Kelly is in the wedding of an old college friend. She is miserable. After thirteen years she still misses her husband Michael. Kelly needs to get away from the reception. She goes walking on the grounds of the mansion in near New Orleans where the reception is. She sees an old oak tree and something funny happens. She gets zapped back in time to 1888. A little girl named Lizzie comes upon her in the woods. Lizzie thinks she is a fairy and wants her wishes. Kelly follows Lizzie to her home. Lizzie's father, Daniel, reminds Kelly of Michael. Daniel thinks her sees his dead wife the first time her sees Kelly. They have an immediate attraction to each other. What will happen? Will Kelly get back to 2001?
Summary from goodreads:
After existing in a fog since the death of her beloved husband, Kelly Brennan is suddenly ready to take control of her life. Only she didn't expect her new life to begin in post-Civil War New Orleans. Kelly isn't sure if she's losing her mind or just enjoying a really good dream ... one chat comes complete with a man who looks strikingly similar to her late husband. Widower Daniel Gilmore is the epitome of the Southern gentleman: charming, handsome and with a devilish glint in his eye that calls to the dormant heart she's locked away.
In the years since Daniel's wife passed away he has shuttered himself off from those dearest to him, and not even his precocious daughter Lizzie has been able to draw him out of his misery.
But then Lizzie brings home a strange woman in a dreadful gown who speaks about odd things called "automobiles" and "telephones" -- a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to his wife. With a daughter in need of a mother and a heart in need of love Daniel yearns to keep Kelly by his side ... provided he can let go of the past long, enough to live in the present and convince Kelly that his present is where she belongs...
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