Cassandra is stuck in a beach house for the summer with her mom and stepdad. After she gets in trouble for a prank she is left with little to do but spend time on the beach, which is where she meets Lawrence. The two hit it off right away even though Lawrence is more prim and proper than Cassandra. When they both claim to live in the house just through the bushes behind them, they figure out that they are from different times - Cassandra from 2016 and Lawrence from 1925. Their romance seems to defy time but when Cassandra sees that an event in the past has a direct effect on her present, she decides they can't see each other anymore. It's a smart decision but it might be impossible for her to follow through on it after she learns that Lawrence will be murdered in less than two weeks.
If you are a fan of Nicholas Sparks or the many romance movies out there about doomed love then this is the book for you. I am not that person so it was not the book for me. Ugh. Overwrought with emotion and many opportunities to make things work out with a bad guy I saw the first time he entered the narrative. Still, I have ordered a copy for my library because it seems exactly like the book my girls will love.