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
Characteristics: 562 pages


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Apr 10, 2018

Amy Snow, abandoned naked on a January snowbank, is found and brought home by the young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. Raised by the kitchen staff, Amy is the ever-present sidekick of Aurelia. When Aurelia dies of a heart condition in her early twenties, Amy is turned out of the Vennaway household and sent on a treasure hunt by Aurelia to claim her inheritance. Part Charles Dickens, part Gothic romance, this novel leads the reader through early Victorian England as Amy struggles to solve Aurelia's clues to her mysterious country tour before her death. Rees was very skilled in moving the plot along while staying true to the language and tone of the time period.

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.

ArapahoeLesley 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.

Jan 03, 2017

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

ArapahoeWinnie 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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