Thirteen Times Three
Pianist Liza Cantrell turns 13, and a gift turns her world upside down! Her mother passes on a mysterious diary that links Liza to centuries of women in her family. Life on her family’s herb farm is topsy-turvy anyway, but now Liza has to cope with violinist Rebecca Stirling, who dominates every stage she walks out on—and takes the eighth-grade girls at Wilkes Island School back to babyhood! More
She just heard “Happy Birthday,” and now she can’t believe her ears!
Life at Rosemary Ridge, an herb farm on Wilkes Island, is just plain beautiful. Liza Cantrell has her piano, her lifelong buddies Holly Greer and Megan Allen, her cat Houdini, and even a tree house for daydreaming. Then she starts eighth grade and hears newcomer Rebecca Stirling laugh like a crow. Soon many things Liza has been sure about—her friendships, her music, and especially her mother, Beth—get called into question. Liza writes about it all in the diary Beth gave her on the night she turned thirteen, but has a little problem there, too. The shabby leather-bound book holds a centuries-old secret she will have to figure out one day at a time. How strange is that?