Phoebe and Gordan were in love and were going to get married, but she never heard from him again. When her parents died his uncle asked her to come live with him as a housekeeper, but when she gets there she learns he has died and Gordan is the new Lord. He is now terribly disfigured, and she realizes that's why he never came back to marry her.
After seeing a faerie castle and talking to Gordan's aunt, Phoebe becomes suspicious of how Gordan came to be like he is. She finds a letter that tells her Gordan stumbled into a faerie right and he was supposed to die, but because he saved a faerie he was saved. He had to return to the mortal world, hideous, and had seven years to find someone to take his place in the faerie world. Phoebe and Gordan become lovers, finally, and he loves her so much he goes to take his place in the faerie world before the faeries take her too. Phoebe finds him and tries to take his place, but he won't let her.
This report prepared by Rachael High