Micki Silver, whose sharp words and unpleasant tone upset her parents and younger sister Jenny, gets far more than she bargained for when she investigates a room marked "Private" in an old toy museum. Shouting "I "wish" I'd never been born," Micki discovers a beautiful dollhouse with real people in it and before long finds herself transported back 100 years into the body of her cousin Michelle DeSilver. Cousin Gregory has fallen from a tree and is near death. Somehow Micki/Michelle feels responsible. She and another cousin about her own age join together to solve a complicated riddle tied to a mysterious egg lady and the DeSilver family tree. Micki travels back and forth in time, sorting out the pieces of the puzzle and working out her wishes. Although there are too many contrived elements and fuzzy plot turns, and the time-warp fantasy is sometimes jerky and uneven, the concept of memories, relationships, and communications between generations of a family offers some interesting ideas. Strong and likable characters add to the substance, and an appealing dust jacket will draw in readers.