Mary, a woman born with the gift of clairvoyance, a strain that runs through her Celtic ancestors, is born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded by Puritans in 1630, tolerates no other faith or people in the settlements. After a midwife is executed for witchcraft, Mary dares not admit her visions to anyone, even to herself. Marrying both wealth and power, she struggles to maintain the respect of her community while concealing her visions. With the aid of her concerned and understanding parents, Mary finally learns that she can no longer hide her non-conforming ways: she must embrace this gift with its dubious benefits and find an acceptable way to fully live her life. What can that be when King Philip, the Wampanoag chief, begins his attacks on the colonies and her husband is called to fight?
Mary, The Clairvoyant is the second book of The Watertown Chronicles, a saga of one of America's immigrant families. William, an early immigrant to Massachusetts, his wife, and their family of ten children live through the turbulent period in colonial history that surrounds the devastating King Philip's War in 1675. The chronicle comprises the twelve stories of these individuals, beginning in 1666 with the birth of the tenth sibling and ending with his wedding in 1686.