Lord of the manor Percival Winstanley reveals a long ago love triangle leading to the death of his brother and the bewitching, from beyond the grave, of his son and heir Stephen.
Margie’s cousin Shyan is supposed to protect her. But he’s lured away by Winstanley’s cougarish housekeeper, Mrs. DePlessey, leaving Margie in the dubious care of servant Kern.
Unsure whom to trust, Margie turns first to artist Raphael Watts, also working at the house on a secretive annual pageant that seems to be key to her job prospects.
Meanwhile Stephen hovers in the background trying to draw her attention to a cottage across the river. Somehow the women who live there are a portent of Margie’s fate. If only Stephen can convince her of what lies in store, Margie can bring new hope to the manor and a life-changing love to its heir.