Granny magic has gone out of style. The year is 1947 and Sydney Wagstaff's youthful love has returned from the war looking for peace and an ordinary life in the rural Oklahoma community where he grew up. He has a lingering affection for the girl he calls 'Blue Eyes,' but is taken aback to find she has changed into a dignified spinster school teacher about whom the whole community is whispering. People are saying that one of the three Wagstaff sisters--Sydney, Airdrie or Cairo--is a witch, having inherited the ancient everyday magic of their ancestors that sustained the community back in the old country. But this is a modern world of doctors and scientists with no place for herbal remedies and mysticism. Still Lucas finds himself struck dumb when he once again encounters the magical oldest daughter of the Wagstaff clan.