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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.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    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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  • 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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2008

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    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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