England, 1097. Alone, penniless and desperate, Claire finds sanctuary with an aging village healer, Nonna, who recognizes in Claire a kindred spirit who shares the powerful gift for the healing arts. Claire's newfound peace is shattered when Palmer Freeman, Nonna's long-lost son, returns for the Crusades, bitter and broken in spirit--only to find a mother who no longer recognizes him...and a "wife" he never knew existed. Mistrustful and wary, Palmer and Claire agree to share the one place they both call home, as they are drawn together in unexpected ways. But Claire's tragic past and Palmer's ceaseless torment threaten the love they most desire, until a bold act of courage offers love's greatest miracle-the gift of healing.