As Missy attempts to trace her heritage, her step-father, Charlie, takes her to meet his relatives in the Ozarks. Missy’s mother had never allowed her to visit these relatives before, as she considered them to be “hillbillies”, and way below her standards. But now, her mother was out of the picture, and Missy’s adventure can begin.
This road trip into the mountains leads her to the Boone docks, where the Boone family has lived for a hundred years. She learns about the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud as well as out-houses, long-legged spiders and bluegrass music in which a harp is played by one’s mouth. She is also introduced to sassafrass tea. When her mischievous cousins add a secret ingredient to the tea, Missy is transported to a place with a castle and a dragon and a handsome earl with a Scottish accent.
Missy tries to dismiss this dream, as she has dismissed so many similar ones recently. But this one was so vivid, she can’t help thinking it meant something. She never tells anyone about it, not wanting her new relatives to question her sanity.
When she and Charlie arrive home from their trip, Missy is met with a surprise. The dreams suddenly make sense, but Missy is still reluctant to accept this hearsay. She has accepted her life as it is, and she loves her new hillbilly relatives. She doesn’t need anything more.
But, when she is introduced to a dusty, old Celtic harp that transforms itself at her very touch, she realizes that her destiny has been predetermined. And, like it or not, her life was about to change.