Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Curse Dark As Gold
A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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.

While this was an enjoyable read it was simply too long to get to the point I think it should have been cut at least five chapters and after awhile the Charlotte Miller with the strong personality and do what it takes to take care of her sister and town became extremely irritating by not wanting to acknowledge her family's curse and keeping secrets from those she loves most and it eventually pushes away those she's trying her hardest to help. But by the end of story I was satisfied with the ending so I guess that's all that matters but I still wish the process was several chapters shorter.