Kylah McKinley, a Druid, herbalist, and owner of a New Age shop,
learns she’s the reincarnation of Alice Kyteler, a Druid and
moneylender who lived in 14th century Ireland.
pleasant summer evening at twilight, Kylah is wheeling her
husband Ted down the road near their Cape Cod home when a car
nearly runs them over. Stunned with shock and fear, she insists
it’s deliberate—a car hit Ted on his motorcycle a few months ago
and crippled him. But he brushes it off as just another
accident. “Chill out already,” the easygoing Ted tells his
frantic wife as he slides back into his wheelchair.
convinced this is no coincidence. Both “accidents” happened
after she came back from a past life regression. With each
regression, she learned more about her life as Alice. This hit
and run attempt happened the day she made an appointment for
another past life regression.
She fears these “accidents” are their past lives coming back to
haunt them, because in her past life as Alice, Ted was her
fourth husband, John LePoer. John was murdered and Alice was
arrested as his killer. But she didn’t kill her husband in her
past life. Taking another human life is unthinkable to her. Ted
doesn’t believe their pasts are haunting them. He just can’t
take it seriously.
She's serious enough for the both of them. Safely home behind
locked doors, Kylah asks Ted to join her in her regression, to
that past life they shared. She must find out who hated them so
much, to prevent any more attempts on their lives. But Ted won’t
go along with it.
morning, Kylah takes a solitary trip to the beach, to meditate.
“Why can’t I control my destiny?” she begs the cosmos. She needs
to find out who she is deep in her soul, below the surface. She
spent the best years of her life as a caregiver, first to her
father, then to Ted’s son Jeremy who died of leukemia, and
finally to Ted, six months into their marriage. Druidism guides
her down the path of self-fulfillment and growth. But she still
has a long way to go.
always struggled between her desire to be her own person, to
thrive and bloom as an individual, and her lifelong role as
out her cell and calls her closest friend, Mike Richardson, an
attorney who handled her first divorce.
Kylah at the beach, and she pours out her heart about her
suspicions and fears of a killer. He suggests Kylah hire
bodyguards. But she doesn’t believe an army of guards will
change their fate.
Kylah arrives home from her shop late that night, she finds Ted
sprawled on the floor, cold, blue, with no pulse. She calls 911,
believing he suffered a heart attack.
Ireland, 1320: Druid and moneylender Lady Alice Kyteler is
accused, along with merchant Adam LeBlund, of killing her first
husband William Outlawe. Half joking, Adam says to Alice, “If we
get out of this alive, I’ll marry you.” They’re acquitted for
lack of evidence, and Alice takes him up on his offer. They
marry within the year.
present: Kylah finds her herb cupboard a mess. Several jars are
opened and missing, leaves spilled all over. She now believes
Ted took his own life with an overdose.
autopsy reveals that he died from a lethal combination of the
same herbs from her cupboard. She recognizes this combination as
an ancient Druid poison mixture. Now she knows someone from
their past has come back to murder Ted.
investigating the case and questioning everyone who knew Ted,
detectives rule his death a homicide. Because Ted died while
eating a meal she’d prepared, with her herbs as ingredients,
Kylah is arrested for his murder. She has no alibi; she was
alone in the back of her store taking inventory until 8:00, but
can’t prove it.
since they began dating, Ted’s ex-mother-in-law Enid hated Kylah—she
blamed Kylah for wrecking Ted’s marriage with her daughter.
Enid’s constant interference in Kylah and Ted’s lives became
unbearable. Kylah and Ted began having loud and venomous
arguments that put a strain on their marriage.
friend Mike prepares her defense and promises he’ll get her
acquitted. Mike and his wife decide to divorce. Now with Ted
gone, Mike admits his love for Kylah.
and Mike grow closer as he defends her in court. But a romance
with him would spell disaster, especially now that the case is
national tabloid fodder. Even after Mike leaves his wife, Kylah
denies her heart’s desires and struggles to keep him at a
distance. She doesn’t want him to devote his life to her. He’s a
brilliant lawyer, but she still may be convicted and spend the
rest of her life in prison. She could never let Mike suffer like
doesn’t need her noble sacrifices the way her father, Ted, and
Jeremy did. He’s in love with her for who she is. She wants to
believe him, but only if she is acquitted will she trust herself
to love him.
arraigned, pleads not guilty to Ted’s murder, and is freed on
$1.5 million bail. She moves into the apartment above her store
and fights off the constant media harassment.
expert herbalist, Kylah knows the herb combination that Druids
have used for thousands of years to temporarily transport their
spirits to a previous life. She needs to go back to the 1300s,
to her life as Alice. She confides in Mike about taking this
journey, but he’s against it: “Transporting your spirit to a
past life is dangerous, especially to a hellhole like 14th
century Ireland.” He fears losing her, so she suggests they both
go together. Not wanting her to do this alone, he reluctantly
agrees to take the journey to the past with her.
