BOOK ONE: KATIE CHANDLER SERIES. Katie Chandler has always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help.
Once, when my son was quite young, he wanted something very badly and was jumping on the spot to get it right away. To remind him of his manners I asked him, "What's the magic word?" he responded with a loud, proud, exuberant, "Abra-ka-dabra!" Technically he was correct, and though it made me laugh, it didn't carry the same reward as, please.