24 November 2014

The Bracelet by Dorothy Love

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The mystery surrounding Celia's home in Savannah threatens her family reputation… and her very life.

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.

After reading Dorothy Love’s Carolina Gold earlier this year, I eagerly awaited the chance to once again be transported into the history of South Carolina. In The Bracelet, Love fascinatingly portrays the antebellum time in Savannah, as well as the lifestyle of its wealthier citizens. She writes vividly and captivatingly, and I loved it. In the midst of this historical setting, Love creates fantastic suspense and intrigue. With unexpected twists and plenty of pre-Civil-War turmoil, The Bracelet is an engaging murder-mystery novel. While it is not necessarily the romance I was initially hoping for, it is a highly enjoyable mystery and I would recommend it to those looking for a historical mystery. 

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of The Bracelet and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Author
A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels.

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