The Gale family works charms that can have a remarkable effect on the world around them. The Aunts rule the family, and have a pretty iron hand in how the younger members of the family will end up living their lives.
So when Alysha’s grandmother (who herself defied the other Aunts by moving away) passes away and leaves her store in Calgary to Alysha, she jumps at the chance to get away from the rest of the family, for at least a little while. Granted, the Aunts want her to figure out what happened to her grandmother, but she’s far enough away to go her own way. As soon as she arrives, it’s clear that Allie’s grandmother has been tending to the local Fae community, and that something very big is going on there.
I enjoyed this story for the most part, but one thing that really drove me crazy is that you never really get a explanation for what the Gales are. They have enormous power, and the men of the family have some very unique gifts, but you never find out why, and I didn’t like that missing piece.