Samuel William Jarvis, a successful banker and bachelor, has an eye for beautiful things - including Catherine - who lives with him in his oasis of a home just a stone's throw from Cheshire's border. He has achieved all his ambitions and yet refuses to marry Catherine - believing marriage to be 'just a piece of paper'.
Likeable, level-headed Catherine, channels her love of history into her teaching profession at the local high-school. Though understanding of her partner's take on wedded bliss, she has recently decided that married life is for her as her sister has announced her engagement. Determined not to be outdone, Catherine expects to be wearing Sam's ring before February 29th is over.
With less than a week to Valentine's Day, Sam decides to find a gift as priceless as she is and one which will be the envy of her friends.
Sam's search leads him down the 'Corridors of Time' where he discovers three exceptional gifts and, in doing so, embarks on an amazing journey of self-discovery.