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
Yeah, I was all in as soon as I read “fairytale” and the fact that it’s Bluebeard – a fairy tale that I can’t recall a retelling of – makes me super excited. Sadly, this one will make me wait until March 12 of next year. But even if it wasn’t a fairytale retelling (an automatic addition onto my reading list) the cover alone would make me want to read it!
And now, for an overdose of cuteness, I bring you a photo of Sophie and her Cone of Shame! Poor Sophie just came home from the vet and she’s not very happy.