Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

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Review by Suze
 
Lolly's family has a charm bracelet tradition. Her mother used to give her charms for special occasions, for example on her birthday or other important days in her life. Lolly didn't get to keep her mother for a very long time, but she continues the family tradition. Both her daughter Arden and granddaughter Lauren have charm bracelets. To let them know Lolly hasn't forgotten them she sends them charms. When they decide to pay her a surprise visit Lolly is over the moon. They get a chance to reconnect, to share old and new stories and to find themselves.
 
I love charm bracelets, they are very special. That's why I couldn't wait to read The Charm bracelet. It's a wonderful book about family history. The connection between Lolly, Arden and Lauren is strong. Even though Arden and Lauren haven't visited in a while they really enjoy being at Lolly's romantic cabin at the lake and they realize how time flies when you're busy chasing a career that will bring in money, but not fulfillment. Both Arden and Lauren are creative, but they don't follow their hearts and that's exactly what Lolly thinks they should learn how to do. I liked the life lessons in this book very much. Doing what makes you happy and living is important. The positive attitude is one of the best things of the story for me, it put a big smile on my face.
 
The Charm bracelet is a beautiful story. The writing flows easily and I read this book in one sitting. I fell in love with it as soon as I started reading. I think Lolly is a sweet woman and I like how she celebrates life even when things are hard. The charms of the bracelets all stand for an important message and moment and I enjoyed reading about them, the charms are fantastic. The Charm Bracelet is a heartwarming read, I absolutely loved this book.

3 comments:

  1. Nice review! I really enjoyed reading it. :)

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  2. Oh, I love this book already. My husband bought our daughter a Pandora bracelet and gives her a charm every Christmas.
    Dianna

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  3. This sounds sweet and engaging!

    --Trix

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