This book was wonderfully written. Kudos to Jane Nickerson on her debut!
Strands of Bronze and Gold was both creepy and intriguing. Bernard scared the crap out of me and gave me the heebie jeebies. He was a very strong character. Probably the strongest I've ever read. But I felt like he had nothing but hate inside him. Sophia, on the other hand, was full of emotion, maybe to a fault? She was very weak and there were times I just wanted to smack some sense into her. I know the slavery bit is somewhat controversial, but that's the way it was. That's not to say that it wasn't hard reading about it.
The ending of this book was great. I don't know how else it should have ended. Like I said before, the whole book was beautifully written.