Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, is with child again. But none of her previous pregnancies have come to term. Then she discovers a hidden letter from her physician that warns her husband that she will not survive another pregnancy. Anxious to provide her husband with an heir, Fleetwood is distraught. Wandering the woods of Pendle Hill, she meets a young woman named Alice Gray. Alice, a midwife, promises to help Fleetwood deliver a healthy baby. But soon Alice is drawn into the frenzied accusations of witchcraft sweeping the countryside. Now Fleetwood must risk everything to prove Alice's innocence in order to save her own unborn child.