In my opinion...
I love stories which use letters as a narrative technique, even better when a treasure hunt is involved.
I remember my own excitement when my father set up Easter treasure hunts, with clues that took me all around the house & garden, a tradition I loved to continue with my own children.
So, straight away Amy Snow was ticking all the right boxes, before I had read a word.
I then proceeded to devour this novel, and can only wonder why I did not read this book last year, when Richard & Judy first promoted it on their book club.
Amy Snow is an endearing narrator, I adored her turn of phrase, her lovely personality, the evocative descriptions of London, Bath & York and the wonderful supporting cast ; the charming Wisters, the daunting Mrs Riverhouse, and of course there have to be a few cads thrown in!
I am a huge fan of Victorian literature, and it is obvious that Tracy Rees has carried out her research thoroughly.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Amy Snow- I can only urge you to do so, without delay!
Want to know more?...
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.
I was drinking...
A glass of Madeira, it seemed very appropriate for this tale
A heartwarming 4 glasses of bubbles