Within Lancashire, 1612, Fleetwood Shuttleworth is only 17 years old but married and pregnant for the fourth time...
However, she still has no living child and her husband Richard is itching for an heir.
But when she crosses paths with Alice Gray, a young midwife, she promises to help Fleetwood give birth to a healthy baby.
Meanwhile, Alice is drawn into witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west and Fleetwood risks everyone to try and help her.
But the legendary witch trials are approaching and Fleetwood's stomach is growing by the minute...
Are both of their lives at stake?
'Assured and alluring' - Jessie Burton.