What if Beth March had lived? Sarah Hastings, fleeing her latest foster home, gets caught in a thunderstorm. When the skies clear, she finds herself in 1862 Concord, Massachusetts, at the home of the March family from "Little Women." Marmee and the girls embrace Sarah as their own. Sarah meets her new neighbors, the Laurences, and their houseguest, Captain James Harrison, a battle-weary Civil War veteran. James and Sarah find an instant attraction at a dinner party held in his honor, and keep running into each other--even in Washington, DC, when Sarah and Jo visit the Capital City to see Mr. March. When Beth falls ill with scarlet fever, Sarah saves her life with 21st century medicine. Beth blossoms into an outgoing young woman who pursues her dream of a career in music--and also pursues the handsome Captain Harrison. Whom does he choose--Beth or Sarah?