A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin)
Read my review of another of the author's books, Starcrossed.
Romance:Some kissing.Mention of understanding how a lot of young wives get have babies the first year they are married (no description otherwise). (spoiler!) She mentions that because of getting married to the banker.Hugging, holding hands and liking/loving someone.
Inappropriate Romance:Charlotte's uncle is implied to have played some ladies..some of which were married.
Violence: A couple of drownings mentioned, some people dying, people getting injured(not to badly) and some arguing/yelling.
Other:Magic, gambling, curses, ghosts and some slight(not underage) drinking.
Time Period:Late 1800s or early 1900s.
What I Thought:It was dark at some places... the beginning wasn't as exciting and you didn't get into it as much.The last parts were sad and otherwise pretty exciting.It was better then Starcrossed.The main "not so good read" part was that it was dark.Nice setting though.
Rating & Age: 3 stars. 13/14 up.