Delora November is a survivor--ask anyone in Redstar, Alabama, and they will tell you that. Her ex-husband put her in a burn ward and she came fighting back. She works three jobs and on the surface she's keeping it together.
Redstar itself works its own magic. When the thought of yet another hospital is too much, Delora turns to healer women she's heard might help. In the quiet, breathing depths of Bayou Lisse she meets Sophie Cofe.
It seems like magic indeed when Delora finds answers to questions she had yet to ask and cures for ills she had thought beyond fixing. But underneath her happiness there is still a lurking evil that can take away everything Delora--and Sophie--hold dear.