She finds the ultimate love of her life in another time...and as a man.
Jessie Wharton is a teacher in the twenty-first century. Or at least she was. Taking her history class to visit the ruins of a historic fort in West Texas, the scorching heat turns her world upside down. Suddenly nothing is the way it is supposed to be. She is no longer Jessie Wharton. She is Jesse Webster. She isn't a teacher. She is a private in the US army, stationed at Fort Callaghan, a completely functional outpost. And it is 1867. Worse, she isn't a she any longer. She is a man. A man who is finding himself falling in love with a fellow soldier named Martin Parrish. Together they discover love in the scorching Texas heat, in a time when the merest breath of homosexuality is enough to have the accused whipped to death...if the native Indians don't scalp them first.