“No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And never, ever fall in love.” Susanna Owens knows her family legacy well and is determined her children – Frances, Bridget and Vincent – will never fall victim to the family curse. During a summer visit to their Aunt Isabelle, the siblings uncover the family secret and begin to try to find a way to escape the curse. But can anyone really escape the pains of falling in love? A carefully drawn prequel to Hoffman’s Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic introduces the aunts Frannie and Jet, as well as their beloved brother Vincent.