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Amy Snow - A Novel

Tracy Rees

Winner of the UK's Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning 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 Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of twenty-three, she leaves Amy ten 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, readers will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel-the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.

Winner of the UK's Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning 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 Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of twenty-three, she leaves Amy ten 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, readers will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel-the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.
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Winner of the UK's Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning 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 Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of twenty-three, she leaves Amy ten 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, readers will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel-the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Melody Grove

Length:

15h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

38:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

18:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

18:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

16:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

14:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

45:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

18:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:35