Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman - Review

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, Viola Shipman's The Charm Bracelet is a keepsake you’ll cherish long after the final page.

My Review:

A mentally stimulating story that pulls you in and doesn’t let go until the very end. 

Everyone in Scoops Michigan loves Lolly Lindsey.  The tourists flock to the resort town to watch her perform her show as Dolly at the ice cream shop.  But what most don’t realize is Lolly is losing her memory.  A call to her workaholic daughter Arden prompts her return home for a visit and check up on her mother.  Lauren, Arden’s daughter, also makes the trip.    

The story flashes back and forth between the past and present day as Lolly tells the story of each charm on her bracelet.  Each has a significant meaning and Arden and Lauren’s lives are changed when they finally give in and listen to what Lolly has to say about living life and learning to take risks to find their true happiness. 

This is one of those books that will stay with you for a long time after you finish reading it.  I can honestly say this is the best book that I have read so far this year.  If you are looking for something incredibly touching and inspirational, you need to read this book. 



  1. So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Lovely review!

  2. Well I love the way that jeweler shows their unique craftsmanship and artistry with such a nice finishing. Even I have a name bracelet in my wardrobe

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