Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Curse Dark as Gold

by Elizabeth C. Bunce

This was a very good read and I recommend it to anyone who likes the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin. I would give it four stars if I had to rate it because it sort of got pretty boring in the middle. By the ending though, things got more suspenseful until it actually got scary because I just could not predict on what was going to happen.

Charlotte Miller’s father as just died, leaving Charlotte in charge to her family’s beloved mill, Stirwaters, and a younger sister, Rosie. Even though the Miller family has worked very hard and made fine cloth with some exceptions, they seem to always run into a lot of bad luck. No son has ever managed to inherit the mill or even live to adulthood. The mill has been inherited in a rather zigzag way from uncle to nephew, long-lost brothers to cousins, etc. Now, Charlotte and Rosie Miller are the last of the family with no one to pass it on to, but they are determined to keep the mill. Not very easy to do. There has been a stack of debts and her uncle is not making anything easier. Soon, Charlotte is in a swarm of debts, superstitions, and curses. She must battle her way to the bottom of it and soon before someone comes and seizes the mill from her hands.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I do agree with the fact that it got a little boring in the middle. But the pace picked up a lot near the end until it got scary.