After Susan’s friends betray her on her last trip into the past, forcing her to return on her wedding day, the day she would have married James, a member of the most famous band of all time, she falls into a deep depression and can’t seem to shake herself out of it. Having James’s engagement ring on her necklace, along with the silver ballerina slippers, makes it even worse.
Michelle, her level-headed and successful attorney daughter, decides to get to the bottom of Susan’s melancholy, and when she finds out the truth about her mother’s trips into the past, she determines to go with her on one more time-travel journey to end the link between James and Susan once and for all. She contacts Marta, the remaining Haiti lady, who sent Susan on her previous time travel adventures, and both mother and daughter are transported back to December 1999, where James is scheduled to make his first public appearance since his wife passed two years previously.
Michelle’s well-intentioned plans go awry, however, when she encounters James’s son, an up and coming concert pianist as well as a spitting image of his father, and gazes into his captivating eyes.
Susan, wondering if she will be able to reunite with James once again, realizes he’s likely to have some serious trust issues concerning her. With her marriage falling apart back in the future, her heart’s desire is to somehow make him love her again and, this time stay in the past and change history.
Will she be able to, however, especially when Hilary, a gold-digging ex-courtesan, enters the scene just as determined to make James her own? Is the love between James and Susan strong enough to thwart Hilary’s plans, or will Susan be forced back to the future to live out the rest of her life in despair?