Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin's Name - Bonnie M Hennessy

Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin's Name

Artist Bonnie M Hennessy

  • Release Date: 2017-03-08
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 107 Ratings


An old tale tells the story of how a little man named Rumpelstiltskin spins straw into gold and tricks a desperate girl into trading away her baby. But that’s not exactly how it happened.

The real story begins with a drunken father who keeps throwing money away on alcohol and women, while his daughter, Aoife, runs the family farm on her own. When he gambles away everything they own to the Duke, it is up to her to spin straw into gold to win it all back.

With her wits and the help of a magical guardian, she outsmarts the Duke and saves her family.
Well almost…

Her guardian suddenly turns on Aoife and sends her on a quest to find his name, the clues to which are hidden deep in the woods, a moldy dungeon, and a dead woman’s chamber.
This is not the tale of a damsel in distress, but a tenacious, young woman who solves a mystery so great that not even the enchanted man who spins straw into gold can figure it out.
Not until Aoife comes along.


  • Twisted

    By MOM(mom of a Marine)
    This might be one of my favorite rewritten fairy tales! A person is never too old for mystical, magical stories (says this 57 year old grandmother of five!)
  • Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin's Name

    By Osage Speaker
    Great retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. What a mind to pull all the pieces together into a better, fuller, meaningful and heartwarming story. So enjoyed this. Also good editing, which sometimes authors forget about. You're not really done with your story until all the errors, misspellings and trash are out of the way. Congratulations!
  • Read it in one time

    By Thereplicant009
    What a fantastic retelling of a well known fairytale. A great story of the redeeming power of love forgotten.
  • Wow!!

    By No hints!
    I don't usually write these things, but this book was amazing!!! Full of the complexities of life, showing both things to watch out for and ways to respect one another. A great, gripping read!
  • A Great Retelling of a Classic Fairy Tale

    By PharrLap
    If you like a good story about strong, imperfect characters, you will find this an absorbing novel. What will you do to protect the people you love? I look forward to reading more from this author.