The Bracelet Author:Karen Rose Smith The bond between them was instant: Laura a flower-power antiwar protester, Brady a duty-bound soldier heading off to Vietnam. He'd returned a changed man, she'd saved his sanity. — They'd always been there for each other. They'd raised two wonderful children and weathered the ups and downs that are inevitably part of a life together, a life that ... more »stretched over three decades. And they's stuck to the deal they made on their wedding day: never talk about the past.