When a kayaking trip goes horribly wrong, Hazel Bly's Mum is suddenly gone forever. After Mum's death, Hazel, her other mother, Mama, and her sister, Peach, need a fresh start. When the family arrives in Rose Harbor, Maine, Mama runs into a childhood friend - Claire. Claire has a daughter Hazel's age, Lemon, who can't stop rambling on and on about the Rose Maid, a local 150-year-old mermaid myth. Soon, Hazel finds herself just as obsessed with the Rose Maid as Lemon is - because what if magic were real? What if grief really could change you so much, you weren't even yourself anymore? And what if instead you emerged from the darkness stronger than before?
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA