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.
I must admit that The Bracelet was a little hard to get into in the beginning. I tossed the book aside at least twice, but then I finally settled down and read the book. It didn’t grab me or really make me fall in love with any of the characters, they were mostly bland with some exceptions of Celia and Sutton. But even they were dull at times. I can’t quite get myself to like Sutton because I still have some odd mistrust/dislike of him.
The setting of Savannah was interesting and very well done. The mystery in this story was not necessarily the I-have-to-know-now kind. Instead, it was more like -can-we-just-get-on-with-it. And in the end, I remained pretty much indifferent to everything. I don’t hate the book or like it very much, but don’t let that keep you from it if you think it sounds interesting to you.