REVIEW: THE CHARM BRACELET BY VIOLA SHIPMAN

MY REVIEW:

THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman is only my second book read by him, but he broke my heart over and over again and he owes me a box of tissues. I cried more than five times and I’m not ashamed of that. THE CHARM BRACELET had me tearing up and trying to breathe past the huge lump in my throat over and over again. Okay so Viola Shipman is a pen name and the author is actually a man so I’m not crazy calling Viola a him!😂

THE CHARM BRACELET is the story of three generations of women who tell the stories of the past through the charms on Grandma’s charm bracelet. Each charm tells a different story. Each charm is a link to the past and offers hope for the future. A family heirloom that is unique for each wearer.  I enjoyed the flashback scenes and getting to know how the family endured hardships and good times over the generations. THE CHARM BRACELET is full of strong and unique women learning about their history together and how strong the ties that bind us all really are. This story was enjoyable from the first page until the very last. I didn’t want to leave this book. I went to sleep thinking about these women and when I woke up I couldn’t wait to get back to them. Such a great story with great characters. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

THE CHARM BRACELET is a beautiful but heartbreaking story. I became so emotionally invested in all of the characters and felt like they were lifelong friends. When they were sad, I felt sad. When they were happy I found myself smiling. I love when an author can do that to me and Viola Shipman did it perfectly. THE CHARM BRACELET is filled with love, life, hope, sadness, happiness, and learning to carry on when our loved ones pass on. Be prepared not to do anything else until you finish reading this beautiful story. Once I started I had a hard time putting it down, especially when Viola began to introduce all of the treasures inside of Lolly’s mind and memories.

FROM GOODREADS:

Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.

Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.

On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive, and so Lolly’s charm bracelet would be a constant reminder of that love.

Now seventy and starting to forget things, Lolly knows time is running out to reconnect with a daughter and granddaughter whose lives have become too busy for Lolly or her family stories.

But when Arden, Lolly’s daughter, receives an unexpected phone call about her mother, she and granddaughter Lauren rush home. Over the course of their visit, Lolly reveals the story behind each charm on her bracelet, and one by one the family stories help Lolly, Arden, and Lauren reconnect in a way that brings each woman closer to finding joy, love, and faith.

A compelling story of three women and a beautiful reminder of the preciousness of family, The Charm Bracelet is a keepsake you’ll cherish long after the final page.

Thank you for stopping by and having a great day!💞

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