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Waiting on Wednesday (94) — STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson

Posted by on July 11, 2012
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Strands of Bronze and Gold 

A sweeping Gothic thriller based on the spine-chilling “Bluebeard” fairytale.

17-year-old Sophia Petheram has been sheltered by her doting family all her life, until the day her father dies. It’s 1855, and with no money and few options, she goes to live with her guardian, the mysterious Bernard de Cressac, at the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey in 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 woven around her. And when she begins glimpsing the ghosts of his former wives (all with hair as red as her own) in the forgotten corners and dark hallways of the Abbey, Sophie knows she’s in de Cressac’s trap.

With enchanting romance, chilling suspense, and dashes of the supernatural, Strands of Bronze and Gold is a compulsively-readable debut.

STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD will be released March 12th, 2013 from Scholastic.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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20 comments

  1. Ooh, excellent find! I never would have pictured myself as a Gothic fiction fan years ago, but I love it now. Adding to my tbr now, thanks!

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