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read kindle ↠ Strands of Bronze and Gold Ô Hardcover ✓ jane nickerson ↠ [EPUB] ✻ Strands of Bronze and Gold By Jane Nickerson – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The Bluebeard fairy tale retold When seventeen year old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies she receives an unexpeNd 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 worldGlowing strands of romance mystery and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tal What if Bluebeard were a wealthy plantation owner in the Antebellum South I’ve never pondered that uestion before reading Strands of Bronze and Gold but now that I have it seems to me like Jane Nickerson picked the least interesting way of going about an adaptation Rather than expanding on or exploring the source material as a good retelling should hers is a version that does nothing but overembellish the original to the point the result is a book that’s extremely poorly pacedI suppose some people might call chapter after chapter of ostentatious prose describing architecture decorations and shudders lots and lots of clothing and jewelry atmospheric but I’m going to go with tedious dull and incredibly boring A few paragraphs here and there wouldn’t have bother me and I wasn’t too bored at first I’m well aware of how to create a haunting atmosphere with just the right details but Strands of Bronze and Gold just goes on and on and on By the time a uarter of the book passes and Nickerson’s still creating the mood setting up the atmosphere with her descriptions of Wyndriven Abbey yes yes it takes place in a creepy English monastery transplanted to the Mississippi countryside can we please move on When will Sophia discover the dead wives Who’ll rescue her How and why does Bernard become a homicidal maniac I think knowing this is a Bluebeard adaptation built up a lot of anticipation and expectation that the plot would move uickly except even as I’m asking those uestions I’m approaching the halfway point and I’m still no closer to any answers In a word the beginning drags HardIf that wasn’t bad enough all the characters are pretty much failures for me even after the story picks up in the second half Bernard obviously is a psychopathic wife killer but even still I didn’t like the way Nickerson approached his character The original Bluebeard is sort of an object lesson in idle curiosity don’t peek in that locked door but his descent into homicidal madness actually makes very little sense if you think about it he couldn’t possibly have killed the first wife for discovering the dead bodies of his previous wives she is after all his first wife; Nickerson does include a sort of justification for Bernard’s murderous ways but it just felt really flimsy like a third rate look at a psychotic creep view spoilerThe tragic death of his son in an accident and his wife leaving him shortly thereafter excuse doesn’t really fly in my book hide spoiler

Strands of Bronze and GoldNd 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 worldGlowing strands of romance mystery and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tal What if Bluebeard were a wealthy plantation owner in the Antebellum South I’ve never pondered that uestion before reading Strands of Bronze and Gold but now that I have it seems to me like Jane Nickerson picked the least interesting way of going about an adaptation Rather than expanding on or exploring the source material as a good retelling should hers is a version that does nothing but overembellish the original to the point the result is a book that’s extremely poorly pacedI suppose some people might call chapter after chapter of ostentatious prose describing architecture decorations and shudders lots and lots of clothing and jewelry atmospheric but I’m going to go with tedious dull and incredibly boring A few paragraphs here and there wouldn’t have bother me and I wasn’t too bored at first I’m well aware of how to create a haunting atmosphere with just the right details but Strands of Bronze and Gold just goes on and on and on By the time a uarter of the book passes and Nickerson’s still creating the mood setting up the atmosphere with her descriptions of Wyndriven Abbey yes yes it takes place in a creepy English monastery transplanted to the Mississippi countryside can we please move on When will Sophia discover the dead wives Who’ll rescue her How and why does Bernard become a homicidal maniac I think knowing this is a Bluebeard adaptation built up a lot of anticipation and expectation that the plot would move uickly except even as I’m asking those uestions I’m approaching the halfway point and I’m still no closer to any answers In a word the beginning drags HardIf that wasn’t bad enough all the characters are pretty much failures for me even after the story picks up in the second half Bernard obviously is a psychopathic wife killer but even still I didn’t like the way Nickerson approached his character The original Bluebeard is sort of an object lesson in idle curiosity don’t peek in that locked door but his descent into homicidal madness actually makes very little sense if you think about it he couldn’t possibly have killed the first wife for discovering the dead bodies of his previous wives she is after all his first wife; Nickerson does include a sort of justification for Bernard’s murderous ways but it just felt really flimsy like a third rate look at a psychotic creep view spoilerThe tragic death of his son in an accident and his wife leaving him shortly thereafter excuse doesn’t really fly in my book hide spoiler

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Strands of Bronze and Gold Û The Bluebeard fairy tale retold When seventeen Bronze and PDF #10003 year old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies she receives an Strands of eBook #8608 unexpected letter An invitation on fine ivory paper in bold black handwriting from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac her of Bronze and MOBI #183 godfather With no money and fewer options Sophie accepts leaving h I was fully prepared to love this book but alas I ended up with of a mild liking instead The idea of the Bluebeard fairy tale retold tugged at my imagination and it's true that the writing is uite lovely in parts as well as a bit startling in others once the story finally got going in the second half But overall I was disappointed to find that this ended up being a gentle fairy tale than I would have liked The dark story of Bluebeard is full of seductive promise danger and horror and this particular iteration only glanced on serious weighty themes before uickly shying away from them The author's guest post for us makes it clear that she seems to prefer happy endings and in the end it just comes down to what you enjoy as a reader and I personally prefer my tales of seduction to be a bit toothsome If you'd like to try out a ravishing and sinister Bluebeard retelling I'd recommend The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela CarterNote While I like the southern gothic setting I was a bit troubled by a strange subplot involving the Underground Railroad The Book Smugglers address that in depth here This review also appears in The Midnight Garden An advance copy was provided by the publisher ebook ê Strands of Bronze and Gold ã Jane Nickerson

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Jane Nickerson ã Strands of Bronze and Gold book Er humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey in the heart of MississippiSophie 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 arou I don't know why I've read thisFULL SPOILERY REVIEW IN MY BLOG