home of Chloe Seldrake, an elderly friend of hers, while in modern day London to attend a medical conference. It was once the home of Thomas Northby, the Duke of Seldrake, a handsome man whose portrait holds a place of prominence in the house in which he once lived.
During her first night there, a ghostly apparition makes its presence known. Realizing it to be none other than the Duke of Seldrake himself, gracing her with his ghostly presence, Larryn is intrigued by the phenomena. The next time he appears, she follows his apparition to the roof, only to be swallowed by a strange mist. When it clears, she finds herself in 1668, during the Restoration of the monarchy, when England was ruled by Charles II. She is still in the home of the Duke of Seldrake, only he is no longer an ephemeral apparition but, rather, a flesh and blood man.
The Duke is initially dumb-founded by Larryn's mysterious appearance out of nowhere and by her odd clothing, but he has weightier matters on his mind. It appears that he, also, is a medical doctor and is engaged in some dangerous activities. The Great Plague is consuming London, and he is determined to save the children of its victims, despite certain edicts of the King. In this venture, Larryn seeks to help him, but first she must gain his trust, just as she has secretly gained his heart.