The Bracelet A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love

The Bracelet A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love[EPUB] ✻ The Bracelet A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love ✾ C.A. Deslauriers – Bluevapours.co.uk From debut author, CA Deslauriers, comes a stirring romance novel of a woman’s life, conquering the wounds of abuse, and rising above life’s struggles This novel will bring you on a journey of sur From A Novel of Life, eBook ç debut author, CA Deslauriers, A Novel PDF ✓ comes a stirring romance novel of a woman’s life, conquering the wounds of abuse, and rising above life’s struggles This novel will bring you on a journey of survival and redemption True love’s thread is woven throughout the novel and the emotions of this story will touch your heart and soul, moving you from warmth, through pain, sorrow, and then to joy If you believe in a reallife “happily ever after” and the bond that links The Bracelet eBook ç soulmates; then you will feel the emotion in the story of “The Bracelet”SYNOPSIS:Christine Fischer’s life had been poisoned with deep sorrow from memories of childhood abuse This is her story of that life and, her strength to overcome her pain and survive Three men shared a part of that struggle One rescued her, one almost destroyed her and the third, Jay West, loved her through all the pain and sorrow The bracelet he gave her symbolized her life and their love The Bracelet A Novel eBook ✓ words engraved on the heart reflected than just the sexual bond they shared, but how that bond lifted her desire for life from lukewarm to one on fire This is the story of true love’s fire, which ultimately transformed Christine’s sorrow into joy That love joined Christine and Jay as soul mates for eternity Their bond was forever sealed by the bracelet she wore and the words engraved on the heart that hung from it.

Ms A Novel of Life, eBook ç Deslauriers enjoys living in A Novel PDF ✓ the sunshine of the Gulf coast of Florida She has written poetry most of her life and now enjoys writing the novels that have been waiting to jump from her mind to paper at last Her passions include gardening, orchid growing, reading, writing and “rithmatic” – actually taxes and accounting She enjoys swimming and long walks with her retired greyhound racerHer f.

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  • Paperback
  • 285 pages
  • The Bracelet A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love
  • C.A. Deslauriers
  • English
  • 10 January 2019

10 thoughts on “The Bracelet A Novel of Life, Sorrow, and Love

  1. Dhivya Balaji says:

    Read full review @ http://www.readmuse.blogspot.in/2014/...

    This book was sent to both of us from the author personally for an honest review. I have to begin my thanking her. The best thing I liked in the book was the author’s signature and a personal message that said, ‘Life is seldom a straight line…’ written in the first title page, in lasting shiny metallic silver ink. *sigh* (and no, I have not already started sighing cause it’s a romance novel)

    Nothing could have drawn me into the book better. The book had another novelty. It was actually a person’s flashback narrative. Yes, the whole book (except for few pages at the ending) is actually a type of ‘I have crossed all these paths in my life’ flashback of Christine Fischer. Christine is now a bestselling author, and her book is selling like hotcakes. But Christine herself lacks warmth in her life and her mind keeps going back to the area where she was happy once. Jay West, the man who loved her through her pain and sorrow and the man who gave her a hot feel in her blood, is now not with her. For the how and why, I’ll let you read the book.

    For fans of romance, and the whole ‘love gives you all feeling and keeps you going’ theorists, this book is a must have on your shelves and this will be a dog eared copy which you will run to when you so much as get scratched by a stray cat on the street. For comfort, of course! And there are plenty of graphic scenes to put fodder for those who want a much – err- descriptive and physical exhibition of love. It is for those of you who want to read a book tucked in your love seat with a cup of cocoa and cocooned in a blanket.

    But fair warning to those free thinking radical women who don’t like or want your heroines to be Bella Swans, this Christine Fischer is one woman who is pining to get back to hot from her lukewarm state. You can’t blame her. If you hate the women who think love is the only emotion a woman can feel and love is the only way to bring people out of their pain and sorrow, you won’t sympathise with Christine. Learn what to expect before you pick this up. And for those of you (who am I kidding? Us… I meant those of ‘us’) who want a woman to be empowered and feel successful and enjoy love as a part of your life and not as a whole, this book gives other ideas that might, just some times, make you want to stop reading.

