This is the story of Charlotte Woods, who once found an old photograph of a ruined house. She felt drawn to the ruins, and her unexpected good fortune of winning the lottery enables her to fulfil her dream of rebuilding it. When she visits the local pub, she meets Adam Dennington, with whom she was destined to fall in love. Adam tells her about the haunting of the house she has just rebuilt. She is to find out for herself whether it is true or just an old wives tale. Then she finds an old pendant with the picture of a man painted on the centre stone, which, according to legend, Adam says was cursed by an old witch.
Charlotte gradually realises that she has been reincarnated and is living Fern Forresters life in her dreams. She experiences the fear of being accused of witchcraft and chased by Cromwells men through the forest in seventeenth-century England, in search of the man she loves. The hand of God saved Fern from a cruel death the first time, and she offers Edmund another chance. Will his gallant effort save her the second time?