If life had gone as she planned, Lexie Green would have been teaching English at a prestigious university, not persuading spoiled, rich women to buy overpriced clothes they didn't need and often looked ridiculous wearing. Can you say electric yellow see-through skirts and Torn jeans with unfinished hems? Still, although this isn't the life Lexie would have chosen, all is going well. At least until Lexie is fired and her deranged ex-boyfriend tries to kidnap her. Deciding that it's better to accept a mysterious inheritance from a great aunt she's never heard of rather than end up kept in a cage as her ex's pet poodle, Lexie packs up and heads to Kansas. So, what if she has to go by a new name and live in a town that she can't find on a map? Unfortunately, once she arrives in her new hometown, everyone there seems just a tad off-kilter and Lexie's cousin insists that the citizens are magical. Even though Lexie doesn't believe the nonsense about her being the Ravenscraft Shield, she does believe her father was murdered-a father she never knew existed, and she investigates his death. Too bad whoever killed her father now wants Lexie dead as well.