Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold

Strands of Bronze and Gold
Author: Jane Nickerson
Publisher: Random House 
Expected Publication: March 12, 2013

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.

My Thoughts: 
I haven't read a retelling of the Bluebeard tale but it is already such an interesting story, and one that is not often told, that I'm excited to see what the author does with it and how she makes it her own. On top of that it comes out on my birthday and has a gorgeous cover, I think I might just have to pre-order this one!


  1. I've seen this one around a couple times so far. I'm not sure that I'll read it but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  2. Eeeppp!!! I'm EXCITED for this! But MARCH?! WHY?!

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  3. Not heard of this one. Wonderful!


  4. Well, this one sure is intriguing. Added it to my to-read list!

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  5. Am really not a fan of retellings but sure this one sounds fantastic! Awesome pick!

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  6. I LOVE fairy tales retelling. Gotta add this to my tbr right now. Great pick!

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  7. this one is on my list too. great choice. my wow

  8. Great choice. Feel free to check out My WoW

  9. Wow this sounds super intense! I hadn't heard of this one before. It sounds kind of creepy. I'm going to keep an eye on it! Thanks. :)

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  10. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

  11. Really interesting pick! I love the fact that it's a retelling of Bluebread (I need to re-familarize my self with it again but I just love retellings so yeah haha) Thanks for spotlighting!

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  12. Interesting choice.

  13. This book sounds like a really great historical novel. Great pick! I can't wait to read it.
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  14. Great pick, very mysterious and intruiging. I haven't read any historical fiction yet, but this sounds like one I will definitely want to read. Here is my WoW.

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  15. I rarely read retellings, but wow! I love the sounds of this one. The cover is gorgeous and the blurb just draws me in! I'm so adding this on to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This certainly sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW.

  17. I checked out the Strands of Bronze and Gold author's site. Among other interesting things she has posted the short original Bluebeard tale from the Brothers Grimm.