The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Charm Bracelet

Summary 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.

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this family story- it was sweet (maybe a bit sappy at times) but it’s my kind of book. The stories of the family. The little secrets. The traditions.

What I loved:

-The Cover (SO pretty!)

-The stories behind the charms. I did not grow up in a “sentimental” family. I try to keep things like this or purchase things to remind me of places, but my mom is not of that spirit. It was nice to see how the charms brought the family together.

 

As I was reading this, I kept thinking of it as a cross between The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and Hope Floats. In fact, Lolly had me thinking of the mom from Hope Floats each time I would read a section of hers.

All in all, it was a lovely story!

Recommended for fans of women’s fiction or for people wanting to read a “light” story.

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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{Futuristic Friday Giveaway} The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

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Futuristic Friday: Find Your New Reads {January- March 2016}

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Oh wow! It’s time for another Futuristic Friday! We have been making our lists and have found some great sounding books that we are excited to read!

For long time fans of Futuristic Friday- 2016 is going to be a shake-up of the feature. We’re including a link-up where you can share books you are excited to read (you know, just in case we missed a few or if you want to echo our thoughts 🙂

And, even more of a shake-up: GIVEAWAYS are happening. Yep. We made our lists, and then took to the email where we presented authors and publicists with finely crafted emails outlining what Futuristic Friday was, how X book was chosen, and how we would love a giveaway. And, you know how if you build it, they will come- if you ask for it, you will (more than likely) get it! So *snaps* to the publicists and authors that played a role in us being able to offer 16 books (at current time- though, there may be one or 2 more- still waiting on final confirmation!) Be sure and check out Traveling With T and Doing Dewey- we’ll be hosting our own giveaways and will be sharing the ones that we are giving away via social media 🙂 But, allow me to be a bookish tease- it’s going to be a good 3 months for giveaways!

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