The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1) by Bella Ellis

The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)

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 ...

Details The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)

TitleThe Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)

  • Toni
    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 g...
  • Berit☀️✨
    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 Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. The story takes place before the Brontës 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 wa...
  • Book of Secrets
    4.5 Stars → THE VANISHED BRIDE is a unique historical mystery that casts the famous Brontë 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 ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    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 know more about the crime. They have not yet published their novels, but they are experts with details and have wild imaginations. Of cours...
  • Michelle
    '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 Brontè sisters as investigators! Now however I'm like this is genius, the Brontè 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 th...
  • Ceecee
    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 soupçon 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 tr...
  • Whispering Stories
    ‘The Vanished Bride’ is an historical novel by Bella Ellis. Ellis has taken the Brontës, 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 h...
  • Susan
    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...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    It is always fun to have something a bit different than the norm. Something that is fun, entertaining, and stands out from your typical historical mysteries. The Vanished Bride managed to do all of those things and also added a bit of realism along the way.Set in a time when the Bronte sisters still roamed the Earth, The Vanished Bride gives us a curious look at maybe what made them not only fantastic writers but maybe where all their imagination...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    I participated in an absolutely DELIGHTFUL buddy read of The Vanished Bride over the past few weeks. Are you a fan of mysteries? Women empowerment? Historical fiction based around read people or events? The Bronte sisters? If any of these are a yes, pick up a copy of this book!Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte live a quiet life, spending their time exploring their passion to write. When a young wife and mother is seemingly murdered just a few mil...
  • Nursebookie
    I was very fortunate to have received an Advanced Readers Copy electronically from Berkley as part of a Group Buddy Read with other bookstagrammers lead by Berit Lohn from @beritaudiokilledthebookmark, who made this possible.The Vanished Bride by Bella EllisThe Bronte siblings Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell embark in a mystery set in 1845, Yorkshire. The story opens quite dramatically with a possibility of murder and the disappearance of a y...
  • Kathleen
    The word that kept coming to mind when reading this was delightful. Other than some of their written works, I don't know anything about the Brontes or their lives so I found the personification of their various personalities in this work to be extremely fun and interesting. While I did figure out part of the mystery very quickly, I was completely off base as to why and how it all happened which made for a really enjoyable read. The chapters thems...
  • Cathy
    It’s 1851 and the prologue to the book sees Charlotte, now the last surviving member of the Brontë family, looking back on her and her sisters’ lives before they became famous authors. It underlines how tragically short their lives were, Emily having died in 1848 and Anne in 1849. Charlotte herself was to die in 1855.The book’s very engaging premise is that the sisters were enterprising ‘detectors’ before they were novelists and The Va...
  • Pauline
    This is the first book in The Bronte Mysteries series.In this story Charlotte Bronte and her siblings become amateur detectives when a young mother is found missing in their neighbourhood.The story was set in 1945 and reflects the views and language of that time period. I was invited to read this book by the publisher and found this an interesting change from the books I normally read. Thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for my e-copy i...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Do you know I have never in my life read Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights or any of the Bronte sisters books? I know, I'm ashamed to even admit that. I want to read them though and I need to make time to do that soon. Being an avid reader though, I am familiar with the sisters and it's the reason I found this mystery book intriguing. This story takes you back to a period before the sisters became famous writers. They aren't like most of the women fro...
  • Nicole Harbour Lau
    Most of us know the Bronte sisters for their beautiful, haunting writing. But what did these intelligent, driven ladies do before they were famous writers? In Bella Ellis' charming debut novel, "The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery #1)," Charlotte, Emily and Anne become "lady detectors" when a young mother and wife goes missing in a nearby town.As a big fan of both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, this fun, historical fiction book really dr...
  • Alysson
