Waiting on Wednesday (12) - Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it's where you post a book you are eagerly awaiting.
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Hits Shelves on March 12, 2013
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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. (Goodreads)
My Thoughts
Besides that stunning cover, my main reason for wanting to read this book is that it's a Bluebeard retelling. For those of you unfamiliar with the Bluebeard folktale, Bluebeard is a violent nobleman who has a habit of killing his wives. He is greatly feared and avoided because of his blue beard, and, at first, he has trouble convincing another woman to marry him, but he finally succeeds. Before going away on a trip, he gives his new wife the keys to every room in his chateau, but he expressly forbids her to enter one particular room. The wife is overcome with curiosity, and she unlocks the room, only to find the dead bodies of all of her husband's former wives.

So, on that horrific note, this book should make for a fascinating tale! I can't wait to see how this turns out.

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. This one looks awesome!! Can't wait to read this!

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  2. Hadn't seen this before but it sounds really good!
    new follower :)

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  3. I've seen this a few times this week! I don't know that I will read it but I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! Thanks for sharing, oh and new follower (Frodosco - GFC). ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  4. Eeepp!!! Saw this one on GR & I added it immediately on my TBR pile. Please March, come quick ;) Awesome pick! :D

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  5. Bluebeard! I wanted to write a retelling on Bluebeard for class but my teacher said it was too... gory. =))) You wouldn't expect that story from the beautiful cover though!

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    1. You should definitely still write the retelling Gellie! Sounds awesome! :)

  6. This one has been on my radar for a long time, it looks sooooo good! Excellent choice!

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  7. This sounds really good! I am definitely adding it to my tbr! Thanks for sharing =)

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  8. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

    1. Happy belated Halloween! lol And you're welcome Dani!

  9. Me too. It sounds good and the cover is so lovely.

  10. I'm glad you explained that one to me because I have never heard of Bluebeard! This one sounds really great and a definite add for my TBR. Great pick! Here is my WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    1. Yay! Good to hear you've added this to your TBR pile Vyki! Thanks!

  11. And the most exciting part is what happens after his new wife makes this discovery and has to decide what to do with this new information!

    1. Haha this is true. I can't wait to find out.


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