Transcending the dimension of time, a love letter found in a secret compartment of an antique desk magically seals the fate of two young people linked by destiny yet separated by more than one hundred years. When Scotty (Campbell Scott) discovers a poignant letter written by a mysterious woman called Lizzie ( Jennifer Jason Leigh), he cannot get her out of his mind. Putting thoughts of his upcoming wedding aside, he is compelled to write Lizzie a letter of his won. A romantic correspondance ensues and flourished into a love so powerful, not even a century and a half of time can keep them apart. Spanning an era from the Civil War to the present day, the perils of Lizzie’s war torn present threaten her safe passage into the future. Would thier love be strong enough to endure the test of time?