Very light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ still glossy. Pages tight and clean. Book appears un-read. 280 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1992. ISBN: 038542406x. It was a simple children's rhyme. Yet somehow it held the key to a tragedy that hovered over the seemingly idyllic hamlet of Harper's Green. Though sad circumstances had brought the young Frederica Hammond to her new home in Wilshire, she held fast to hope and to dreams of a bright future. Frederica was rapidly befriended by her new classmates: gentle Rachel Grey and Tamarisk St. Aubyn, the headstrong but somehwat frivolous daughter from the local estate. Together these three would grow to womanhood. Together they would see the peaceful facade of their surroundings crumble under the weight of secrecy.