Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dark and Deadly Secrets

Welcome to Wyndriven Abbey, Mississippi 1885, where dark and terrible secrets lurk just beneath the lavish surface and nothing is as it seems.

After the death of her father, Sophie, 17, is invited to live with her mysterious godfather, Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, at his sprawling Mississippi mansion, Wyndriven Abbey. At first, everything is idyllic: The mansion is beautiful, and Bernard is charming and doting and gives Sophie everything she could possibly want (and many things she didn't even know existed). But then cracks begin to appear in this seemingly perfect exterior. Bernard is prone to violent temper tantrums when things don't go his way, and Sophie begins to feel an omnious fear of the man. As Sophie digs deeper into the mystery of Wyndriven Abbey, she learns a deadly secret involving Bernard's ex-wives--a fate that might be her's as well, if Bernard has anything to say about it. With the help of Gideon, a naturalist-type she meets and bedfriends while walking in the woods, Sophie might be able to escape the Abbey with her life. Then again, if Bernard catches on to the plan (and he's got spies everywhere), Sophie might be doomed.

Currently located on the New Book Shelf, Strands of Bronze and Gold is an atmosphereic, fast-paced historical thriller with a touch of romance and fairy-taleesque twist. This will especially appeal to fans of VC Andrews (Flowers in the Attic). Sound good? As of the writing of this blog entry, it's currently checked it's yours for the borrowing. --AJB

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