Book I read about 8 years ago!


I'm desperately trying to find the title of a book I read around 8 years ago. I'm pretty sure it was aimed at teens. I also think it was set in England/Wales, but could be wrong. The girl around 12/13 years old, also the narrator, had moved away from home with her mother. Her father had died cutting down a tree outside of their old house. She desperately missed her friends and I remember her talking about how the rain was so loud and heavy that she could send a message in a bottle to her friend back where she used to live..

Unfortunately thats all I can remember :( Please help me find this book!

Thanks so much!!

Maybe Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle, or The China Garden by Liz Berry? Those are both books where a girl moves to England with her mother, maybe one is a match.
Could it be A String in the Harp, by Nancy Bond? It's the mother who died, not the father, and the girl is a little older (15) but the she moves to Wales, and I think I (vaguely) remember the rain bothering her...