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The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" (Once upon a Time Series)

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo.com

    Bridget O'Malley and her family are new immigrants to America in 1880 looking for a better life full of riches and dreams come true. Things in America aren't immediately wonderful and the family finds themselves looking for jobs and food while living in a small cramped tenement apartment in New York City. <BR/><BR/>In order to obtain a job as a coachman with the wealthy J.P. Wellington, Bridget's father changes the family name to Miller and boasts that his daughter, now known as Bertie, is an impressive seamstress. Paddy is quite the storyteller, and although Bertie has a talent for sewing, her skills are not quite what her father claims. <BR/><BR/>When the Wellington's find their family fortune in the textile industry in jeopardy, Paddy once again makes an outrageous claim about Bertie -- this time claiming she has the talent to spin straw into gold and fashion ugly plain fabric into stunning dresses with intricate designs. Bertie fears there is no way she can design and create the dresses expected of her. Desperate and in need, Bertie finds herself relying on the mysterious Ray Stalls for help. <BR/><BR/>THE CRIMSON THREAD is the latest addition to the ONCE UPON A TIME series, a series filled with retellings of fairy tales. Setting the story of Rumpelstiltskin amidst immigrants, wealth, and fashion of 1880 was an interesting take on the famous tale and added a touch of magic. I would imagine the story of Rumpelstiltskin a difficult story to re-tell, but the author added her own twist on the tale and characters which made it unique. A wonderful addition to the series and a must read for fairy tale lovers.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    A wonderful read!

    The second time I read this book I realized just how much I loved it. I could not help but fall in love with the story the character was telling. I found the character of Ray fascinating and totally fell in love with this character. I only wish that it has no ended so quickly. I think that this is one of the best books in the Once Upon a Time series and should be added to any fans collection.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

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    One of the best, or maybe the best of this series!!

    One of or the best of the series. In the middle of the book, I got fustrated though, with a decision the girl made. I thought it would ruin the whole book. I was wrong. I was pleased with the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    AMAZING SPIN ON RUMPLSTILTSKIN

    I absolutely loved it. I have no complaints.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    BEWARE PLOT SPOLIERS!  I haven't read the book and now I won't d

    BEWARE PLOT SPOLIERS!  I haven't read the book and now I won't due to more than one plot spoiling review...one of them even has the spoiler as the review title!  Seriously?  Reviews are meant for people who have not yet read the book who are trying to decide if the book is worth purchasing.  If you want to discuss how the book ends, save it for a book club!!!  If you are considering buying this book, know that most people thought it was a good read .  Save yourself the frustration of having the ending ruined and don't read the reviews!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    great book

    This was a really good book. Once again the main character finds true love which is common in the once upon a time series. I liked how the story all turned out but bertie made some pretty bad decisions in the story and she didnt stop to think when she said shed marry james. Bertie makes many friends though and all of the good characters lived happily ever after.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    This book was amazing! It was not a fake and sappy like some lov

    This book was amazing! It was not a fake and sappy like some love stories, but it still had a fantastic plot, a riveting romance and it showed the hardships of the time period! I absolutley recommend this book!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Want to b medicin cat

    Hi my name is darkfang may i please be the nightclan medicin cat?

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    sun syar click plz

    Ello. Im dragonkit a female with a dragon shaped mark on my flank. Im white with black spots. Can i join

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    A Re-Telling of Rumpelstiltskin

    I really enjoyed reading this story and did not want to put it down! The characters are really interesting and I especialy liked the role that Rumpelstiltskin played in this re-telling.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    I don't think it's bad that Rumplestilskin got the girl,

    I like that he got the girl! Would you want her to end up with A-Hole james? I think not! I liked that Ray/Rudy helped Bridget/Bertie with the dresses, and he didn't want any of the credit. The few things I didn't like what that the dad, Paddy/Rick wouldn't stop lying to get Bridget a job, he just kept coming up with lie after lie and if Bridget didn't have Ray to help her Paddy's and Bridget's jobs were on the line. I also didn't like that Bridget couldn't see that James wasn't a good guy, I mean I could tell right when they met that he wasn't good enough for her and that he was a jerk. But all's well that ends well, I guess. It was a good book!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

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    A classic Story Woven with a few bumps!

    A beautiful idea wobbles out of Weyn's own interpretation of the classic Runpelstiltskin. Bertie Miller, originally Brdiget O'Malley, finds America harder and more uncertain as her father rushes forward without thinking and her brothers find their own paths. A dream prince threatens her future and a mysterious stranger will steal her heart from under her nose. A story worth a rainy day if a bit fitful in the telling. A clear blending of an old tale and a newer situation with a few bumps along the way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2010

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    The Crimson Thread was great

    The Crimson thread was fabulous. I must admit that i completely enjoyed this one and im very happy I bought it.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    This book was kind of bland if I have anything to say about it!

    I got this book last year for a Christmas present and I was so excited to read it! But when I read the book it just was alright it wasn't like, "Wow I love this book!" There wasn't any magic in the book. Plus in the end Rumplestilskin gets the girl? I mean come on Suzanne Weyn I am expecting better from you! Suzanne Weyn's books aren't that good anymore. The only one I like is, "The Night Dance." That has magic,romance and history mixed together and it retells the Twelve Dancing Princesses. There are other books in this series that are really fantastic but this isn't one of them!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    Cover not right

    I haven't read it yet, I know I will love it becasue I love all the other books in the series, but just so other buyers know, the cover is misleading. There are two covers for this book. The cover you see now is the second one, the first one is the one I got, which is not what i purchased. So don't expect a book that has this cover.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

    Very Very Good

    This book is definatly a just for fun book, but at the same time, it makes you look at things in perspective and it makes you think about who you should or shouldn't care about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is not a good as Water Song, Midnight Pearls or Snow, but it is still a very lovely story. I was not able to put this book down and finished it in less than half a day! I recommended this book to people like me who love fairy- tale retellings.

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