A Curse Dark As Gold
This winner of the William C. Morris Award for best YA debut novel is a ghost story, spun with a romance, woven with a mystery, and shot through with fairy tale.The gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family's beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, jobs... show more
This winner of the William C. Morris Award for best YA debut novel is a ghost story, spun with a romance, woven with a mystery, and shot through with fairy tale.The gold thread promises Charlotte Miller a chance to save her family's beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, jobs for her townsfolk, security against her grasping uncle -- maybe even true love. To get the thread, Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker, the mysterious Jack Spinner. But the gleam of gold conjures a shadowy past -- secrets ensnaring generations of Millers. And Charlotte's mill, her family, her love -- what do those matter to a stranger who can spin straw into gold? This is an award-winning and wholly original retelling of "Rumplestiltskin."
Publish date: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
This started very slow, but once I got through the beginning I was sucked into the mystery pretty quickly. I loved this take on the Rumplestiltskin tale. Very well done.
Charlotte Miller has always scoffed at talk of a curse on her family's woolen mill, which holds her beloved small town together. But after her father's death, the bad luck piles up: departing workers, impossible debts, an overbearing uncle. Then a stranger named Jack Spinner offers a tempting pro...
When Charlotte Miller's father dies, it's up to her to take over the Mill business. Stirwaters has always been run by a Miller and with no brother to take over, Charlotte is the only one who can run the business. But besides Stirwaters, Charlotte's father also left debt behind she didn't know abou...
A Curse Dark As Gold was not amazing, but good enough to get three stars. I liked Charlotte, she was strong and I loved her devotion to StirWaters. She was a well-rounded and like able protagonist. I also liked the story. This is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin but I like this one better. Because the...
Review: Since we tightened the budget in the house and cut out paying for TV (we have streaming Netflix, DVDs and good friends), my sister has taken it upon herself to snoop around in my bookshelves and delve back into her reading. This was one of the books she decided to snag when I recommended it ...