knows she was Alice Kyteler in the Middle Ages, and now she must
explore her past life, to gain insight into her present
predicament. She and Mike take the correct combination of
herbs brewed in tea. Trying to focus on journeying to 1324
Ireland, Kylah just can’t keep her mind off her upcoming trial
and her fear of serving a life sentence for a murder she didn’t
commit. But the herbs enter her bloodstream, and after a
turbulent journey, she wakes up in the remote past, in somewhat
familiar surroundings. She is now Alice Kyteler.
friend, whom she recognizes as Mike, arrives on horseback,
begging her to help two villagers, Jacque and her daughter
Margaret, dying of the sweating sickness. Margaret is currently
married to John LePoer, whom Alice eventually marries. This
makes her wonder: is Margaret going to die soon, and leave John
administers herbs to Jacque and Margaret. In her delirium,
Jacque tells Kylah how much she hates her son-in-law John. Not
only has he taken her for broke with his bogus predictions and
potions, he’s cheated on Margaret and left the poor lass
heartbroken. Kylah makes a mental note of all this and goes back
to her husband Adam, but she’s horrified to see that he’s dying
of the plague. Despite her best efforts to cure him, he dies in
her arms. Kylah drinks the correct potion and returns to the
As Mike works on
her case and gives her his devotion and emotional support, they
both know they’re falling in love. As he stands by her, their
growing feelings create greater problems. If anyone finds out
about their feelings for each other, he will be removed from the
case, but she needs him desperately.
trial, Kylah reads all she can about Alice. They live similar,
parallel lives. Alice’s last husband John LePoer was murdered,
just like Ted, and she’s the suspect. But it says nothing about
whether she was acquitted or condemned to death or if the real
killer was found.
still objects to taking herbs to transport themselves to this
previous life. He now realizes that they knew each other in the
1300s, but believes herbs are mind-altering drugs. Kylah must
learn the truth about the circumstances surrounding Alice’s
false conviction if she’s ever going to be acquitted in this
lifetime. She knows the truth is hidden, and is determined to
uncover it—to save her own life, so she and Mike can have a
future. He’s forced to respect her wishes, but is against any
further supernatural interference. If this is exposed to the
media, they’ll lose all credibility and she’ll be convicted for
Motivational speaker Dom Bugbee was good friends with Ted. He
blabs Kylah’s case to nosy reporter Brooke Hill of
The Cutting Edge,
a top-rated tabloid television show. The media camps outside
Kylah’s shop. Reporters swarm like locusts and Kylah is a
Despite the danger and Mike’s protests, Kylah travels back to
the 14th century again, alone. She re-enters her life as Alice,
determined to learn how she managed to escape the false murder
charges. On this regression, she’s married to John LePoer. Kylah
learns that John LePoer’s mother-in-law Jacque killed John
because he left her daughter for Alice.
This is the key evidence that’s identical to
Kylah’s present situation.
Kylah finally knows the real killer’s identity in present day:
Ted’s ex-mother-in-law, Enid. She hated Ted because he left her
daughter Jill for Kylah, and as a result, Jill committed
Kylah was still only a suspect, detectives told her they have a
realtor’s photo of the house next door, showing Kylah's white
convertible parked in her own driveway the day Ted died. But
Kylah’s white convertible was in her store’s garage the entire
time. Now, she asks the detectives to question Enid about having
rented a white convertible.
detective questions Enid, she breaks down and confesses to
murdering Ted: she’d visited him, took the dinner Kylah had made
earlier, and dosed it with the deadly herb combination. Enid
also confesses that Ted’s ‘accidents’ were no accidents. She’d
hired someone to run him off the road. The second ‘accident’ was
meant to kill Kylah, too. When she heard Kylah talking about
regressing to her past life, Enid knew she’d find out Jacque had
killed John, and would put two and two together; that she was
Jacque in that past life, and was now trying to kill Ted. So she
had to try to stop Kylah.
that this will repeat in future lives, so she must make Enid realize
that she didn’t wreck Ted’s first marriage. He pursued her
relentlessly because his marriage to Jill was over, and for a good
reason, which Enid never knew—Jeremy wasn’t Ted’s son. When Jill and
Ted were married, Jill took a lover and gave birth to Jeremy, whom
Ted raised as his own. After Jill’s suicide, Kylah nursed Jeremy
through his illness. Kylah explains to Enid there’s no reason to
hate her or Ted. Enid begs Kylah’s forgiveness and atones for her
wrongdoing. Now Kylah is certain that these events won’t repeat
themselves in future lives.
now in prison for Ted’s murder, Kylah settles in England with the
man she loves, as did her 14th century counterpart. It’s here that
she learns her life lesson: that one can love another without
sacrificing self. With Mike she learns the difference between love
and need. With her past wounds healed, she and Mike can share in
their love for each other.