Scotland, 1245. Jenna MacReynold, the eldest daughter of her clan's chieftain, is doomed to be the wife of a murderous local clansman. In order to save herself and her younger sister, she summons a ghost who owes the first born of every generation of her family. She orders him to bring her a husband, one who is simple and easily maneuvered. Her wish is granted and she finds herself married to an invalid stranger.