Title: Strands of Bronze and Gold
Author: Jane Nickerson
This is a great book! I was nervous about reading this since my friend found it...well awful! But I have had so many different opinions on books I thought I'd give it a try. I had NEVER heard of Bluebeard so I didn't know what to expect but I found myself on the edge of my seat. Sure it's a bit slow in the beginning, a bit weird, and predictable. I loved it, though I'm ashamed to say it took me three to four days to finish. :(
Sophia has just lost her father and moves to Mississippi to live with her godfather Monsieur Bernard de Cressac. His estate is called Wyndriven Abbey. Sure she falls in love (so she thinks) with her godfather but it doesn't last long! Soon she sees who he really is and begins to fear him. I am not surprised she fancied herself in love since he never ceased to flirt with her and to buy her pretty things.
Gideon Stone is a preacher who meets Sophia one day in the woods. They continue to meet in private until his...pride got in the way and he ceased meeting her. He wanted to court her properly.
He's so foolish! Once he left she HAD to get engaged to her godfather so she could help pay her family's debt off.
AGH! I was on the edge of my seat wondering when she'd figure out what he did to his last four wives! It drove me mad that she continued to deny the signs!
I guess it wasn't her fault since her godfather could be quite charming when he needed to be. Still it is kind of OBVIOUS he has a terrible temper and it EXTREMELY INSANE! *eye roll
I was a bit bored when I began it but I was soon flipping through pages like crazy! The only reason it took so long to finish is because I have class and HAVE to study for the next test! I hate summer college classes! Everything goes by so quickly I can't keep up! Anyway I'm so glad I read this book despite what my friend told me!
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.