    The story of abuse and recovery is, of course, great. But the book does falter in one theme. The title and the description and of course, the book cover lead you to believe this will be a different story. The emphasis on ‘lead you’. For someone who stoically avoided reading the much ‘critically acclaimed and far more successful than Harry Potter’ Fifty shades of Grey series, (Hey, don’t stop reading. That is what the general statisticians say. Though I think there might be something fishy going on) this book is a slightly tangy reminder of that. You might call this a watered down version of that. (Or so learned people say!) If that is the case, I can only shudder to think what the concentrated version would be. In general, women who depend on men to straighten out their own lives are a big turn off to me personally and by reflection, I can’t actually sympathise with the lead in this book.

    One other thing that could have been better is the jumpy narrative of the flashback. Only a few disjointed scenes were woven into a narrative but when you look at them from a scientific perspective, there are things called as ‘memory flashes’ where the human mind is capable of replaying the scenes and memories it deems are most important and memorable. Oh wait. I am not talking about over thinking in bed at night. But one major disadvantage is that these flashes are most often perspective visions of the ‘Seer’. You only get one view. And if it is green coloured, blame your eyes. *I have to put down my pen – err- stop tapping the keys- here*

    If you want to know what is the meaning of the bracelet in the cover page, or if you actually want to know what happens to Christine (promise me that you won’t say ‘oh I knew this is what will happen) and if you really like the ‘I am so in love that I can’t actually stand on my own legs both physically and figuratively’ type of books, go for this one. This book can either be the best for you, or leave an aftertaste. This totally depends on your perspective of what love is.

    *True to the flashback mode of writing, this review is intentionally written in the order the points came to the mind of the reviewer. You can understand nothing in the start but if you read it till the end, you can get the general picture.*

    WHAT I LIKED: The story’s flow and the beautiful Gibran quotes at the start of every chapter.

    WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: The all too dependent woman protagonist and the whole emphasis on love as the central force.

    VERDICT: This book is a make or break. Romance lovers go for it, whereas fans of other genres think twice.

  2. Jennifer Hines says:

    *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    This book was much different from many of the other contemporary romance books I've read. Most of the book is a memory. She is remembering her life and all the times she's had to restart from square one. It's not until the story is almost finished that it catches up to real time.

    I enjoyed Christine's character, but I felt like I was reading the Cliff's Notes version of her story. It jumped from happy moment to happy moment, sadness to sadness; nothing really there to pull you into the full depths of the story.

    If this had all been written in current time with actually play by play interactions between the characters - for example: dialogue and full conversations - I think I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. But I spent most of the book waiting to see how her story was going to play out in the present and then was kind of disappointed when I got there because it was told with the same brief moments, which in my opinion dented its intensity.

    The Bracelet is a good book; it's just not my kind of book.

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  3. Lynsey Sabin says:

    A gifted copy was provided by the author / publisher for an honest review.
    Ok so going into this book I was really hoping it was going to be something very different and new. Unfortunately I just couldn't get away with it. I dont want to be harsh to the author but I have to be very honest. I felt like I was on a roller coaster with this book and all I could think was that I wanted off. You are left asking questions to which there a no answers, years pass with very little description of what has happened in those years. There are several and i mean SEVERAL repetitions throughout this book and that basically gets on my nerves. Yes the characters in this story do have an immense connection with each other, yet it seems to take forever to get where you can start to enjoy the connection between the two. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it just needs to be more thought out maybe make it longer so then some questions can be answered within the story. There is a follow on to this but I don't think I could get through it. I'm very sorry but I will have to give it 2 out of 5.

  4. Myra Espino says:

    The concept of the story is good.
    And the way the author wrote the sequence of the story made it more interesting.
    The characters are also good.
    I also got emotional on some parts (dang!).
    Actually, I cried!!

