In 1660 New England, magic is something to be feared and avoided. No one but the most desperate dares to climb Proposal Rock, where the Devil himself is said to wander. Only the guilt 16-year-old Anne feels over a kiss she shared with her best friend's husband could persuade her to venture there.
While searching the forest, Anne meets the dreaded witch, Amabel, who guides her to discover that she possesses mysterious powers of her own. Anne tries to turn her back on this talent and immerse herself in the mundane life of her village, vowing never to return to Proposal Rock. But neither the Devil, nor the dark magic of the forest, will let her go that easily. She discovers that her fate is entwined with forest in ways she never could have imagined.
Anne falls in love with a mysterious young man she meets in the forest, but begins to suspect his intentions are deadly. Still, she can't stay away from him.
Anne will be forced to use her gift when the dark forces of Proposal Rock threaten her family. But her neighbors turn on her, and she is forced to make a choice: reveal her power and face a death sentence, or deny it and lose everyone she loves. Either decision will change her world forever.