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Amy Snow: The Richard & Judy Bestseller Paperback – 9 Apr 2015
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A sparkling and compelling mystery. Amy Snow captured our hearts from the very first page (Richard and Judy, the Richard and Judy Book Club)
I fell upon Amy Snow like a hungry wolf and was spellbound until the final page. Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction (Lucinda Riley, bestselling author)
Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic. A delightful novel (Rosanna Ley, author of The Villa)
My favourite novel of last year. A feisty appealing heroine, a fast-paced, gorgeously descriptive narrative and a mystery to be uncovered . . . What more could a reader wish for? (Lucinda Riley, author of Hothouse Flower)
Compulsively readable with elegant writing (Daily Express)
Amy Snow is written with warmth and attention to detail . . . Best of all, it offers a tenderly poignant portrait of true friendship (Historical Novel Society)
This is a treasure hunt story of resilience and friendship. Tightly plotted and rich with Victorian detail, we eagerly follow Amy as she unravels the secrets that will lead her to a new life (Priya Parmar, author of Vanessa and her Sister)
This charming character captured my heart, and her compelling adventure kept me turning the pages. A total delight! (Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House)
THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER, perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Island of Secrets. 'I couldn't put this book down. A real mystery' Amazon reviewer.See all Product description
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A young girl leaving hastily and in secret, when her friend eventually died, was, you would think a very difficult thing to understand, given the time setting of the story. However Amy was well versed in solving puzzles and trusted that good would eventually happen. She must have been a very acceptable person to be welcomed into the various households she passed through in her quest.
The other characters in the story were very gracious and gave an interesting picture of life at that time.I was not surprised to find the parentage of Louis but it appeared that she never got to hear about her own.
The style of writing makes it an easy story to read. Parts of it lead you to move on quickly to find out the next twist in the tale. I would recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Tracy Rees.
Highly recommended and so much so I intend buying another story by Tracy Rees.
Unfortunately for both, Aurelia dies as a young woman and leaves Amy with a series of letters and directions on how to establish a new life away from Hatville Court. The messages and directions are cryptic so only Amy can decipher them. They lead Amy on a treasure hunt and an exploration of what she has been missing in life. The story seems to then run out of steam and we get dragged into a strange paralysis for long periods while she contemplates her ambitions and values. The love interests felt unrealistic and just filled me with indifference and her constant complaining about the task was very irritating.
It is a very easy book to read, which started with great expectations, stumbled along for large parts, and had a very interesting revelation at the end.
Amy I found more problematic. On the one hand, she'd had a crap life and it was really great to see her emerging from it and discovering herself. On the other, she really was very young, only seventeen, and I often found her too mature for her age and experience - for a girl who had never left the village where she was found in the snow, she sure took to travel with aplomb! And on the other, I must say, I found her eventual happy ever after a bit trite for such a heroine who'd been through so much and I didn't much take to Henry.
I romped through this story, anxious to find out what the story was, and even though I guesses (as you were expected to) what Aurelia's secret was, it was still really rewarding to see it unravelled. Only afterwards did I start to wonder, if she trusted Amy so much, why she simply hadn't confided in her - she must have known she'd never tell, or she'd never have sent her off. And I did want Amy to confront Aurelia's mother, I must admit. I felt that the epilogue, while it answered lots of questions, was a bit of an add-on, and for me it would have had much more dramatic impact if it had been an 'on screen' revelation.
But this was a seriously impressive debut, a great story teller. I'm looking forward to more.
My single quibble was that I wanted to know more about the relationship between Aurelia and Robin and how that developed. I couldn't quite understand why Aurelia hadn't considered him more to raise their child - I know she couldn't be sure he was strong enough to not hand the child over to her parents but I found that a little strange that he hadn't been more in the equation when she made this decision. HOWEVER, this didn't detract enough to knock a star off and I really thought this was a fabulous story. Tracy Rees is a very gifted writer.
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