    The Vanished Bride takes place before the Bronte sisters were famous writers. The disappearance of a local young wife and mother spurs the sisters to investigate taking on a role inaccessible to women at the time—detectives! I really enjoyed that aspect because I really love seeing strong female characters (with their own special quirks!) and didn’t mind if it was overdone. As for the mystery, I was really impressed with how it was written. I...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Big big big Bronte fan here! So it’s a given that I have been looking forward to this book for quite a while!But I will admit I was on the fence about it. This book is a reimagining of the Bronte sisters as lady detectives and for me it could have gone either way. I mean, the sisters wrote romances, not mysteries so I was worried that this book might come across as hokey.So basically, I had reservations. I worried that I might have a hard time ...
  • Rebecca
    Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the copy of The Vanished Bride which I won through a Goodreads Giveway. This review is left voluntarily.When I saw this was a mystery involving the Bronte sisters I knew I had to read this. I adore them and thought this sounded like an interesting read, it did not disappoint.This follows Emily, Charlotte and Anne (with the help of their brother Branwell) become sleuths as they try to piece together the mysterio...
  • Jannelies
    What a delightful entertaining book. I'm a fan of the Brontë sisters, and always wished they would have lived longer to give us more beautiful books and poems.Although this story is sometimes a little over the top (profiling? Seriously?) it is a good read not only because of the characters but also because there is an interesting crime to solve. It is always amazing to see how women were treated then, and so very recognizable how some of them di...
  • Carol (Reading Ladies)
    Thank you #netgalley #berkleypublishinggroup for the free e-copy of #thevanishedbride by @brontemysteries (Bella Ellis) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.The Vanished Bride is the highly imagined story of the famous Bronte Sisters before they were authors. In 1845, when all four Bronte siblings return home to live with their father (for various reasons), Charlotte, Emily, and Anne hear about the disappearance and suspected...
  • Erika
    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the free copy of The Vanished Bride by #bronze mysteries in exchange for my honest review. The Vanished Bride follows Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Brontë as they investigate the case of a young wife and mother who has gone missing from her bedchamber. The story switches between Emily, Charlotte, and Anne. I love that it shows the perspective of each sister. I will admit I was extra ex...
  • Laurens Bookish Life
    The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis is a wonderful historical fiction that follows the famous Brontë Sisters in a time before they were writers. In this tale, the sisters act as detectives to try and discover what happened to a young wife and mother the night she disappears from her home.This book is not something I would normally pick up, but when a buddy read for it was offered to me, I couldn’t pass it up! I am so glad I did! The writing is a...
  • Liene
    This book is not even 300 pages but it took me approximately a thousand years to get through it. The only reason I finished it was because I wanted my misery to count for something, that something being my Goodreads challenge.The book never seemed to be able to decide on what tone it was going for - it was, by turns, dramatic, then preachy, then campy, then suspenseful, then woke, and then back to dramatic again. At times the narrative seemed to ...
  • Sarah (thehireader)
    3.5/5 starsWhat if, before they authored some of the greatest works of fiction of all time, the Brontë sisters were intrepid detectives? Bella Ellis answers that question for us in The Vanished Bride, bringing us into the world of the Brontë sisters and showing us a side of them we may never have otherwise seen. The Vanished Bride follows Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Brontë as they investigate the case of a young wife and mother who has gone mis...
  • Cathy Cole
    When I first learned of The Vanished Bride and the fact that it was the first in the Brontë Sisters historical mystery series, I thought that it was a concept that would require careful tending to keep it from dying on the shallow-rooted vine of cuteness. I am very happy to say that author Bella Ellis is a master gardener. With a writing style that is vaguely reminiscent of the Brontës, she has crafted an excellent mystery that brings the three...
  • lauren
    [Gifted from the publisher. All views are my own]Before I start I just want to say that a full, coherent review will go live on my blog at some point this week, so if you're interested to know more it'll be here. This was a super fun, light-hearted read. I'm in such a reading slump at the moment; I don't feel like picking up anything. I thought this arc would help ease me back in to reading. It's very fast paced, so it did the job. I actually wan...
  • Desiree
    I received an advanced copy of this book from Berkley in exchange for my honest review.This is my first ARC from Berkley so I am feeling a little starstruck right now. I am so thankful for my friend Berit because she organized this fun buddy read with a big group of us on Instagram.Where do I begin? First, let me just say that I adore the Bronte sisters’ work, especially Charlotte’s (Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite classic book). So for me,...
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsWhen I pull out my list of favorite books, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is always near the top of the list so when I learned of this book I knew I just had to read it.Bella Ellis writes a story where the Brontë sisters with a couple of assists from their brother become amateur detectors when they learn of a young bride missing from her home with a gruesome scene left behind. The sisters spend their days trying to write but ...