The Bracelet by Dorothy Love sounds like one of those books you just have to read. It has southern charm, intrigue, history, and suspense all blended into one. The description reads:
"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."
I mean, how can you NOT want to read that book?! I know I did as soon as I read all that ... and I wasn't disappointed. This is an unputdownable read. Once I picked it up, I just had to know what was going to happen next and how it would all end. This was the first book I've ever read by Dorothy Love and I wasn't sure what to expect, but she's a wonderful author. I'm not normally too into historical novels, but this one was excellent. Yes, it's historical, but the main focus is on mystery and suspense, with a dash of romance thrown in. I don't want to give anything away, but I highly recommend reading this book.
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