Superior Guardian Angel Francesca is aghast when one of her angels asks for a vacation. On consideration, Franny takes Sylvia's protestations of stress to heart and agrees they will both take a short leave in an earlier, less stressful time: Louisiana, 1875. In 2005, Alaynia Mirabeau is thrilled when she inherits Chenaie, a southern plantation, from her aunt. Disillusioned with both her professional and love lives, she leaves Boston to examine the plantation and possibly move there. In 1875, Shain St Clair is having trouble trying to save Chenaie from the yankee carpetbaggers. Then a strange time machine lands practically in his lap and a gorgeous woman, who insists she owns Chenaie, complicates matters even more. As they watch over Alaynia, Franny and Sylvia encounter Basil, a ghost who has transported her back to the past for his own purposes. As Alaynia and Shain deal with the sabotage at Chenaie and their growing love, Franny and Sylvia try to reason with Basil. Eventually, matters come to a head. Will all right itself - both at Chenaie and in the angel world - in the end?