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Review: The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

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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 disappearance.
These 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 fro…

Dante Gabriel Rossetti napping and Lizzie Siddal

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D.G. Rossetti Napping by Ford Madox Brown Writing on right side reads: D.G.R.  as seen August 18/79 FMB
I love the way he’s balancing his legs on the top of the sofa.
Rossovestita by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1850
Note Rossetti’s name on top: Dante Rossetti Fece in Londra
This was the first time Elizabeth Siddal modeled for Rossetti.
St. George and the Princess Sabra by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1862
 Elizabeth Siddal sat for this just a few days before her death.