a curse dark as gold.

this is a re-telling of Rumplestiltskin, which sounded really interesting to me. from the book jacket:

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?

i didn't love it, but i didn't hate it. the first 150 pages were extremely slow and i had to force myself to trudge through. after that, it picked up and was actually pretty good. the love story between charlotte & randall was great. there are some really good characters. my main problem was with the heroine, charlotte. she keeps making bad decisions and is more interested in saving the mill than in saving her relationships. it's frustrating to read a character like that. but, of course, she comes around in the end.

if you like fairytale re-tellings, and you can get past the first 150 pages, you'll probably like it.

p.s. i love the cover photo! it's beautiful, and a great portrayal of the story :)

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