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Book Review: The Bracelet by Dorothy Love

148“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.” 

Savannah, Georgia – 1858

Celia Browning dreams of the day when her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay comes home to Savannah after two years in Jamaica managing his family’s shipping interests. Sutton has all but proposed, and their marriage will unite two of the city’s most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, a newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to pry into twin tragedies that took place at the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child.
While the journalist pursues his story, someone is trying to frighten Celia. When she receives a series of anonymous notes, and a bracelet imbued with a chilling message, Celia realizes that her family’s past has the power to destroy her future.
As the clouds of war gather over Savannah, and her beloved father’s health worsens, Celia determines to uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
Inspired by actual events in one of Savannah’s most prominent 19th-century families, The Bracelet is the story of a young southern woman whose dreams fracture under the weight of her family’s tragic past.

What I Loved: I enjoyed everything about this novel. It was historically rich and the setting really came to life. The suspense was just right for someone like myself who likes the thrill but scares easily. The mystery kept my mind working. I was intrigued from page 1 and she kept my attention until the very end. Love had outdone herself with this one.
I started off listening to the audio version, which I can also recommend. It was a treat to hear the deep southern accents. I believe the narrator nailed her interpretation of the characters. And it wasn’t long before I had to pick up the ebook version so I could continue reading even when I couldn’t listen.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical or Christian mystery.

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