The story of Isabelle of Langston and Hugh Fauconier, married by order of King Henry I. Called Belle from Hell by her serfs, and "Ma Belle Douce," or Sweet Belle, by her plain-faced husband, these two unlikely lovers find true happiness until a beautiful Breton sorceress steals Hugh away, and the fiery-tempered Belle disguises herself as a boy to seek out her beloved husband, only to be discovered by the sorceress's wickedly handsome brother, a man with an unsatiable sexual appetite, and a reputation for magic. Can Belle bring Hugh to his senses again, and break the spell? Does she even want to any longer? 12th C. England and Brittany.