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A Curse Dark as Gold 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 proposition He can turn straw into gold thread, for the small price of her mother s ring As Charlotte is drawn deeper into her bargains with Spinner and a romance with the local banker she must unravel the truth of the curse on the mill and save the community she s always called home


About the Author: Elizabeth C. Bunce

Elizabeth C Bunce is the author of the new Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series, beginning with Premeditated Myrtle.Her first novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, won the inaugural William C Morris Award for a young adult debut novel and was named a Smithsonian Notable Book Her high fantasy Thief Errant series includes the novels StarCrossed, A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book for 2010, and Liar s Moon, one of Kirkus Blog s Favorite YA Novels of 2011 StarCrossed and A Curse Dark as Gold have appeared on Oprah s Kid s Reading List Her novels have been named to the ALA s Best Fiction for Young Adults list, and she is a three time Kansas Notable Book winner An accomplished needlewoman and historical costumer, Elizabeth lives in the Midwest with her husband, her cats, and a boggart who steals books.Check out her website at elizabethcbunce.com.



10 thoughts on “A Curse Dark as Gold

  1. says:

    Let s just make this perfectly clear I loved this book Fairy tales retold are pretty much a sure thing with me, but this one s a humdinger You think you know Rumplestiltskin Think again.Elizabeth Bunce refers to her work as historical fantasy and she s dead on One of the main strengths of A Curse Dark as Gold is the setting The mill stands firmly at the center o


  2. says:

    I bought this book expecting to fall in love with it, and it did not let me down It was an incredible story, and my head is spinning with everything I want to say about it.First of all, I was touched before the story even began In Elizabeth Bunce s acknowledgements she says And lastly, to my husband, Christopher, for always being there If I wrote you into a story, no one


  3. says:

    If you, like me, are hard pressed to find truly chilling gothic fiction, then A Curse Dark as Gold is not one to pass up As a re telling of Rumplestiltskin, this novel is haunting, poetic, and most importantly whole Out of all the fairy tales in the world, Rumplestiltskin is easily my least favorite After all, who really wants to read the story of a nameless heroine who later bet


  4. says:

    I LOVED this book Loved the way this retelling of Rumplestilskin was fit into a real setting, loved the way even despicable characters had their moments when we felt sorry for them, loved the magic and the mystery I loved the words, too I m living in a non English speaking country and sometimes I feel starved for words, and by the time I got to page 2 it was all I could do not to stuff th


  5. says:

    I ve been savoring this one I mean, I read a chunk every day, don t get me wrong But if something happened to come up at night during my normal reading time, instead of muttering, Vital point, like I usually do, I was up for it.Watch a movie Sure.Clean out a fewboxes from the study Let s do it Because I just didn t want this book to end Itthan lived up to the expectations I had, having heard such


  6. says:

    Every possible fairytale is eventually hunted down and stripped of its elements for middle grade and YA novel reinterpretation This is not an unusual thing For centuries humans have been fascinated with such tales, telling them, retelling them, and changing them to suit current needs Nowandays, when contemporary authors take a tale it becomes the skeleton for a larger story to come Cinderella becomes Donna


  7. says:

    Not a bad book, really, justa book that had some aspects to it that kept me from enjoying it enough to give itstars A pet peeve of mine in fiction is when a protagonist constantly makes the wrong decision in situations that might have brought about a sooner resolution Specifically, when other characters who want to and can help ask her what s wrong, and she keeps her secret bottled up, dealing with the problems on


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a good book but I didn t enjoy reading it.Good writing, good dialogue, tightly woven plot, good research BUT for 90% of the book neither the reader nor the narrator know what s going on, which is 1 incredibly frustrating and 2 leads to a big info dump at the end.The time and place is unspecified which being a fairy tale, should be ok, bu


  9. says:

    If there is one word that I would use to sum up this book it sintricate. I was floored to find out that this was the author s debut novel Ms Bunce is up there with the best veterans of the fantasy genre.Charlotte Miller knows her share of hardships Her mother and baby brother died, and the book starts with the reader witnessing Charlotte and her sister burying their father Too bad for Charlotte that this is not the last she is going


  10. says:

    I was hoping for a bitromance The first half 5 amazing stars view spoiler through the proposal hide spoiler , the second half of this book was definitely a clever twist on Rumple s tale, but the direction it took lost me even if it made sense, I just tend to get bored once characters get together the whole get married, have babies, focus on the baby and Rumple storyline while basically throwing love interest out of picture isn t really my ki


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