Posted by Katrina Roets at 9:33 AM
Monday, January 5, 2015
Celia Browning is counting the days until her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay returns to Savannah after two years in Jamaica looking after his family's shipping interests. She's certain he will propose marriage, thus joining two of the city's most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, an unsavory newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to revive interest in the secret tragedies that occurred in the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child.
A series of mysterious notes arrives at the house, followed by an anonymous gift--a bracelet imbued with a sinister message. Is it merely a coincidence, or is someone out to harm her?
As war clouds 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 "combines romance, rich historical detail, and breathtaking suspense as one young woman embarks upon a dangerous quest to free herself from her family's tragic past.
When it comes to historical fiction, the history needs to be a part of the story and in this case, it certainly was. The author did a great job in keeping the story right where it should be. We learn of the early rumblings of the Civil War through the character's conversations and of the time itself throughout the descriptions in the book. The story has a wonderful pace to it and I admit that it was the mystery that had me coming back to see what happened. The characters themselves were a bit too perfect in their roles. I found Sutton to be the worst..I don't think the book showed a single character flaw and we all know that nobody is perfect. Overall, I'd say to read the story for the story..the characters are just a piece of it.
I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own.
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