Fifteen year old Beth Burnham has just discovered her cousin Charlie Davis in her woodshed. He's a welcome distraction from the stresses of her everyday life, but things get complicated when they both discover that they are cousins whose relationship spans a hundred years! Charlie is a teenager in 1895. Beth is a teenager in 1995. Whose time are they in, Beth's or Charlie's? And when they finally figure it out, they realize that they now have a choice: does Beth decide to live as a nineteenth-century teenager so that she can escape the sad, dreary reality of her twentieth-century life? Or does Charlie come forward into the future in order to escape the life of the factory manager that he hates?
What are the ties that bind you to your time, place, and people?