The Vanished Bride: Book summary and reviews of The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

The Vanished Bride

A Brontë Sisters Mystery

by Bella Ellis

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The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2019
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery...

Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters—the Brontë sisters—learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.
 
These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent "lady detectors." Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, "detecting is reading between the lines—it's seeing what is not there."
 
As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman's place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...

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"Appropriately gothic touches as well as the author's solid research on the lives and works of the Brontës...enrich a diverting adventure. Brontë aficionados won't want to miss this one." - Publishers Weekly

"Move over, Jane Austen, for the latest literary ladies who snoop in this improbable but lively series debut." - Kirkus Reviews

"The Bronte sisters as sleuths--what a delicious idea! Bella Ellis has brilliantly recreated the feel and atmosphere of the Bronte novels, as well as bringing the three sisters (and their dissolute brother) vividly to life. What's more, it's a rattling good story!" - Rhys Bowen, New York Times and #1 Kindle bestselling author of the Royal Spyness novels, the Molly Murphy Mysteries and The Tuscan Child

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Bella Ellis

Bella Ellis is the Brontë-esque pseudonym of Rowan Coleman, an acclaimed author of numerous novels for adults and children. She first visited the former home of the Brontë sisters when she was ten years old. From the moment she stepped over the threshold she was hooked, and embarked on a lifelong love affair with Charlotte, Emily, and Anne; their life; their literature; and their remarkable legacy.

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