This is not my normal go to book, but I must admit that I completely enjoyed The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman. I read it in 3 days. It is very engaging from the first page.

This is a story of 3 generations of women: the grandmother, the daughter and the granddaughter. The family tradition is to start a charm bracelet for each woman when she is young and add to it with each event in her life, thus giving a full history of her life through jewelry. The story goes into what each charm means and why it is given to each woman. It is rich with their family history, their sorrows, and their triumphs.

I heard about The Charm Bracelet through a friend in another book club I belong to. I liked it enough to want to do read it for the Second Monday Book Club but it wasn’t to be. However, we were invited to join the other book club when they met with Viola Shipman (actually Wade Russo, he writes under his grandmother’s name). He started writing women’s contemporary fiction when he didn’t find books he enjoyed reading. Wade and his husband Gary have offered to come back and discuss any book that the Wilton Book Clubs read.

What are you reading today?