• The Charm Bracelet

  • A Novel
  • By: Viola Shipman
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.

Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.

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 70 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 story behind each charm on her bracelet, and one by one the family stories help Lolly, Arden, and Lauren reconnect in a way that brings each woman closer to finding joy, love, and faith.

A compelling story of three women and a beautiful reminder of the preciousness of family, Viola Shipman's The Charm Bracelet is a keepsake you'll cherish long after the final minute.

©2016 Viola Shipman (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Sweet and sentimental

A good theme ( charm bracelet ) but tooooo much sentiment. The narration kept me listening, otherwise the overwhelming saccharin would have made me give up. There is a nice story under all the schmaltz.

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very enjoyable

Where does The Charm Bracelet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed listening to this book great story. Can't wait to listen to Hope Chest.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole story line, and the fact that it took place in my home state. Also made me go dig out my mothers charm bracelet and walk down memory lane with the charms that are on it.

Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but found it pleasant

If you could take any character from The Charm Bracelet out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Of coarse Grandma.

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endearing and poignant

loved this story from start to finish. i have my own charm bracelet full of memories so it took me fown memory lane in many ways

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I laughed, I cried, I didn't want it to end!!!!

This is one of those books that you never want to end!! It was like I was right there watching everything as it took place. I loved it!!!!!

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Predictable

Well I wanted to love this book, but it fell short on many levels. It was very predictable for me. I finished it simply because I had a long drive and needed entertainment. Some of the characters were overly cutesy and without giving up the plot, I guessed the romantic interests immediately. The history behind the charms was an interesting g premise.

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The Charm Bracelet was absolutely beautiful!

I so enjoyed the story and tale of several generations of a very blessed family that brought tears of joy to me. The charms each told a story that was so meaningful and makes me realize the true value of family! Loved the book.

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Love of Family and Northern Michigan

What a beautiful story of the importance of family and remembering the past while living in the moment! I love the Northern Michigan setting where I live!

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Mother and Daughter Book

My two daughters and I have started a Bookclub. We enjoyed the book so much we hope it’s becomes a movie.

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Sweet predictable

Perfect Hallmark movie screenplay. Disliked the narrator voice Poor inflection. Dull. Sharing with my 85 year old mother

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A trip through life

Such a wonderful book that delves into the life of 3 women, with the matriarch facing MCI, the early stages of memory loss. A heartfelt tale that brought tears to my eyes.