The heroine is Magy, an independent middle aged woman who has been a widow for 10 years. She was not looking for any changes in her life. When Magy is called to aid in a difficult birth for another clan her life will not ever be the same. Edwarde is the chieftain of the neighboring clan. He is a widower himself who viewed marriage as a necessity for men only to produce heirs.Edwarde becomes very intrigued with Magy but tries to keep a distance as he has given a pledge to marry the daughter of the border clan for the peace of his clan.. Neither planned what was to happen next but no matter what happens they cannot ever go back to the lives they had before.