AMY SNOW by Tracy Rees (S&S; Trade Paperback Original; June 7, 2016; $15.99
Published by Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback Original
ISBN: 9781501128370 | E-Book ISBN: 9781501128394
It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a baby girl abandoned near 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. While forever despised by the Vennaways, Amy and Aurelia grow-up as close as sisters and without secrets—or so Amy thinks. When Aurelia’s weak heart fails her at the age of twenty-five, she leaves behind for Amy a package that contains both a rich inheritance and a letter which hints at secrets she’s kept from Amy that she now needs her to know. From the grave, Aurelia sends Amy on a treasure hunt that brings her from one end of England to the other, where at each stop a new, coded letter awaits. With a bit more of the puzzle longing to be discovered on every page, Amy quickly finds her mission harder to complete than she originally thought as everything from unorthodox travel to cold and unwelcoming characters to a complicated love triangle threatens to derail her.