Because of a family secret, twelve-year-old Twig keeps to herself, rarely venturing beyond her mother's apple orchard except to deliver pies to the general store. But when a girl named Julia moves into the cottage next door, everything changes. A witch lived there once, and Twig's mother has forbidden her to go inside. But Julia might just be Twig's first true friend, and her ally in breaking an ancient curse.
In this spellbinding story by by beloved author Alice Hoffman, friendship and love are truly magical.