Brilliant Bea Brightman has been to seven different schools in as many years. It's no wonder she's made a science of making friends. That is until her archaeologist father moves them to New York City in search of an elusive coin. There, Bea meets the decidedly unpopular Nisha Lakewood who may hold the secret to the coin's whereabouts; but is Bea willing to risk her popularity to find it?


    Nisha Lakewood doesn't fit in anywhere. The kids at school claim she's a witch with the power to make children fly. Yet at home, Nisha's fortune-telling aunt finders her disappointingly normal. However, as Nisha's birthday approaches, things begin to change.  The magic she never believed she had is suddenly showing up when she least expects it and the nosy new girl, Bea Brightman, is on to her secret.


    When Bea and a skater-boy from the neighborhood decide to pay Nisha's aunt a visit, it sets the girls on an unforeseen adventure that includes a prophecy, an unbreakable oath and one incredible coin.

​​J. A. Howard

What Readers Are Saying:

"I was captivated from the beginning. I picked it up on a whim and couldn't put it down!" Mary Katherine 


"Fun, funny, inventive, with delightful characters and plot twists that will surprise you. Highly recommended." Amazon Reader


"This book was so good!! It was very exciting and I read through it in a matter of days. I hope the author comes out with new books, because I will most certainly be one of the first to read and review. This was one of the best books I read this summer." Julia


"What I really liked about this book was not just the fantasy/adventure plot but the spot-on description of how tough life can be for girls of this age -- especially if they don't fit "the mold". The characters are really well-developed (including the girls' charming, adorable male friend, Indy). The book is also funny...I laughed out loud at least a few times!" Vanman


​​What Bloggers Are Saying:

​"5/5 stars" San Francisco Book Review

http://sanfranciscobookreview.com/2015/02/the-third-coin/