The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . .
When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petherams beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitationon fine ivory paper, in bold black handwritingfrom 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, its as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wivesall with hair as red as her ownin the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows shes trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressacs intoxicating world.
Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debuta thrilling retelling of the Bluebeard fairy tale.
For many years, JANE NICKERSON and her family lived in a big old house in Aberdeen, Mississippi, where she worked as the children's librarian at the local public library. She has always loved the South, "the olden days," gothic tales, houses, kids, writing, and interesting villains. She and her husband now make their home in Ontario, Canada.
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