Synopses & Reviews
Katie Chandler's life takes a turn for the magical when she discovers being just average makes her pretty special.
"In her first mainstream novel, romance writer Swendson puts a Harry Potter inspired twist on the standard tale of a smalltown girl in the big city, with lively if saccharine sweet results. Fish-out-of-water Katie Chandler suffers in her thankless job as assistant to marketing manager 'Evil Mimi,' worrying that maybe she just can't hack it in New York City. Will her colleagues ever consider her anything but a hick? For a girl from Texas, the Big Apple is stranger than a foreign country, but she discovers that the weird things she notices are signs of real magic afoot. Her 'small-town honesty and common sense' soon land her a new job at Magic, Spells, and Illusion Inc., which traffics in benevolent sorcery. 'You... are of the rare breed who can neither do magic nor be influenced by magic. You see the world as it is,' an MSI executive explains. With her clear-sightedness plus business acumen gained working for her family's feed-and-seed store Katie will play a pivotal role in MSI's magical battle against a malevolent competitor. From sanitized descriptions of New York City life to hunky wizards and fairies on the subway, this book is pure and innocent fantasy, suitable for preteens or readers hungry for a cotton candy read. Agent, Kristin Nelson." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)