Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Strands of Bronze and Gold By Jane Nickerson

Author: Jane Nickerson
Published By: Random House Children's Books
Age Recommended: YA
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 4


"Strands of Bronze and Gold" by Jane Nickerson was a very good read for the YA that was of a historical fiction with bits of horror, love and romance. This author gave us a well written dialog that used a wonderful descriptions with such detail for a easy read. This plot with will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end offering a dramatic ending. The setting of the novel was from the Civil War period set in the Mississippi area. Young Sophia agrees to join her godfather... Monsieur Bernard de Cressac at his Wyndriven Abby estate in Mississippi. From there this story takes where you will find some fantastic descriptions like "expensive gifts and moments of flattery and indulgence don't make up for the cruelty of the rest of the time, the kindness and respect dare more important than superficial charm." Parts that I did not particularly like was the 'handling of race and slavery'....However, in the 19th century and slavery was part of their life... Now, this is the time that I say you must pick up the read "Strands of Bronze and Gold" to get all they how, why, what and who of the well written novel. I will say at this point that this is the story of the 'Bluebeard' Fairy Tale... retelling of it to another degree. Be ready for some glimpsing of ghost issues and even more interesting twists. Sophie may have started out a 'naive sweet girl' but in the end she will soon 'grow up' to not only protect herself but those she had now grown to care about at this Abbey and and her own family.

"Strands of Bronze of Gold' will keep you captivated in the read and I would
recommend to anyone who loves a good 'Fairy Tales.'

1 comment:

  1. Yes, there's nothing better than a good Fairy Tale