When those village kids, Hanson and Gretchen, mentioned the old witch, Declan Harper knew that he needed her help. The Candy woman was one of the few positive memories he had of the town of Tanglewood-and only she could crew a love potion. But his hopes were dashed when he found her cottage in the woods; the old lady was dead and her granddaughter claimed to know nothing of concocting love tonics, though her face seemed aphrodisiac enough to Declan.
Matilda Candy had been content to remain unwed, but when the handsome Mr. Harper appeared at her door, everything changed. She wanted him. But the man was seeking aid in seducing the most beautiful girl in Mississippi, and he seemed to have fewer scruples than those children she fed confections because they claimed their parents didn't feed them. Still, Matilda had hope; she knew Declan had a good soul beneath his ambition, and with a little magic of the heart, she knew that his otherwise crummy plan would lead to a happy home for all.
A new take on Hansel & Gretel? Almost, except that Hanson & Gretchen are two mischievous children who do everything they can think of to prevent the local witch, Matilda Candy, from falling in love with the man who's come to her for a love potion that will cause his worst enemy's daughter to fall in love with HIM, thereby granting him his revenge against the man who made his childhood near-unbearable. Luckily, the children's attempts are futile and Matilda's love potions work only for herself and her beau.