What if one of history's (cough, cough) less-fortunate heroes got a second chance? Watch ancient myths and modern legends clash in this sugar-and-spice, down-home tale. Back from military school, adventurous dreamer Crusa is once again in the embrace of her aunt's magical kitchen. Her whole family (or at least, one side of it) is thrilled, because (finally!) they can throw her a most-advantageous wedding. Fate's funny. It begins with an unwritten recipe... Crusa's summer escapades get a rough start, as her t-quite-fairy godparents hire her a personal bodyguard, the fiery and mysterious Lium, so she won't get kidnapped (or wander off). Crusa has fun with the rough, easily frustrated man who she likes to refer to as the babysitter guy (to everyone but him, of course). Little does she kw, the playful, thrill-seeking Lium and his moody brother Hale are fighting to hold their own against both sides of her feuding family. They're joined by a rambunctious cast of characters revived from ancient myths and colorful New England legends. At its heart, the story of a girl, her family, her friends, and her island. Quick wit and slick talk spur Crusa's story to a wild conclusion with equal parts humor and heart through this spirited family drama.
Alexa lives in the southeastern corner of CT with her family, her old yellow lab Buddy that she has to carry up the stairs, her new yoga bolster for her writer's back and reclining fish pose, her overgrown romaine lettuce, and two of the most beautiful (she thinks) blue hydrangea bushes.