Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

~Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 12th 2013 by Random House Children's Books
In the thrilling conclusion of the Drake Chronicles, love and loyalties will be tested... and proven once and for all.

The Bluebeard fairy tale retold...

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.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.

This is one of the upcoming 2013 books that I expect a lot from. The cover is gorgeous, the synopsis sounds amazing and I love retellings! This just has to be good! :D


  1. I totally agree with this pick!! I can't wait for it and since it releases right around my birthday this might just end up as one of my presents :)

    my WoW

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    1. It would be awesome if you would get this for your birthday! :D

  2. This was my pick last week! I want it so badly! Very pretty post and blog, by the way!

  3. Ooo, this one sounds so good! I don't know how I missed hearing about it before today.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  4. I've never heard of this before, but wow, the cover is GORGEOUS! I could stare at it forever. Seriously. So. Pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW. :)

  5. Yikes, that sounds intense! I love a book with a good mystery, and the whole mysterious godfather thing is very intriguing.

  6. Really!?! A Bluebeard retell! Wow, and I was thinking of a short story in this setting. lol. Great pick.

  7. Wow! This sounds amazing. I've never heard of this series. Sounds awesome though. Love your blog design! Thank you for stopping by this week and new follower!

  8. The Bluebeard fairy tale retold...That is a creepy one! I watched a movie retelling and it was disturbing LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I love your choice. I agree. I to so want to read this book. ;) Retellings of old books or fairytales are always fun!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. ;) Have a nice weekend.

    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment


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