Gwendolyn MacSween has been different and therefore ridiculed and hated by her clan all her life. She is accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be burned to death. She unexpectedly rescued by Alex MacDunn, laird of clan MacDunn, rivals to the MacSweens.
Alex saves the witch of his enemies's clan because he thinks she is his last hope to save the life of his beloved son. He is surprised to see the witch is not an old hag but a beautiful young woman. However, Gwendolyn is not a witch and has no magical powers to cure. She has to pretend she is a witch because Alex threatens her with death if she does not try to save his son.
Alex has lost his beloved wife and feels if he loses his son, he will die as well. Gwendolyn is an enigma to him. He vowed never to love again and yet this witch seems to have cast her spell over him. Gwendolyn, who has not known love in her life, falls in love with Alex as she gradually helps his son recover even without magic. But his enemies now see her as an enemy also.
This report prepared by L. Watson
Gwendolyn is sentenced to die at the stake as a witch in 13th century Scotland, but that's just where the story starts. Condemned by false accusations and spurned by her clan, Gwendolyn is rescued from the pyre by Mad MacDunn, a laird at the end of his rope and in search of a witch, his last chance to cure his dying son.
Alex MacDunn is beside himself with grief over the death of his wife and the failing health of his son. At his wit's end, he seeks out the witch of a rival clan as a last resort to save his son.
This report prepared by Karla Lang