Ava Van Dorn doesn't believe in magic, but she believes in possibilities. So, she figures trying a love spell her grandmother left her won't hurt. Worst case: her life will stay the same. Best case: her fellow second-grade teacher James Friedlander will fall in love with her, and they'll live happily ever after.
Ava accidentally places the spell on her principal, Libby Lubbock. Libby is wrestling with her own issues in the love department, namely the fact that she's deciding whether to give her ex a second chance after the ex cheated. Libby is beginning to think she's the type who is better off single.
The spell can be undone, but it requires Ava and Libby getting to know each other better. Lots better. Libby agrees to the undo because no way does she want to fall in love with Ava if she can help it. However, perhaps the last paragraph in a letter Ava's grandmother wrote is right: "Why all these crazy steps? My great-great grandmother, the witch, strongly believed that things happen for a reason. This time with the 'wrong person' will help determine if the wrong person might be the right person, after all."
Can Libby and Ava cast a love spell that has nothing to do with abracadabra magic and everything to do with the magic of true love?
*** This novella is 24,000 words.