Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold

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Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Series: Strands #1
Published by Random House BfYR
Pub Date: March 12th 2013
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The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . .

When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.


I want to experience the “glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense” in this book too!!! And I love this cover!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

23 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold”

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    I love the cover of this book and am definitely interested in it since it’s a retelling. I hope it doesn’t disappoint! Great pick!

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    Rie Conley

    The cover is beautiful. So haunting.

    I started this book yesterday, but I haven’t had a chance to really read much of it.

    I did read the fairytale it’s based off before I started it though. I think this is going to be an amazing read!

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    I kept meaning to snag this on NetGalley, then I didn’t and now I don’t have time to read it but I am quite excited for it! It looks really good.

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    Amy @ Tripping Over Books

    YEAH YOU DO! I’m pretty excited about this book, too. The Bluebeard tale is pretty dark, but I’ve always liked it, so I’m very intrigued by this verison with the Southern vibe and all. Great pick!! :-)

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    I really want to read this one, too! And that cover is so pretty! In fact, in matches your blog design really well (which I LOVE, by the way!). :)

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    yes, this sounds so intriguing! I’ve always found the idea of Bluebeard creeeeepy so I’m interested to see how it plays out here.

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