Hidden for generations, Sleeping Beauty's cursed spindle resurfaces...
In 1894 Vermont, Briar Rose is determined to keep her orphaned siblings together. She's set her sights on marrying an ambitious young man to take them out of the cotton mills and back to the Old Country. Trouble is, he no longer cares for her.
Childhood chum Henry Prince would like to step in, but sweet as he is, can’t offer her what her family needs.
When a peddler gives Briar a spindle made from fairy wood said to have magical properties, she has a chance to keep her family together. Desperate to increase her production at the mill, she sneaks the spindle onto her spinning frame.
But Briar has no idea of the power she has unleashed. One by one, the mill girls succumb to a sleeping sickness. To save everyone, Briar must find the strength to break the curse and defeat the evil fairy for good.
For in a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger…
Sleeping Beauty's Spindle is for fans of fairy tale retellings, sweet romance, and women's history.
The Fairy-tale Inheritance series of books can be read in any order. Aside from the Cinderella books, they are all stand-alone novels. But if you'd like a reading order, you can follow this one:
- Cinderella's Dress
- Cinderella's Shoes
- Cinderella's Legacy (a novella)
- Snow White's Mirror
- Beauty's Rose
- Sleeping Beauty's Spindle