After all of Kat's friends and siblings were married, they made it their job to find her a husband. Then her company had to lay her off along with a third of the workforce.
Kat needed to find work far away from her meddling friends and family. She found a teaching position at a grade school on Yesterday Island, a small island in the Bering Strait.
In a story that weaves the past with the present, Kat is taken under the wing of the local peace officer. He introduces her to a new friend who opens the door to learning about two young people from the past and how their story affected the present day lives of the people on Yesterday Island.