It promises Charlotte Miller a way out of debt, a chance to save her family's beloved woolen mill. It promises a future for her sister, livelihood for her townsfolk, security against her sinuous and grasping uncle. It might even promise what she didn't know she needed: lasting hope and true love.
But at what cost?To get the thread, Charlotte must strike a bargain with its maker, the mysterious Jack Spinner. But the gleam of gold conjures a shadowy past -- secrets and bonds ensnaring generations of Millers. And Charlotte's mill, her family, her friends, her love . . . What do those matter to a powerful stranger who can spin straw into gold?
A fairy tale retelling! I love it! This is a YA novel that I found through ClassOf82k. The author seems to be getting some pretty good buzz, as you can tell if you follow this Google search. I'm pretty late in announcing it, since it came out on the 1st. I had so many debuts to announce that I forgot to look at ClassOf82K this month. (I know--excuses, excuses.)
The closest thing that I could find to an excerpt is on the Amazon page, of all places. As usual, if someone can provide me with a link to an excerpt, I'll update this post.