Jenna's earliest memory is of her mother's feet dangling in dust motes, her corpse hanging from a beam. When Jenna's own life falls apart, her earliest memory becomes her anchor; she too wants to be free. Vincent is Jenna's adopted brother, her psychiatrist, and perhaps her only friend. He takes her to the cottage for recovery, determined to rescue his sister from herself. The cottage awakens Jenna to the psychic world; the voices of the past and what happened on the border.
Author Heather Simpson takes a cruise to Morocco where she meets Ghalib, a French-Moroccan aristocrat who seems to know everything about her and invites her into his home and into his heart. Once home, Heather faces a dilemma. Are we destined to meet the love of our life for only a fleeting moment, leaving us thinking, 'Did fate work so hard to bring us so little or is there more to come?'