Friday, August 29, 2008

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce

This story is a retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale. Charlotte is a young woman who faces foreclosure on the mill she and her sister inherited from her father. When a man comes to her and spins straw into gold. Soon her uncle sends her on the brink of ruin once more. And the strange short man shows up once more. During this time Charlotte marries and has a son. Soon the payment becomes her son but that is something she in unwilling to pay. So now she must break the curse that has haunted her family for years. This is a good story but not great. I say nay.

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