Ever since her mother left them, nine-year-old Kelsey Shepherd has been raised by her dad, Mark, who's also the principal at her school. Kelsey loves her dad, and she misses her mom— but she's uncomfortable about the secret her mother wants her to keep.
Meredith Foster, Kelsey's teacher from last year, seems to know there's something wrong. She seems to feel it. Meredith comes over to visit sometimes, and Kelsey likes that.
Maybe Meredith and her dad could fall in love. That would be good, even if principals and teachers aren't supposed to kiss...
by Tara Taylor Quinn
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