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Strands of Bronze and Gold (Digital Audiobook)

By , (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 11, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (3/12/2013)
Paperback (3/11/2014)
Hardcover (3/12/2013)
Compact Disc (3/12/2013)

Spring '13 Kids List

“Red-haired Sophie receives every teen girl's dream -- an invitation to go live with her rich, eccentric godfather on a romantic Mississippi estate, where he showers her with dresses, jewelry, and even a white pony. But Monsieur Bernard turns out to be a man with a past. A widower many times over, all his dead wives have one similarity with Sophie -- red hair. Nickerson's retelling of the Bluebeard cautionary tale will delight teens -- and keep them on the edge of their seats as they follow Sophie's adventures on Wyndriven Abbey and the remarkable group of servants and slaves who teach her valuable lessons about love and courage.”
— Dominica Plummer, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
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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.

About the Author

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.