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Isobel Gamble is a young seamstress when she sets sail from Scotland in the early 1800s with her husband, Edward. An apothecary who has fallen under the spell of opium, his pile of debts has forced them to flee Glasgow for the New World. But only days after they've arrived in Salem, Edward abruptly joins a departing ship as a medic, leaving Isobel alone to make her way by any means possible. When she meets a young Nathaniel Hawthorne, the two are instantly drawn to each other. As the weeks pass, Nathaniel and Isobel grow closer and closer. Together, they are a muse and a dark storyteller, the enchanter and the enchanted. But which is which?