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.
Atmospheric and elegantly written, The Hourglass is an evocative story of 1950's Wales, filled with the in-depth historical detail that has become Tracy Rees's trademark - Lucinda RileyThe gorgeous, evocative cover promises much, the rich narrative within delivers more. Tracy Rees writes from the heart and with an obvious passion for her characters. With this, her third novel, her reputation as a writer who never disappoints, is sealed - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The LetterAn enjoyable and intriguing read - Trisha AshleyThis moving tale has warmth and wisdom galore, and shows it's never too late for new beginnings - PsychologiesThe Hourglass is a beautifully-crafted tale of the ebb and flow of love and friendship. Rees has skilfully interwoven all the joy and pain that comes with families, friends and lovers into a multi-layered story that won't let you go. Bittersweet, compelling and utterly engrossing, I couldn't put it down - Karen Swan, bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany'sTracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic - Rosanna LeyEmotionally resonating. I loved this book's strong sense of time and place - Leah FlemingA sparkling and compelling mystery . . . captured our hearts from the very first page - Richard and Judy on Amy Snow