With the death of her beloved father, Rose Sorvino's life was about to change in ways she could never have believed possible. Leaving her childhood home in Colorado Springs, Rose and her dog Snow headed for Solana Beach in San Diego to begin a new life. In a local antique shop Rose purchases an ancient ankh pendant with a ruby rose in the center. She later learns that the pendant grants the owner immortality. Unaware that another is searching for the pendant, Rose soon finds herself in great danger. The pendant, having the unknown power of protecting its owner, transports Rose and Snow back into the past to Colorado Springs in the eighteen hundreds. This is where she meets Doctor Elijah Hamilton.