Tamar seemed doomed to violent death when the witch hunter came to Plymouth. Uneducated yet intelligent, she attracted the attention of Bartle Cavill, lusty gentleman-adventurer, home from the Spanish Main; and Humility Brown, the Puritan. Both men attracted her as she attracted them, for different reasons: one represented passion and the other piety. The story shifts to Plymouth, New England, where a handful of brave men and women work towards the founding of a nation where men and women might be free. A very good historical novel of the beliefs about witches in the England of the late 1600s and the struggle of the Puritans to found a refuge in a wild new country.