An antique hope chest containing five unique objects . . . five people inexorably drawn to the items inside . . . each sent to the past with the help of a magical matchmaker who assigns them a task to find their true love . . .
even across time. Unable to sell her work, frustrated artist Cynda Madison restores old paintings instead. When she works to bring back the damaged portrait of the very handsome, very sexy Prince Dimitri Karakov found in the ruined Chesterfield Hotel, she finds herself overwhelmingly drawn to the prince who died at a young age. When she finds an old hope chest, she ends up back in time in 1889 when The Chesterfield is very much a bustling resort and Prince Dimitri is a resident.
Alive and devastatingly handsome, Dimitri is even more irresistible. But can she prevent his death before she can return to her own time? Even more difficult, can she prevent herself from falling in love with him? Originally published as The Grand Design.