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.
I enjoyed reading this book so much! I wish that I'd read it early, like I got the opportunity to do with the ARC, but oh, well, I read it, and I loved it, and I can't wait for the sequel! This was such a great book, and I enjoyed it so much!
So I know the basics of the Blackbeard tale, about wives, trust and curiosity, keys, and death. So I wondered how that was going to fit in this book. And I loved how it did so, slowly, and it just crept up on you, that eerie feeling that something was happening, and then it was!
To be honest, I didn't like Sophie too much in the beginning. She was just a little bit too childish in the beginning. And then it kinda sucked that it was this experience that she had to have to grow her up. But her growing up, grown up, I liked her much better!
I really enjoyed her journey once it got going, the whole growing up thing, and that she fell in love, that she saw more possibilities for herself then what others saw for her, it just makes me really want the sequels, to see how they're going to play out!
This was a really fantastic book, I enjoyed it a ton, and I can't wait for the sequels!
Author: Jane Nickerson
Series: Strands of Bronze and Gold #1
Read: March 26th, 2013
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC book and a Historical Fiction 2013 Book!
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: March 12th 2013