Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Bracelet by Dorothy Love

Book Description:  “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.
My Thoughts:  I found it interesting that The Bracelet by Dorothy Love is classified as Historical Fiction when, in fact, I feel the more proper classification would be more of Christian Mystery (Murder).
The setting for this book is antebellum Georgia, just before the division of the North and South.  There are many historical settings and details of the south.  
The mystery begins when a bracelet mysteriously appears on Celia's nightstand.  When she understands what the stones in the bracelet mean Diamond. Emerald. Amethyst. Diamond  = D. E. A. D. the "gift" has a troubling meaning. . . a mystery.  A family with hidden sins which just might include a murder.
The mystery of it all is mixed with the day.to.day flow of life. My only complaint of this story is that this day.to.day telling of all the day's events slows the story down quite a bit and can be somewhat frustrating. However, this is an easy, nice flowing read with some twists to spice up the mystery. 
I enjoyed the mystery of this story!
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401687601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401687601

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