Review: The Charm Bracelet




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.

Rating: 5 stars


The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is beautifully told. A story readers everywhere will pass on to the next generation…A tale about family, happiness, and hope. One mother passes on charms  her daughter on her 10th birthday…a year later the mother passes away from cancer. Lolly remembers her promise of sharing the story of the charm bracelet. Now, at 70 years old, Lolly finds a way to pass the story of each charm to both her daughter and granddaughter. All three women have experienced ups and downs of life and somehow…the charm bracelet stories help all three find peace and happiness in their lives as well as love.

Inside this story, Viola Shipman has masterfully woven a story about memories and sharing them within a fas mily from one generation to another. The story is sad but sweet and then happy at the end. I felt the love, excitement, and hope emerging from each of the three women in this novel. Their past, present, and future was a journey that will leave footprints in readers’ minds and hearts for a long time to come. I definitely enjoyed reading this book. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere. The Charm Bracelet is a must read for all.

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