Bonnie says, "I've been to Wales, via book. After completing A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond, I spent the next couple of hours googling images of mid-Wales and Borth, the book's setting. That's how good it was. Read my review of the book on my blog."
Fifteen-year-old Jen had stayed home in America when her father, brother, and sister moved to Wales for a year, after the unexpected death of their mother. When she joins them in December for a holiday visit, Jen discovers a distracted father, a sullen brother, and a young sister who misses her terribly. Peter, the middle child, finds an ancient harp key that somehow tunes in to scenes from the life of the legendary sixth-century Welch bard, Taliesin. Strangely, Peter isn't the only one to experience that earlier century; people around him -- including neighbors -- see lights and hear fighting, too.