A Curse Dark as Gold By: Elizabeth C. Bunce
Charlotte and her sister Rosie are all that is left of the Miller family. They just lost their father and now are the only ones left to run the mill. But the mill seems to have a curse on it, as it is not able to ever be fixed up, and strange things are always happening that make it so the millers are not successful or fall into peril. The girl's uncle comes to live with them and to act as their guardian, but he ends up cheating them out of things with his gambling problem. Charlotte meets Randall, the banker, that while he comes to tell them about the debt they owe the bank finds more when him and Charlotte fall in love. Charlotte is not going to let the mill fall into shambles or close and so she sets out to break the curse before it is to late.
I loved this book. I thought it was a fantastic book with mystery and shows that even though girls may not seem like they can do a lot, they can do whatever they set their mind to. I loved the strong will of the characters to make the best of what is a bad situation. I think that it would be great for upper middle school and up readers.
I borrowed this from the public library.