    Anyway, the major characters are Christine and Jay.
    Christine, her personality is good.
    She went through a lot, she learned how to be strong and fight back on what life throws in her way.
    Even though at first, she almost gave up but fate brought some people who help her to heal and how to feel.
    Jay on the other hand, he’s sweet and caring.
    I love the chemistry of the two characters.
    I fell in love with them.

    The story and concept are really good.
    The way on how the sequence of the story was written is good.
    There are also moral lessons in the story.
    It’s inspiring and interesting.
    The way the story ended, it’s great.

  5. Michelle says:

    The Bracelet introduces the reader to Christine Fischer, a young woman who lived through a traumatic childhood and fought for every chance to make herself strong and independent. A chance at retrospective takes the reader through her pain, her success, and her desires to find love. Because a good portion of the story is told as Christine reflects on her life I felt it had a very dream like quality. This fell a little short for me because I didn’t feel like I ever really got to know Christine or her experiences, it felt like all of her experiences were told only at the surface level. I was hoping that there would be additional details or emotional bonds to each of Christine’s major life events. It was, overall, a very sweet story I just hoped for more.

    **A won a copy of this novel from the author**

  6. Maggie Bermann says:

    Oh what a wonderful read! So full of emotions from sadness to happiness.
    The cover depicts a Bracelet, which has been given to the heroine Christine by her last love Jay, The book is written mostly in the past tense, with each link representing a part of her life.
    This romance story follows Christine through her childhood of abuse to one of joy and redemption. How three men change her life, one rescuing her in her teens, to one who almost destroyed her to finally finding true love. The bracelet she wears and the words engraved on it, symbolising the strength of their love.
    This is a very poignant read, an uplifting story about Love and it conquering all. The majority of the story is written in past tense, and only towards the end to we get the present.
    I would most definitley recommend this book to those who enjoy a good romance

  7. Jess says:

    I tried to like this story. I tried until the very last page, but it just didn’t happen. I wish I could say differently because I actually thought the concept and introduction of The Bracelet was interesting – it just didn’t deliver. The story and characters were without emotion and feeling. Not to say they weren’t described in great detail, to excess at times, I just didn’t feel anything. Christine’s story of abuse is tragic, but her character development was lacking. And even though she expressed her pain and anguish repeatedly, again, I felt no emotion. This carried through to the subsequent characters introduced throughout. The writing style tended to be repetitive and monotonous. For a story of great love, I just didn’t feel enough about anything in the story to connect and care.

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  8. Taylor says:

    This book was sad, yet romantic and kept you wondering whether Christine ends up with Jay or not. However, some of the sexual parts reminded me a little too much of Fifty Shades of Grey. I also noticed more than a few grammatical errors, and there was also an error referring to Jay's sons. When they are first introduced, Jason is ten years old and Travis is eight, however, later in the novel they are portrayed as Jason being 12 and Travis being 14, which would be impossible. This error did not make a huge difference in the story line of the novel, but I feel as if little details as such are important when writing a novel. All in all, this is a good romance novel, with, as stated in the title, much pain and sorrow.

  9. Jody says:

    I was excited to be assigned this book, however I was sorely disappointed. I am not a big fan of reading flashbacks. It is hard to read and in this case, it was impossible for me to connect.

    Christine is a complex character, but it was hard to establish that emotional connection and care too much about her. I wanted more and every time I turned the page I was disappointed. I love to read and get lost in a book, but when you have to keep forcing yourself to pick up your Kindle and finish a book you are not interested in; it makes you cranky. I could not wait to finish this book so I could move on.

    I believe Clarice tried hard to write this story so you could fall in love with her character, Christine, but the lack of details and the emotions of the story leaves it lacking.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I received this book as a First Reads Giveaway. That said, while I can see that the author was attempting to write an erotic novel similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, she was unsuccessful at it. The characters aren't fully developed, the plot skips and sputters regularly, and the narration is cold, almost emotionless; all-in-all this lead to a dragging novel. Unfortunately, this has become one of very few books that I just can't force myself to pick up anymore.

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