The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) (Mass Market)

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“This is the story of three women slowly losing themselves until they are reunited in Scoops, Michigan, at the beginning of summer: Arden, working at a job that gives her nothing but a paycheck; Lauren, becoming sadder as she moves farther from doing what she loves most; and Lolly, gradually forgetting all the things in her life that brought her joy and happiness. Linked together like the charms on their wrists, Arden, Lauren, and Lolly will remind each other of times gone by, how to appreciate the present, and how to embrace whatever the future brings. Reading this sweet story reminded me how lucky we are if we are close to those who share our history.”
— Sylvia Smith (E), Bookmiser, Inc., Roswell, GA


One charm bracelet. Three generations of women. A whole world of precious gifts waiting to be discovered. . .

Lose yourself in the magic of Viola Shipman's The Charm Bracelet

On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive, and so Lolly’s charm bracelet would be a constant reminder of that love. Now, seventy years old and starting to forget things, Lolly knows time is running out to reconnect with a daughter and granddaughter whose lives have become too busy for Lolly or her family stories. But when Arden, Lolly’s daughter, receives an unexpected phone call about her mother, she and granddaughter Lauren rush home. Over the course of their visit, Lolly reveals the history of each charm on the heirloom bracelet and, one by one, the family stories help them to reconnect in ways that bring each woman closer to finding love and passion, faith and forgiveness.

“Readers will be charmed.” —Good Housekeeping

About the Author

VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for award-winning memoirist Wade Rouse. His novels, including The Charm Bracelet, The Hope Chest, The Summer Cottage, and The Heirloom Garden, have been translated into over a dozen languages and become international bestsellers. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People, Good Housekeeping and Coastal Living. He is a contributor for All Things Considered.

Praise For…

Praise for The Charm Bracelet

"Rich in character and story, The Charm Bracelet is utterly charming!" —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Readers will be charmed by the characters, most of all by kooky but wise Lolly, who teaches her stressed-out daughter and granddaughter lessons in life and love.” —Good Housekeeping

"I loved this book. It is the quintessential summer read about love, life, and finding yourself." —Ryley Reads

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250136336
ISBN-10: 1250136334
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Heirloom Novels