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Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Bront , Emily Bront , and Anne Bront were detectors in this charming historical mysteryYorkshire,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 Bront sisters learn of the crime Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bront are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearanceThese 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


10 thoughts on “The Vanished Bride

  1. Julie Julie says:

    The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis is a 2019 Berkley publication The Bronte sisters as amateur sleuths Yes, please I have read a few mystery novels featuring real life persons as detectives, but with mixed results This is the first one I ve encountered in which the three Bronte sisters work together to solve a mystery, and I must admit I was immediately intrigued by the all the possibilities although, I was also cautiously optimistic However, the author did a stellar job of breathing life i The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis is a 2019 Berkley publication The Bronte sisters as amateur sleuths Yes, please I have read a few mystery novels featuring real life persons as detectives, but with mixed results This is the first one I ve encountered in which the three Bronte sisters work together to solve a mystery, and I must admit I was immediately intrigued by the all the possibilities although, I was also cautiously optimistic However, the author did a stellar job of breathing life into these legendary authors, creating their distinct personalities, and giving readers a few clues as to why they were inspired to write the types of stories they eventually became famous for In this first installment of what promises to be a solid cozy mystery series, the ladies are pulled into a most puzzling case in which a young wife vanishes, leaving behind a bloody, gruesome scene, and two small children without a mother Charlotte, Emily and Anne are horrified, but also titillated, deciding they should get to the bottom of the mystery themselves However, they soon learn that many feel female detectors are unladylike and that the women should not be out roaming the countryside alone, scouring for clues However, that may be the least of their concerns, as their probing into the missing persons case could put them in grave danger I am quite impressed with this debut novel The author has obviously studied the real life counterparts of her main characters Readers get a delightful and realistic depiction of their personalities before they became famous authors The banter between the sisters is crisp and sharp, while the mystery is very well constructed and executed The story is atmospheric, occasionally creepy, and is an absorbing whodunit that kept me interested and guessing from start to finish I loved it My kind of story all the way I am very much looking forward to the second book in this series


  2. Toni Toni says:

    I am a huge admirer of Bronte sisters work, so this mystery, featuring Emily, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell Bronte was just a treat In the Vanished Bride Yorkshire Mooresville we all love and cherish because of the sisters s immortal works become a setting of a crime mystery a young woman, a devoted mother and stepmother, disappears from her room in Chester Grange estate There is so much blood left behind that few people doubt she came to a grave harm Emily, Charlotte, and Anne are spending I am a huge admirer of Bronte sisters work, so this mystery, featuring Emily, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell Bronte was just a treat In the Vanished Bride Yorkshire Mooresville we all love and cherish because of the sisters s immortal works become a setting of a crime mystery a young woman, a devoted mother and stepmother, disappears from her room in Chester Grange estate There is so much blood left behind that few people doubt she came to a grave harm Emily, Charlotte, and Anne are spending summer in their father s house and are feeling bored Their sense of how precious and awfully short and precarious life is, creative spirit, and wild imagination make them take an active interest in everything that is happening around them, far and near One of these things is the formation of the first police force detective department, the other the above mentioned strange occurrence in their own neighborhood The sisters decide to try to solve the mystery by putting their education, curiosity, deductive powers, social skills and sense of justice in use.Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion


  3. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    Bella Ellis has crafted a clever and atmospheric tale that will transport you to 1845 Victorian England This was a captivating historical Mystery featuring the Bront sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne The story takes place before the Bront s wrote their classic masterpieces and Inc there curious, clever, and dynamic personalities There was also much foreshadowing of their future famous works It was so impressive how creative Miss Ellis was with her approach to the story So well written an Bella Ellis has crafted a clever and atmospheric tale that will transport you to 1845 Victorian England This was a captivating historical Mystery featuring the Bront sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne The story takes place before the Bront s wrote their classic masterpieces and Inc there curious, clever, and dynamic personalities There was also much foreshadowing of their future famous works It was so impressive how creative Miss Ellis was with her approach to the story So well written and researched it completely captured the essence of this time and place as well as these characters And it was a brilliant mystery to boot The story starts off with the Bront sisters finding themselves all under the same roof for the first time in a long time Then two things happen their friend Matilda s mistress has disappeared leaving behind a pool of blood, and there is an article in the newspaper about male detectives Always willing to live outside the norm the sisters decide to head to the scene of the crime and do some detecting of their own The mystery was interesting, intriguing, and well plotted I read this book as part of a buddy read and none of us had it all figured out Always great to have a surprise ending, but even better when it is not out of left field There were definitely clues and hints leading up to the ending I just didn t clue into them This was an extremely well executed historical mystery and I am looking forward to the next book in the series This book in three emojis Big thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book


  4. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    This has all the essential ingredients of a really good book The main ingredient is a well written plot line, add in characters that you can visualise, fold in a tale that unfolds well and with clarity, add a dash of humour, wit and sibling banter, a soup on of cleverness and intrigue, a large spoonful of mystery and secrecy, add atmospheric settings, a splash of ghostliness and stir well The result Hopefully, a best seller because this is truly what Bella Ellis deserves This is a terrific r This has all the essential ingredients of a really good book The main ingredient is a well written plot line, add in characters that you can visualise, fold in a tale that unfolds well and with clarity, add a dash of humour, wit and sibling banter, a soup on of cleverness and intrigue, a large spoonful of mystery and secrecy, add atmospheric settings, a splash of ghostliness and stir well The result Hopefully, a best seller because this is truly what Bella Ellis deserves This is a terrific read and I love that this engaging story is embedded in truths about the Bront sisters as they are the inspiration for this story The sisters turn Lady Detectors when they try to learn of the intriguing case of Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange, whose husband is cruel and vicious Elizabeth s room is found covered in copious amounts of blood but there is no sign of its occupant What happens afterwards as the sisters doggedly pursue the truth is a tale full of menace, creepiness, intrigue and deception I love the idea of the sisters detecting and Emily proves herself very adept and bold , Anne charms witnesses while fierce, independent Charlotte adds dryness and intelligence , aided and supported when sufficiently sober, by Branwell who proves to have perspicacity, wit and intuition The family come alive before your very eyes as they traipse around the wildly beautiful Haworth location with their easy sibling camaraderie but also their brutal honesty to each other Their father, Patrick is not for one minute deceived by the inventive lies they tell as the women travel across Yorkshire to search for the truth He is not a man of his times in that he has almost modern views and allows his daughters latitude There are some wonderful descriptions and some terrific macabre incidents that send shivers down your spine There is one jaw dropping moment when Emily breaks into Chester Grange that is deliciously spooky I like that the story is set in its historical context with real events such as the growth of industry and its effects on expanding West Yorkshire towns which the woman witness and is especially evident in Leeds I like the inclusion of strong independent women The Bront sisters of course, Isabelle Lucas, Dr Prescott s wife who refuse to be under the control of men as of course, was the norm The ending is maybe a bit contrived but it fits with a Gothic Tale and so is a minor point Overall, I enjoyed this book a great deal and will definitely read subsequent stories as I love the premise Thank you very much for the ARC


  5. Book of Secrets Book of Secrets says:

    4.5 Stars THE VANISHED BRIDE is a unique historical mystery that casts the famous Bront sisters as amateur sleuths who set out to solve a local missing persons case It s 1845, and Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are once again living at home with their father Patrick and brother Branwell, before they became published authors The sisters are struggling to find their place in the world as unmarried women who would prefer to set their own course in life When they hear a young wife has disappeared 4.5 Stars THE VANISHED BRIDE is a unique historical mystery that casts the famous Bront sisters as amateur sleuths who set out to solve a local missing persons case It s 1845, and Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are once again living at home with their father Patrick and brother Branwell, before they became published authors The sisters are struggling to find their place in the world as unmarried women who would prefer to set their own course in life When they hear a young wife has disappeared under gruesome circumstances, the Bront s become lady detectors and use their smarts daring to find out what happened.I enjoyed this book very much Not only was I intrigued by the twisty mystery, I absolutely loved being able to live in the world of the Bront s for a little while From what I ve previously learned about them, I think the author did a fantastic job capturing the sisters personalities, conflicts, and closeness to one another Though the mystery was fictional, it had many elements that would have influenced this Charlotte to write Jane Eyre THE VANISHED BRIDE is a must read for Bront fans intriguing, well written, and great fun Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  6. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    In this charming and suspenseful first installment in a new series, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are lady detectors a.k.a detectives In mid 1840s Yorkshire there s a missing mother In her place is a pool of blood Charlotte, Emily, and Anne live just a few miles away and are upset and eager to knowabout the crime They have not yet published their novels, but they are experts with details and have wild imaginations Of course women are not typically detectors during this time per In this charming and suspenseful first installment in a new series, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are lady detectors a.k.a detectives In mid 1840s Yorkshire there s a missing mother In her place is a pool of blood Charlotte, Emily, and Anne live just a few miles away and are upset and eager to knowabout the crime They have not yet published their novels, but they are experts with details and have wild imaginations Of course women are not typically detectors during this time period, and the sisters are met with resistance at every turn No matter, they are too invested to let this case go They have to find out what happened to the vanished bride, despite the possible cost.The Vanished Bride is a complex and engaging mystery that kept me rapt If you are a Bronte fan, this book is extra fun visiting the sisters in a different way and getting to know them better Even if you aren t, the author has delivered a well planned historical mystery that kept me guessing and never showed all its cards I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com


  7. Michelle Michelle says:

    Oh dear, I do worry about all the deceit that comes with detecting It doesn t seem very godly at all When I started this I thought to myself, who dreams up this kind of stuff, the Bront sisters as investigators Now however I m like this is genius, the Bront sisters are detectives Or Detectors as they like to call themselves From the first page you can tell how much this author adores these sisters and I was astonished when reading the back notes how much fact is woven into this piece Oh dear, I do worry about all the deceit that comes with detecting It doesn t seem very godly at all When I started this I thought to myself, who dreams up this kind of stuff, the Bront sisters as investigators Now however I m like this is genius, the Bront sisters are detectives Or Detectors as they like to call themselves From the first page you can tell how much this author adores these sisters and I was astonished when reading the back notes how much fact is woven into this piece of fiction, it s just incredible and researched to a whole new level The fact and fiction worked so well together and I feel that although the plot is fiction, I understand the lives of girls, who they were, their surroundings, their upbringings so muchThis isn t a book, this literally came alive in my hands, it s very well crafted and so three dimensional I felt like a forth sister Easily four stars


  8. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Many thanks to Berkley for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewputting this one down for nowbut lets keep it hush hushi want to stay in Berkley s good graces Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Many thanks to Berkley for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewputting this one down for nowbut lets keep it hush hushi want to stay in Berkley s good graces Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram


  9. Susan Susan says:

    This is the first in what will, hopefully, become a series of mysteries featuring the Bronte sisters as detectors, in their words I am never sure about putting really, historical characters, into fictional settings, but this novel really does utilise the biographies of the Bronte s and, in no way, does it trivialise, or romanticise, them Part tribute and part crime story, this is an excellent read.The novel begins in 1851, with the news that a married woman has gone missing from Chester Gran This is the first in what will, hopefully, become a series of mysteries featuring the Bronte sisters as detectors, in their words I am never sure about putting really, historical characters, into fictional settings, but this novel really does utilise the biographies of the Bronte s and, in no way, does it trivialise, or romanticise, them Part tribute and part crime story, this is an excellent read.The novel begins in 1851, with the news that a married woman has gone missing from Chester Grange, where Matilda French, an old school friend, works as governess Wish to comfort her, and, naturally curious, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, set out to visit their friend They learn that this is an unlucky house indeed, as Mr Chester s first wife, Imogen, killed herself and now Elizabeth has gone missing Determined to help, the three set out to find out where Elizabeth is and whether she is still alive Much of this mystery hints at later novels the Bronte s wrote There is also much about the family of Branwell, drunk and debt ridden, their father in poor health and the desire that these three sisters have to become independent and find a way to support themselves The mystery deals with uncomfortable truths, faced by women at the time the fact that husbands, and fathers, have a great deal of control over women s lives, of seduction and the consequences of domestic abuse, infant mortality and also the lack of a coherent police force to investigate crime Indeed, one of the most poignant lines, has to come from Mr Bronte, who unwittingly leaves the sisters feeling diminished, when he comments, your writing is not work, as it is with your brother If you enjoy mysteries and have a love for the Bronte sisters, you will love this


  10. Whispering Stories Whispering Stories says:

    The Vanished Bride is an historical novel by Bella Ellis Ellis has taken the Bront s, before the sisters became famous authors and dropped them in a sinister Victorian tale The book is written in the third person and each chapter is seen through the eyes of one of the main characters.We join Charlotte in the parsonage in Haworth in December 1851 when she is in reflective mood She thinks back to a time in 1845 when circumstances led to her having three of her precious siblings living with he The Vanished Bride is an historical novel by Bella Ellis Ellis has taken the Bront s, before the sisters became famous authors and dropped them in a sinister Victorian tale The book is written in the third person and each chapter is seen through the eyes of one of the main characters.We join Charlotte in the parsonage in Haworth in December 1851 when she is in reflective mood She thinks back to a time in 1845 when circumstances led to her having three of her precious siblings living with her They received word that Elizabeth Chester, a young wife and mother, from a neighbouring village has disappeared under mysterious circumstances and undertake to find out what happened to her They visit Elizabeth s home, Chester Grange, under the pretext of concern for their friend, Mattie, who was employed as governess to the Chester children Was this a crime scene or had Elizabeth disappeared of her own volition This seemed unlikely owing to the amount of blood on the floor Had she been murdered and spirited away These are the questions the sisters, peripherally assisted by their brother, Branwell, set about trying to answer.We can envisage the bleak isolated house set on the moors and it is fair to say the author has had help here, because most of us have read or watched something about the family so we know what to expect of the Bront home However, Bella Ellis isthan equal to the task of putting literary devices to good use She illuminates her tale with metaphors, similes and personification along with occasional bit of gentle humour.I enjoyed their delicate probing of the community of Arunton as they sought clues to help uncover the truth Thethey find out, thecomplex the puzzle becomes but gradually we re drip fed snippets of information to help unpick the mystery.We see each of the sisters through the author s interpretation of their mind sets and I suspect she has undertaken a significant amount of background research into the personalities of each on which to base her characterisations She even has the sibling bickering occasionally, as the romantic Charlotte clashes with the head strong Emily and gives Anne the part of the pragmatic peacemaker.Throughout the book, Ellis gives the forward thinking sisters a social conscience as they demonstrate their frustration with the lack of status of women in society As their confidence increases, they realise that fulfilment can be achieved through channels other than marriage.Bella Ellis is clearly a huge Bront devotee which is apparent from her choice of pseudonym and the subtle nods to the sisters subsequent work running through threads in this tale.Would the sisters be impressed with being plunged into a dark tale of mystery and intrigue As it is a well written book with great attention to period detail, I suspect they would The pace might be a little slow for those who enjoy action packed drama but for fans of the sisters work, this story definitely captures the essence of the Bront style.This is a delightful whodunit which will appeal to many readers who enjoy a cosy conundrum I thoroughly recommend this book and award five stars