In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city's trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer. After Clara's tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman's child. But rather than the joy of birth, Madlen walks into an accusation of murder and witchcraft because of her extraordinary gifts. Forced to flee her own town, she establishes a new identity in the home of her aunt.
"this is one of the worst books"
When high-spirited Lea travels abroad, staying in the little English village of Gatingstone, she never suspects that she will meet her perfect dream man there. Like her literary ideal, Mr. Darcy, Ethan appears at first to be a true gentleman. But when Lea gradually changes under his influence, she finds the road to true love much rockier than she ever expected.