The Bracelet

Dorothy Love

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Plot Development:  1  2  3  4  5  6    8  9 10

Pace: 1  2  3  4  5  6    8  9  10 

Quality of Writing: 1  2  3  4  5    7  8  9  10

Characters Development: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7    9  10

Ease of Reading: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7    9  10

Publication Date: 2014

Number of Pages: 321


Summary on back cover:

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.

The unsavory journalist continues to unearth the Browning family's dark past, and Celia begins to receive threatening anonymous notes, along with a bracelet imbued with a chilling massage. As the clouds of war gather over Savannah, and her beloved father’s health worsens, Celia realizes the her family's past has the power to destroy her future and determines to uncover the truth about what really happen 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.



How should I start this? I feel like I start every review with the same sentence.  I must say that The Bracelet was very intriguing. I thought the storyline was very good but as you can tell by the two-and-a-half-star rating, it had some flaws. I felt like the author put too much content in the book.  As a result of this, the book lacked a realistic feel.  For example, I would be reading it and something exciting was about to happen. After the suspense of “I wonder what is going to happen next?!” I would turn the page and come to a chapter, all of the sudden that problem didn’t exist anymore. Dorothy Love would write a quick sentence about what happened and everything went back to happy days, which brings me to my next point.  Some parts in this book were boring.  And like I said if something exciting did occur then the situation was resolved very quickly. I know you are probably tired of my rambling but one more point. For this point, I am going to quote from the book,


 “Men are such idealistic dreamers,” Mrs. Mackay said. “They dwell too much upon the glories of war without counting the cost.” (here’s my point) Sometimes I think the country would be better off if woman were in charge. We look at things with a more practical eye.”


Now I don’t really know what the author’s intentions were with that quote but I’ll will leave it up to you to decide. I know I am making this book sound like it’s terrible, but I did enjoy some parts of it. As I said the storyline was very good, but this book just wasn’t for me.


Hope you can make sense of all my rambling!


God Bless,



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