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Strands of Bronze and Gold

Strands of Bronze and Gold

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By (author) Jane Nickerson, Read by Caitlin Prennace

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  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 150mm x 28mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 12 March 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0385361238
  • ISBN 13: 9780385361231
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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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.

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For many years, JANE NICKERSON and her family lived in a big old house in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where she worked as the children's librarian at the local public library. She has always loved the South, "the olden days," gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. She and her husband now make their home in Ontario, Canada.

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SLJ Teen, February 5, 2013: "Jane Nickerson adroitly weaves the threads of the 'Bluebeard' story into "Strands of Bronze and Gold" to create a spellbinding tapestry of mystery, romance, and suspense...A grippingly gothic tale, with a lavishly described and lushly atmospheric setting and likable heroine."