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ISBN: 1416959432
Author: Mahlon F. Craft,Suzanne Weyn
Language: English
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reissue edition (June 17, 2008)
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 621
Size Fb2: 1930 kb
Size ePub: 1933 kb
Size Djvu: 1140 kb
Other formats: mbr lrf azw lit


Suzanne Weyn has written more than 100 novels for children and young adults and has had her work featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Her books in the Once upon a Time series include The Crimson Thread and The Night Dance among others.

Suzanne Weyn has written more than 100 novels for children and young adults and has had her work featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Another contribution to the Pulse line is her Romantic Comedy, South Beach Sizzle. Suzanne lives in Putnam Valley, NY.

Is timeless with these retold tales: Beauty Sleep. If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. Once upon a time, I believe it was 1880 or thereabouts, a young princess set sail from Ireland for a faraway land. Bridget O’Malley never knew she was of royal lineage, due to the reduced circumstances into which she was born.

Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie .

Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold.

SUZANNE WEYN A feisty retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. The main character was very realistic and vivid

If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. A feisty retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. The main character was very realistic and vivid. The adventure aspect of it keeps the reader engaged and the romance aspect is not too overwhelming. pacey1927Go to pacey1927's profile, opens in a new window. The fun thing about these reworked fairy tales in the Once Upon A Time series is seeing how the books manage to keep the essence of the traditional fairy tale while transforming it into something entirely new and different.

The thread was measured, snipped, and wrapped around a wooden spool. The peddler handed it to the young man, who then pressed the spool of thread into Bridget’s hands. Crimson red is a royal color. Other author's books: The Crimson Thread (Once Upon a Time). The Crimson Thread (Once Upon a Time).

The Crimson Thread book. I highly recommend Suzanne Weyn's different, refreshing approach in The Crimson Thread. This time the choice was a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, titled The Crimson Thread. Apr 23, 2013 Jerome rated it it was ok. Dull and uninteresting, this novel bears little to no resemblance to "Rumpelstiltskin.

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A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin". Part of Once upon a Time. Once upon a Time" Is Timeless

A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin". Designed by Mahlon F. Craft. Mass Market Paperback. Once upon a Time" Is Timeless. The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J.

Once upon a Time" Is TimelessThe year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be. .Designed by. Mahlon F.

Once upon a Time" Is TimelessThe year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold

"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless The year is 1880, and Bertie, having just arrived in New York with her family, is grateful to be given work as a seamstress in the home of textile tycoon J. P. Wellington. When the Wellington family fortune is threatened, Bertie's father boasts that Bertie will save the business, that she is so skillful she can "practically spin straw into gold." Amazingly, in the course of one night, Bertie creates exquisite evening gowns -- with the help of Ray Stalls, a man from her tenement who uses an old spinning wheel to create dresses that are woven with crimson thread and look as though they are spun with real gold. Indebted to Ray, Bertie asks how she can repay him. When Ray asks for her firstborn child, Bertie agrees, never dreaming that he is serious....

Comments:

Asher
The Crimson Thread is a retelling of Rumplestiltskin, written by Suzanne Weyn, in the Once Upon a Time series published by Simon Pulse. (I would have given it 3.5 stars if I could.)

I personally love this series. I'm behind a few, but I absolutely adore retold fairy tales. I still have fun watching old Disney movies. I just love the whole fairy-tale genre, to tell you the truth. From the sweeter and romantic to the darker and magical, to all variations in between. Honestly. Lol.

Anyway, my favorites in the Once Upon a Time series are The Storyteller's Daughter (Cameron Dokey), Snow (Tracy Lynn), and The Rose Bride (Nancy Holder) - but I love them all in varying degrees.

The Crimson Thread takes the tale of Rumplestiltskin (one of the creepier stories for me as a kid, I'd say) and twists it into a story of an Irish immigrant family in New York in 1880. The main character's name is Bridget (though so not to confuse you if you read the back of the book, she changes her name to the more Americanized Bertie) and her family realizes before long that employers aren't welcoming the Irish too happily. In order to make ends meet, Bridget takes a job as a seamstress for a tycoon's family. And when, after her father's reckless boasting, she is tasked with creating beautiful gowns to help save her employer's business - the enigmatic, mysterious Ray Stalls (who also lives in the more down-trodden area her family resides) helps her do so with an old spinning wheel. But what will be his price?

Okay, so you already know that I enjoy fairy tales - but this, like Suzanne Weyn's other Once Upon a Time offerings, takes a lot of elements of a different, real-world time period and incorporates an almost too realistic setting to an old, creepy fantasy tale. However, I found that it actually worked.

I really liked Bridget's character and I quickly found myself caring for her and her family. Ray Stalls came across much more human than I would have expected, yet I liked the portrayal. The story moved at a swift pace and I was never once bored.

In the end, I found The Crimson Thread to be a clever (loved the last two paragraphs), witty, and page-turning retelling with a nice, subtle magical element. And even though I tend to like my fairy-tales to have more, well, fairies... I highly recommend Suzanne Weyn's different, refreshing approach in The Crimson Thread.

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Kalv
Bridget O'Malley never anticipated that making a living in New York City as an Irish immigrant would be so hard. Her family is struggling to stay afloat, and consider themselves lucky for the jobs they do have working in J.P. Wellington's household, even if they do have to change their names to avoid persecution.

Bridget, now Bertie Miller, is a seamstress, and her father and brother are coachmen. But when it looks as if the Wellingtons' business may be in jeopardy, along with the Millers' jobs, Bertie's father tells outrageous lies of Bertie's abilities to turn ordinary fabric into shimmering and fashionable dresses. Bertie is in a state of despair when the mysterious Ray Stalls offers his assistance...and manages to do what Bertie's father claimed. Soon Bertie finds herself caught up between her debt and obligation to Ray, and her one chance to ascend the social ladder and become successful and prosperous.

The Crimson Thread is a sweet and whimsical retelling of Rumpelstilstskin that turns the old tale around completely. It reads more like a historical fiction novel than a fairy tale, and gives a fairly accurate depiction of life for Irish immigrants in New York City along the way, with a dash of the glitz and glamour of the life of the obscenely rich. The pacing of the book is slightly slow at the beginning, but then evens out quickly, making this regrettably short read fly by. The characters are engaging and varied and the magical elements are very light--so much so that it allows readers to speculate as to whether there is any magic at all--but Weyn doesn't divulge any secrets. She manages to create an air of improbability within the story, mirroring Bertie's own uncertain circumstances, which leaves the reader to always wonder what will happen next. But Weyn doesn't disappoint and, through some clever wordplay and neat plotting, brings the story together in a romantic and satisfying end.
Hystana
The fun thing about these reworked fairy tales in the Once Upon A Time series is seeing how the books manage to keep the essence of the traditional fairy tale while transforming it into something entirely new and different. This didn't have as much in common with its traditional tale as some of these books have. I really enjoyed stumbling upon these connections as the book went along. Crimson Thread is the tale of a young Irish woman Bridge, who comes to America with her widowed father, three brothers, and toddler sister. Bridge's father is an exaggerator who gets a job as a stable hand by pretending to not be Irish. Then he lies to the seamstress of the household where he works. He tells her that his daughter is the best seamstress in the land. He shows his shirt and says Bridge made it but it was truly made by her deceased mother. Bridget gets the job and falls for the oldest son and heir to the household and family business. Bridget must again live up to her father's boasts when he claims she can make a fabulous and fashionable dress out of drab blue cloth. In desperation, Bridget tells this to Ray Stalls, a street friend who seems to be around whenever Bridget needs help. He takes her to a basement where there is a spinning wheel and he makes the dress for her....then he agrees to make two more in exchange for her firstborn child. Even if you take Rumplestiltskin out of this tale altogether, it still an absolutely lovely fairy tale. The author did a great job of keeping secrets that slowly reveal themselves along the way. I was delighted with the is book and its one of my favorite in the series thus far. For teens and adults who still believe in fairy tales.

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