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The Gift of a Charm 
Melissa Hill
St. Martin's Griffin
Trade Paper
978 1250077141

     Holly O'Neill loves working in the vintage store, the Secret Closet. She imagines stories behind the beautiful, high end outfits that she stocks and sells. One day, she finds a charm bracelet in the pocket of a jacket, and is immediately determined to get the bracelet back to its owner. There are few clues, but her own charm bracelet means so much to her, and this one may hold equal significance to its owner.
     Greg Matthews loathes his job so much that one day, he quits. His passion is photography, and he's very good. But his girlfriend is less than enchanted with his change of employment, especially because he did not tell her of his decision beforehand. Having a boyfriend with less prestige attached to his job upsets her.
     Melissa Hill's latest is a charming tale with beautifully intertwined stories, set in a lovingly described New York City. The characters are brilliantly drawn, and except for one plot twist too many towards the end of the book, the story is perfection.
Heather Nordahl Files