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The Hourglass Audiobook

The Hourglass

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Publisher's Summary

'Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction.' (Lucinda Riley)

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

It's 1950. Teenager Chloe visits Tenby every summer. She stays with relatives and spends the long, idyllic days on the beach. Every year is the same until she meets a glamorous older boy and is instantly smitten. But on the night of their first date, Chloe comes to a realisation, the aftermath of which could haunt her forever.

The Hourglass is a moving novel about reinvention and reconciliation, about finding love even after it seems too late, about family and the healing power of a magical place by the sea.

©2017 Tracy Rees (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Janel Dolan Jones
    Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    14/08/17
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    "A delight from beginning to end."

    My 1st experience with this author was Amy Snow. This effort was different, and also wonderful. The characters, dialog and story were spot on. Loved it! Performance was excellent.

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  • Susan C.
    06/08/17
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    "Brilliant from start to finish! Highly recommend."

    Tracy Rees has become my favourite modern writer. Her words weave the reader (or listener) directly into the world of Chloe and Nora as their lives reconnect from past to present. The intricacies and complexity of relationships, love, longing and self discovery unfold in yet another of Tracy's masterpieces. Listen to The Hourglass. You won't be disappointed. Imogen and Charlotte use their vocal and theatrical talents to bring Tracy's work to life. 5 stars all the way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Long Beach, CA, United States
    21/07/17
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    "Awful"

    I was expecting a book like Amy Snow. All the reviews lead me to believe that was so. Instead I got s coming of age book that I could not finish. I was so disappointed and mislead by the reviews. Boring. I wasted my money and will not trust the reviews again. I have never or maybe twice not finished to read or listened to book in my 74,years. Juvenile!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Prior
    14/07/17
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    "Another fabulous Tracy Rees novel!"

    Wonderful characters, a stunning setting, amazing narration and a great story. My only regret is that I have now read all of Tracy Rees' novels. She is fantastic story teller. Will wait patiently for the next.

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  • L. Hicken
    25/06/17
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    "Another great book by Tracy Rees"

    This is my 3rd Tracy Rees audible and I love every one of them! She has a such a great way of writing. I loved the voice actors, too. They make it so enjoyable to listen to. 5 stars all around!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aygee Khay
    Maryland, USA
    29/05/17
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    "Well done"

    I was very pleased with this book. I loved her other ones and this one didn't disappoint at all! Great character development and surprises along the way. I'm looking forward to what the future holds for Tracy Rees!

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  • Kate B.
    28/05/17
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    "Life Renewing!"

    Tracy has outdone herself with this tale of love, family and the inexplicable twists of fate that life can hand us! She weaves a story from each of the characters unique points of view into one amazing saga of life, love & loss. Challenging us to discover who we each truly are and where our true happiness lies! I've read all of Tracy's books... but this one by far has been my most favorite! Thank you Tracy for so many many hours of shear literary enjoyment! You are an amazing author! Kate ♡

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H20Babies
    KAPOLEI, HI, US
    18/05/17
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    "A Beautifully Woven and Engaging Read"

    Tenby is a town on the Welsh coast, drawing two women to its charm decades apart.

    Chloe grows from a girl to a woman in the 1950's, visiting Tenby and navigating puberty, family relations and a deep, abiding friendship that draws her back, year after year.

    Nora is a modern woman about to turn 40, facing job burnout, failed relationships and a growing tension and distance between herself and her mother that she can't quite face, nor does she fully understand. A fleeting dream of childhoods spent in Wales brings a longing to return and rediscover herself.

    I'd give this story 4.5 stars if I could...it's a breath of fresh air, that unfolds slowly, like a beautifully wrapped gift. It was hard to put down.

    A full five stars if not for being mostly predictable, but still, the two stories weave together beautifully, and unlike many of the same genre, both stories are equally engaging.

    Tracy Reese has become a favorite author, her two previous books as different from each other, as they are to this book.


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  • Michelle Peterlin
    12/05/17
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    "Great book!"

    This was a wonderful story. Its very different from the author's other book. The narration was excellent.

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  • ~A
    San Diego, Ca
    11/05/17
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    not her best book"

    this novel was slow to start and didn't quite come together overall like her previous novels did. Tracy Rees' first two novels are so good that I reread them both. i eagerly look forward to reading her next book.

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