Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Bracelet Book Review


About the Book
The mystery surrounding Celia's home in Savannah threatens her family reputation . . . and her very life.

Celia Browning is counting the days until her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay returns to Savannah after two years in Jamaica looking after his family's shipping interests. She's certain he will propose marriage, thus joining two of the city's most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, an unsavory newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to revive interest in the secret tragedies that occurred in the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child.

A series of mysterious notes arrives at the house, followed by an anonymous gift--a bracelet imbued with a sinister message. Is it merely a coincidence, or is someone out to harm her?

As war clouds 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 "combines romance, rich historical detail, and breathtaking suspense as one young woman embarks upon a dangerous quest to free herself from her family's tragic past. (Goodreads)

My Review

I love the cover of this book, most of Dorothy Love's books have beautiful covers.This book intrigued me because there seemed to be a suspense story from reading the back cover. The first few chapters of the book were a bit confusing, I had no idea what was going on. Then the past story started to make sense and the mystery I quickly figured out for the most part. Celia is a rather spoiled young woman who discovers her family's past history is not all that it seems. Her character I didn't really enjoy or connect with. In between tidbits of clues of suspense this book went pretty slow for me. If it wasn't for the slight suspense I am not sure I would have made it through the book. The relationships within the story didn't have much depth except Celia and her father. 
I did love the background and the fact that this book is based on a true story. It is interesting to think about past "scandals" that did occur that were not made known. 
I feel like this book could have been better but the mystery kept it going. 
Four stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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