A Curse Dark as Gold
By Elizabeth C. Bunce*
Charlotte Miller and her sister, Rosie, have inherited the ill-fated Stirwaters Mill. The determined Charlotte refuses to give in to the constant plague of bad luck with the mill while she and her sister are further hampered by their eccentric Uncle Wheeler who mysteriously shows up after their father's death to "help the girls." A suspenseful, romantic and magical tale that keeps the reader engrossed until the end.

Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2008. ISBN: 9780439895767

* 2009 list addition


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