A mystery set in a small town in Virginia, Secret of Belle Meadow features thirteen-year-old Tina and her friend Karin, whose family has owned Belle Meadow, an old farm plantation, for generations. Belle Meadow has been turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn, and Tina is working there, somewhat reluctantly, for the summer. When Tina's stepsister Anne comes to stay for the season, Tina finds an old diary that hints of valuables hidden at the plantation during the Revolutionary War. She, Karin, and Anne are determined to find the treasure. Their search teaches them about genealogy, antiques, local history, and a bit of archaeology. The excitement mounts as they draw closer to making a fascinating discovery. Middle grades?ges 10-13.