A woman appears in the village, apparently with innocent intent, but it transpires that she is there for a reason, and even this reason holds a far darker secret. Peter Shortbody has a dream, and discovers that he can if he so wishes make the dream come true, but should he do so, and what will be the consequences? Out of a sad event Emily receives good news, but even the good news is hard for her to come to terms with, and Will must try to see his beloved through her uncertainty. Percival had quite accepted that his life would be with Sally, but now Louise has entered the arena of his emotions again, and thrown this aspect of his life into new chaos, and his recent actions in regard to the cult from the West – Country have serious consequences, but perhaps this is only the beginning. Victoria has her portrait painted, and is at pains to be sure how she otherwise feels toward the painter, whilst suffering another dilemma; should she tell her brother that Rebecca’s child is also his child? Meanwhile, something is found under the floorboards of Orchard House, which takes Michael on a voyage of ultimately astonishing historical discovery, and he and Elin have an announcement to make to the world. Tara continues her musical career, whilst her sister, Rosie, must decide whether her new love for Quentin and his for her will survive her telling him that she is a witch. Rebecca is forced to leave the sanctuary of the village, and an ancient curse puts her in new and mortal danger.