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Author: Jane Nickerson Narrator: Caitlin Prennace Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9780385361248
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Nickerson makes smart use of a lush, eerie antebellum Mississippi setting to add tension…Although the book moves leisurely, it effectively blends the fairytale world with the realities of Sophia’s powerlessness: she’s underage, impoverished, and female. All of which makes her luck, determination, and eventual triumph all the more rewarding.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Strands of Bronze and Gold] will beckon readers of historical fiction, romance, and mystery alike.”


  • “[A] gorgeously atmospheric page-turner.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A grippingly gothic tale.”

    SLJ Teen

  • “Elegant prose and vivid imagery give this gothic retelling of Perrault’s ‘Bluebeard’ an exquisite sense of place…while the hints of unease—a name scratched in a bedpost, old paintings found in the attic, a decrepit chapel in the estate’s cemetery—keep the tension mounting.”

    The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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About the Author

Jane Nickerson is the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold. She has always loved the South, gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. A children’s librarian by training, she and her husband now make their home in Ontario, Canada.

About the Narrator

Caitlin Prennace, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has worked with leading film and stage directors and actors around Los Angeles. As a voice actor she worked with James Cameron in the preproduction phase of Avatar, voicing the lead role of Neytiri for Cameron’s 4 minute trailer. She also volunteers for the BookPALS, a literacy program run by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.