Tracy Rees was born in South Wales. A Cambridge graduate, she had a successful eight-year career in nonfiction publishing and a second career practising and teaching humanistic counselling. She was the winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition and the 2015 LoveStories 'Best Historical Read' award.
I can honestly say The Hourglass is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I've been thinking about it ever since! Tracy writes so very beautifully and lyrically, conjuring up such a strong atmosphere and sense of place. Her characters have wonderful depth and richness, and the whole story felt so wise, poignant and uplifting. I loved it! A beautiful story, so atmospheric and vivid, elegantly told - Nicola CornickEmotionally resonating. I loved this book's strong sense of time and place - Leah FlemingTracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction - Lucinda Riley, bestselling authorTracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic - Rosanna LeyA sparkling and compelling mystery . . . captured our hearts from the very first page - Richard and Judy on Amy SnowI absolutely loved The Hourglass. With its wonderful characters, moving storyline, and gorgeous, evocative setting in coastal Wales, it bursts with warmth on every page. It's the perfect, lose-yourself and curl up for hours read. I felt bereft when I finished! - Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky