Charlotte and the Cozy Cottage: A Rumpelstiltskin Retelling by Abigail Manning (Autumn Fairy Tales book 2)
Charlotte just wants a life of quiet and a cozy cottage of her own. Too bad her father is a con artist. Using his charm and her ability to change the color of anything she touches, they relieve the good citizens of the capital of their coins. When her father targets the king, things go horribly wrong.
Now a prisoner in the cozy cottage she dreamed of with only a cat and a mysterious stranger for company, Charlotte must find a way of fooling the king into thinking she really can change things into gold. But will greed and lies win out? Or will her mysterious stranger find the truth to free her?
Such a fun take on Rumpelstiltskin! Manning has created a delightfully cozy world where magic is rare, but not feared. The romance between Charlotte and the stranger is so sweet to watch. And the ending is perfectly satisfying on all levels.
The perfect story to curl up and read with a mug of apple cider on an autumn afternoon.
(Thank you to the author for the ARC of this book. This is my honest review.)