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Amy Snow

Narrated by: Melody Grove
Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2014 Richard and Judy Search for a Best Seller competition.

Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming.

Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift.

A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow.

A life-changing discovery awaits... if only she can unlock the secret.

©2015 Quercus (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A sparkling and compelling mystery. Amy Snow captured our hearts from the very first page" (Richard & Judy)

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A Charming Tale


Tracy Rees has written a lovely story of friendship, which she seamlessly links from past to present throughout the book. Her characters come to life and draw you in to Amy's story.
Certainly not a challenging book, but if you are looking for something easy and pleasant then this is the book - an ideal holiday book.
That said, I enjoyed my journey with Amy as she followed Aurelia's trail and discovered herself, and would probably try another of Rees books if/when she writes one.
Nicely narrated too.

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captivating

Wonderfully narrated and brought to life, a thoroughly enjoyable, engaging novel.
Highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction.

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Delightful

Enjoyable, gentle historical novel written very descriptively...
I enjoyed it as it was easy listening although a little slow.

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Great

I very much enjoyed the story line. It captures my attention to not wanting to put it down.

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Tedious, despite the final twist. Indulgent prose.

narrator may have been accurate for the period, but spent most of the book sounding like a wet blanket. Dull.

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Charming enjoyable read

A delightful and charming tale. No challenging but it kept my interest up till the end. Enjoyable and I look forward to Tracy Rees' next novel. J

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A Modern Day Classic - So Beautifully Written

What did you like most about Amy Snow?

I loved the strong female characters. Tracy Rees has done a magnificent job capturing the language and essence of the Victorian Period. It felt like a little bit of Jane Austen, Emily Bronte and Wilkie Collins all mixed into a fabulous plot line.

What did you like best about this story?

It had me gripped from the very first paragraph and stayed exciting all the way through.

What about Melody Grove’s performance did you like?

She did a wonderful job. Lovely vocal tones and great diversity in characterisations, making it a pleasure to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to purchase other books by this author.

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a very good storyline, with twists and intrigue. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next .

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  • Gai
  • 03-07-2016

loved it!

Definitely a favorite! I wish we learned more about Amy throughout the story, but loved the thought process behind the journey she had to take. Tracey Rees is an amazing auther and I look forward to reading more and this one again!

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Dull and boring.

What would have made Amy Snow better?

Honestly I have to say I didn't enjoy the story at all. It must have been the wrong genre for my tastes.

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  • Hungrychics
  • 21-10-2015

Loved this book

Amy Snow is a delightful book. I love being immersed in the history and the propriety of women of this age. The use of english in this time is exquisite, I wish we could still communicate so eloquently. Loved the way that the book unfolded taking Amy on many adventures. I chose it because the Richard and Judy recommendations are generally correct, with this one winning the 2014 Search for a Bestseller award, I was not disappointed. I read other genres but feel the need to jump back to this era for some refinement now and again.

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  • Roisin
  • 28-08-2015

Enjoyable period drama

Good story and I was kept interested with mystery and romance. Interesting characters and Amy was neither dull or higher sophisticated. Slightly predictable but enjoyable and great performance

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  • MTM
  • 04-08-2015

Great Read

Although I figured out the secret the story and how Amy grows and discovers herself was a joy to read can't wait for this authors next book

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  • The Feen
  • 05-04-2016

Enjoyable

I enjoyed this story right to the end. It was quietly compulsive, with no murders, nevertheless I wanted the mystery solved.

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  • Sandra Lowe
  • 15-03-2016

Superb

Stunningly good book. Gripping from the start. Narration is one of the best I've listened to. I finished this book so quickly as I just had to know 'what happens next'. I normally like factual or crime but this book has converted me. I will listen to it many times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-2015

perfect

a throughly enjoyable listen. learning about how life was in the victorain erz

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  • Claire
  • 27-04-2015

Fabulous book.

I was hooked from the start.
This would make a wonderful film.
I wish we had heard more of what had become of Robin...

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  • HM
  • 11-03-2016

Completely drawn in

I was a bit dubious to being with as the narrator appeared to speak very slowly. However she is very clear and crisp and once I got my ear in I found that my initial impressions were wrong and I was infact drawn into the story even more.

Amy Snow is a unfortunate girl of the period who has many struggles and has many hardships. This is a great story of how she battles through and eventually triumphs. I was so drawn in that in places I was welling up and was so desperate for the story to ensure that Amy Snow was alright!

I don't often get completely consumed by a book, but this one had me! I often listen on my commute into work and found myself sitting outside not wanting to go in as I wanted to hear more!

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 25-11-2015

Favorite book so far!!!

Would you listen to Amy Snow again? Why?

Yes because.it's such a compelling story!! Loved it!!! :D

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aurelia - she had spirit, courage, kindness and love :)

What does Melody Grove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Calm, spellbinding voice that made one want to keep reading!!!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All, an emotional rollercoaster!

Any additional comments?

Would recommend to anyone wholeheartedly!! :)

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  • A D
  • 04-11-2015

A beautifully written novel.

This was very well read. A intriguing first novel, very hard to put down.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful