Strands of Bronze and Gold
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Als Kind fürchtete ich mich schrecklich vor dem Märchen „Blaubart“. Die unheimliche Geschichte des reichen Adligen, der seine Ehefrauen ermordet und ihre Köpfe aufbewahrt, jagte mir eine Heidenangst ein. Ursprünglich stammt das Märchen von dem französischen Autor Charles Perrault aus dem Jahr 1697; ...
Since this is a retelling of a fairy tale that many readers will already know, I was hoping for a lot more suspense. The majority of the story dragged or had me rolling my eyes at how stupid the main character was being. Overall, I still liked the book and its setting.
*Worum geht's?*Als Sophias Vater stirbt und seine vier Kinder elternlos zurücklässt, trifft es die Familie hart. Zum Glück erklärt sich Sophias Patenonkel, der reiche Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, dazu bereit, sich ihrer anzunehmen. Für Sophia, die Monsieur Bernard schon als kleines Mädchen anhimmelt...
If I had to sum this book up in two words, it would be this: EPIC. FAIL.This book could have been awesome, and then it crashed and burned. Shame.Problems I had with this book:1. Pacing: Pretty much nothing happens until the end, and it wraps up too quickly. The author should have spent some time bui...
So bad that in the end I just gave up...I thought I would manage too finish the books, but I just couldn't force myself to keep reading this garbage.