06 March 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #22: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday showcases the books we're lusting after. Get ready to load up your TBR!

Strands of Bronze and Gold (Strands of Bronze and Gold #1) by Jane Nickerson

Expected Publication: 12 March 2013 by RandomHouse

Pages: 352 (hardcover)

Genre/s: YA, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tale Retelling


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.

Why I'm Waiting

I confess, I'm not overly familiar with the Bluebeard fairy tale, but I love me a bit of historical fiction, particularly with some mystery thrown in!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. The Bluebeard fairy tale is so creepy! I've watched quite a few movies about it and they were all disturbing!! LOL So I'm very intrigued by this YA version!!!
    My WOW

  2. I'm up and down about this book. I think I'll wait and read a few books first. I hope you enjoy it.

    My WOW

  3. I think its gutsy taking on the Bluebeard fairy tale its not as widely known as the others and doesn't exactly have the happiest plot. Still I think I'll read this one just to see if it was a worthy retelling.

    My WoW

  4. I've been seeing some great reviews for this one so far! I'm also not familiar with the Bluebeard tale, but I think that's okay. :)

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews



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