Amy Snow

  • by Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by Melody Grove
  • 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the UK's Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this pause-resistant debut novel follows an orphan whose late, beloved best friend bequeaths her a treasure hunt that leads her all over Victorian England and finally to the one secret her friend never shared.
It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, despised by the Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds, and the Vennaways immediately banish Amy from their home.
But Aurelia left her much more. Amy soon receives a packet that contains a rich inheritance and a letter from Aurelia revealing she had kept secrets from Amy, secrets that she wants Amy to know. From the grave she sends Amy on a treasure hunt from one end of England to the other - a treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. Ultimately, a life-changing discovery awaits...if only Amy can unlock the secret. In the end Amy escapes the Vennaways, finds true love, and learns her dearest friend's secret - a secret that she will protect for the rest of her life.
An abandoned baby, a treasure hunt, a secret. As Amy sets forth on her quest, listeners will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel - the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.

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Don't miss out on this one.

Years ago I would take time to write a review for almost every. single. audible. book I would listen to, because that's just what you did. Take the time. These days however, I just don't have the time. Heck. I'm lucky to find time to get a shower before I head off to work.

That said, I must warn you about Amy Snow. I say WARN simply because this one caught me off guard. It warmed my heart in a way I haven't felt in a truly long time. It quietly swept in and kept hold of my attention to the point where I was sitting in my garage after a long days work, still listening to it even though I knew someone in the house had dinner on the table. It was that captivating. So much so, that I plan to listen to it straight away (as soon as I finish Florence Grace...that I'm listening to currently).

Do not miss out on this one. It's well worth your time. You will not be disappointed. :)
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- laurie eller

Great YA book

I found this book to be sweet but a bit juvenile. It would have been the kind of book I loved when I was a young teen - historical fiction,fairytale plot, rated PG and a happy ending. I was getting a bit bored early on but the reader was excellent and I just kept listening. It was pleasant enough to listen to, but nothing with any meat or substance. If you are looking for an escape and sweet fairytale, then you will like this book. For YA I rate it 5 stars, for adult it gets 3.
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- Taryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio