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.
"A sparkling and compelling mystery. Amy Snow captured our hearts from the very first page" (Richard & Judy)
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Captivating historical fiction
Yes! The style is kind of a cross between Charles Dickens, Bronte sisters, and Jane Austen. It vividly evokes the Victorian era, and has nuanced and fascinating characters.
When Amy and Mrs. Riverthorpe come back from the ball and talk over wine.
No I had not, but I thought she did an excellent job - particularly with Aurelia and Mrs. Riverthorpe's voices.
When Amy gets to York and discovers the next part of the treasure hunt.
Although I absolutely loved the book, I felt like there could have been more romantic tension between Amy and Henry. I also didn't really care for the shift of perspective in the epilogue at the end.
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