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The Vanished Bride

The Vanished Bride

Why a Booktrail?

1845: The Bronte sisters become amateur detectives….

  • ISBN: 978-1529388985
  • Genre: Historical, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

A young woman has gone missing from her home, Chester Grange, leaving no trace, save a large pool of blood in her bedroom and a slew of dark rumours about her marriage. A few miles away across the moors, the daughters of a humble parson, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified, yet intrigued.

Desperate to find out more, the sisters visit Chester Grange, where they notice several unsettling details about the crime scene: not least the absence of an investigation. Together, the young women realise that their resourcefulness, energy and boundless imaginations could help solve the mystery – and that if they don’t attempt to find out what happened to Elizabeth Chester, no one else will.

The path to the truth is not an easy one, especially in a society which believes a woman’s place to be in the home, not wandering 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…

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Bronte Country

This is  a delightful  mystery tale set in the Bronte heartland. It’s not entirely fictional either as the author points out that she took her inspiration from many things which did happen in the lives of the three famous sisters and infamous brother.

It’s set in 1845, in August, as this was the first time the family had all been under one roof for several months. The sisters started to write as Anne had been sacked from her job at Thorp Grange following a scandal with her brother and the owner’s wife, and Charlotte had just returned from Belgium suffering from unrequited love. Father Patrick Bronte really did write to an unmarried mother as he does in the novel and Emily does buy material made up of a thundercloud and lightening pattern!

The novel captures the magic and wonder of the Yorkshire landscape, the rolling hills, mist, mystery and intrique. Visiting Haworth now is like stepping back in time.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Vanished Bride

Destination: Bronte Country, Yorkshire   Author/guide:  Bella Ellis  Departure Time: 1845

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