Lepa mladenka Clare je noro zaljubljena v prijaznega knjižničarja Henryja. Prepričana je, da sta ustvarjena eden za drugega. Njuna ljubezen je nekaj posebnega. Henry se je rodil z genetsko napako, zaradi katere neprestano potuje skozi čas. To pomeni, da se Clare in Henry velikokrat kar naenkrat znajdeta eden brez drugega, ne da bi vedela, kdaj se bosta spet srečala.
When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare.