Sara Wells is in Venice, preparing to leave on a fourteen day cruise to Greece, when Gertrude offers her the pocket watch. But Sara is a romance author and worries she'll fall in love. The problem is, she's already in love with Mark. She suspects he's ready to propose to her. She doesn't want to have to make that kind of choice.
But the universe unfolds as it should, and when humans close doors, fate often opens a window. And fate, with a little help from Gertrude, ensures that Sara encounters a traveler from the past as well as more intrigue than she can pack into the books she writes.