Monday, October 26, 2020

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


Book: The Vanished Bride (Bronte Sisters Mystery #1)

Author: Bella Ellis

Release date (if applicable): Published

Synopsis: Did you know before the Bronte sisters were authors they were brilliant detectors? When the new bride of a wealthy landowner goes missing in a room full of blood, the sisters are on the case! Did her husband kill her or was there something much deeper from the past that caused the disappearance of this young bride?

My rating: 4 Stars

My opinion: Bella Ellis, the pseudonym for author Rowan Coleman Bronte Sisters Mystery series, has woven a delightful story that is laid out masterfully to give excellent twists and turns. The book is welcoming from the first page and Rowan has placed hooks into the story to really keep the reader guessing. I will say that I saw the possibility for the ending, but wasn't sure. The ride to the end was definitely worth it and it was accompanied with other little twists that added enjoyment to the story. As a massive fan of the Bronte sisters, this author has clearly done her research on the Bronte family to weave in known fact about their lives. 

Source: Library

Would I recommend? Normally, unless I was chosen to review the book, I would never do a blog review for a book that has been out for this long. As a historical fiction mystery, this book was definitely my cup of tea with a scone as a bonus. This book is excellent and one I will be looking forward to each new release. So, yes, I would highly recommend.

Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Part of Series. Book 2, THE DIABOLICAL BONES, is due for release on February 16, 2021, and just look at this beautiful cover! 


  1. This book sounds so interesting! I love the idea of the Bronte sisters to be detectives and I do love historical mysteries!

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

    1. Yeah, it is really a brilliant concept, and the author really nailed the "atmosphere" of the book. I was not aware there was a second novel coming out and the whole time reading it, I was like this really needs to be a series. I put it on the same parallel as Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series.