Amy Snow

Amy Snow

Book - 2015
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Left to perish on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in by nearby Hatville Court, where she is despised by the masters and servants alike. Heiress Aurelia is Amy's only advocate - but when Aurelia dies young, Amy's world collapses. But Aurelia leaves Amy with one last gift: a bundle of letters with a coded key that only Amy can unlock. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.
Publisher: London :, Quercus,, 2015
ISBN: 9781784291457
1784291455
Characteristics: 562 pages

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Gmama2013
Dec 10, 2017

Loved it! This historical novel, set in the 1800's, is part Dickens and part Austen. Great character development and a story that flows well. Good representation of the challenges girls and women faced during the Victorian area.

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MHanover10
Mar 16, 2017

What a fantastic book! I really enjoyed spending time with Amy Snow and learning about her life with Aurelia. The scavenger hunt that Amy was put on to find out what the secret could be and why she was being sent to the different places was interesting. I really liked the character of Henry and how much he and Amy got along. Her time in Bath was pretty funny. Tracy Rees does a great job of telling a story that captivates the reader and draws them into the story and into the characters' lives so that you care for them and hope they have happy lives.

AL_LESLEY Mar 05, 2017

This book lacks that teensiest bit of grit that would have given it 3 stars. Great in sense of place and description of Amy's various travels, I wish the development and description could have extended to the main characters. Aurelia is lively, Amy is whiny, Henry is a good man... blah blah. Lots of the more minor characters were more interesting. An unfulfilling reveal (that isn't a reveal at all) ends the story, clean and tidy. Too clean and tidy for me.

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blueroo276
Jan 03, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Cozy historic mystery and romance rolled into one. Descriptive without being tedious.

AL_WINNIE Nov 21, 2016

Historical fiction, that at first lends itself towards a Jane Austen novel, with twists, turns, secrets, and unexpected strengths of the heroine which make this book enjoyable and hard to put down.

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