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

“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?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

July 12, 2012



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    July 11, 2012

    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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    Becca Christiansen

    July 11, 2012

    This sounds awesome!!!

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    Little Miss Becky

    July 11, 2012

    Gorgeous cover and a haunting story—I'm definitely in!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    July 11, 2012

    This one does sound really good!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Book Whales YA Reviews

    July 11, 2012

    The cover is pretty!! :D Awesome pick. Must have this! New Follower

    -Dannielle/ TheUnseelieNerd


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    July 11, 2012

    Ahh, wow. Love the title and the cover; going to have to keep an eye out for this. :)

    My WoW.

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    July 11, 2012

    Holy crap, I've never heard of this but it sounds so awesome! Thanks for sharing!!
    My WoW!

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    July 11, 2012

    I haven't heard of this one yet. Good pick.

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    Jenea Whittington

    July 11, 2012

    Sounds awesome and I love the cover too. Great pick. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    Maddie (aka Pete)

    July 11, 2012

    Based on the cover alone, I added this to my to reads. :)

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    July 11, 2012

    This is a GREAT choice! I love everything about this book: the title, the cover, the synopsis. Historical Fiction gets me every time :-)

    My WoW Pick

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    The Shadow Realm

    July 11, 2012

    This one sounds interesting. Really like the cover too.

    My WoW: http://xtheshadowrealmx.blogspot.ie/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html


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    Kimmie M.

    July 11, 2012

    This book sounds awesome! Great Pick! :)

    My WoW

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    July 11, 2012

    I like the summary AND the cover… except for how they faded her out at the bottom. Weird.

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    Dani Chapman

    July 11, 2012

    These books do sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,

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    July 11, 2012

    This sounds so good, I am totally excited to read it!! Cheers!!

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    July 13, 2012

    This is a gothic thriller!? I MUST HAVE THIS!!! I love gothic books! Holy frack!!

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    Sierra Abrams

    July 13, 2012

    This sounds EPIC! I'm so adding it – thanks for the heads up! ;)

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    July 16, 2012

    This looks like an amazing read!

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    Emily VanYperen

    January 10, 2013

    I can't wait for this one either!