My Charmed Life

Do you ever read a book and immediately think of people you think would like to borrow the book when you are done?  I do from time to time and with the book, My Charmed Life, I had two people in mind... For starters, my mom... and then my friend Himee.  

In the book, you are told stories of the memories that come with different pieces of jewelry.  
As I read the story and saw the memories, I knew my mom would enjoy the book... for the memories as well as the jewelry...  As for my friend, Himee, we both love reading  and she is always on the lookout for that special someone... as I turned the pages, I was immediately thinking that this was one that Himee and I could read and discuss... Not to mention, we all love jewelry, so this would be fun.  

Long story short, this book takes us from a watch being given as an "engagement ring" to her mom all the way through the authors teens/twenties and so on.. up to age 50.  We not only learn of her love of jewelry, but also the struggles she has in finding a man that loves her the way she wants to be loved and for her to love in return... 

I admit, I was turning the pages to see what happened and what the next piece of jewelry was going to be...  This was a great (and easy) read that one can enjoy snuggled up on the couch, laying out on the beach or relaxing while taking a nice hot bubble bath.


As a young girl, I learned that not all engagements came with a ring. From the unconventional watch my father used to propose marriage to my mother to my own rocky romances–the too many rings I fell in love with and the too few men that could commit to a lasting bond, this the story of my life from age five to fifty, as told through the jewelry that I inherited, purchased for myself, and received (or didn’t receive) as gifts. Each chapter reveals a gem that brings forth an intimate memory– my mom’s post-divorce transformation from Jackie O pearls to donning love beads to my grandmother’s dime store fantasy gems and the sparkle of promising new relationships and the meltdowns of many breakups.
Then when my mother unexpectedly passed away, my life was forever changed. I not only lost my best friend, but also a big part of myself–the woman who taught me how to love, overcome obstacles and how to accessorize. In “My Charmed Life”, I connect my past and present by linking the jewelry in my life, conjuring up lost keepsakes and fiery moments—until I realize that the brightest gems are the ones you give yourself, and find freedom I never thought possible.
FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I think it would be fun to see the story behind each additional piece. Must read it!


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