Waiting on Wednesday #31

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

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.

I freaking love retellings. That is all.


  1. I am really excited about this one as well. Retellings are so awesome and this one just sounds so unique. Great WoW pick!

  2. I can't wait for this one as well!! I love the cover too!

    Great pick!!

    here's My W.o.W.

    jaime @ Fic Fare

  3. I'm not sure about this one for me, but I hope you enjoy it!

    YA Sisterhood

  4. Sounds like a very interesting read! I love the cover!

    My WoW

  5. I've been DYING to read this one. I also love retellings, and this one sounds utterly gorgeous. I love the title and the cover and basically, it needs to be mine.

  6. I love retellings too! I'm not sure about the bluebeard story though.. Hope you get it soon.
    Little Book Star