Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from the eARC of Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson that has been waiting patiently on my Kindle since June 16, 2012. I thought I would move it to the top of my list since the book will be released on March 12. Here is the description:
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.
You see, I had a fabulously wealthy godfather. That was why anything was possible for me.

I couldn't remember a time when thoughts of him didn't send a silvery little thrill through my body. He was a mystery and a magician and all my family's hopes for the future rolled into one.
Oh, wow! You just know that must be too good to be true.


  1. Haven't heard of this one before but It sounded like a good one.

    ai love books

  2. Sounds interesting. I really like fairytale retellings. Enjoy!
    My Teaser

  3. Ohhh I have this one in my TBR pile. Awesome teaser! My enthusiasm has just now increased tenfold!

  4. Beautiful cover to go well with an alluring teaser.

  5. Awesome tease! Sooo cannot wait to read this one!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Oh, wow -- great teaser! I love that cover and have been seeing several teasers for this one lately. I may have to check it out! Here's my TT post!

  7. Totally jealous of you right now, this book looks incredible. I love the cover! So need to read it!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)


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