Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating


Title: Strands of Bronze and Gold
Author: Jane Nickerson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Expected Publishing Date: 12 March 2013
Hardcover: 352 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
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.
Why Strands of Bronze and Gold?
OMG, did you read the summary? A "Bluebeard" retelling! With supernatural stuff! It's like Jane Nickerson took a list of my favorite things and wrote whole book with them. And Sophie has fallen into a trap! I'm already wondering how she's going to get out of that mess. I have a feeling that this is going to be good.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?