This book is about 12-year-old Deliverance Trembley. She lives at her uncle's house near Salem, Massachusetts with her 18-year-old sister, Remembrance. Local girls start having seizures and start accusing local adults of witchcraft. A lady from church, Goody Corey, asked Liv to read an autobiography. Later, she is accused of being one of the witches. Darcy Cooper, whom the girls shelter during a blizzard, asks Mem to marry him. The sisters' uncle is away when Darcy asks to marry Mem, and never returns by the end. Since he is gone, they write to their brother, Benjamin, to ask him home. All ends well by the end of the book.