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Several members of my book group have been raving about the page-turner Don't Breathe a Word, the latest title written by Jennifer McMahon. I quickly put the book on hold at the local library and was surprised this week when it was ready for pick-up. As soon as I finish The Peach Keeper, I plan on starting this one!

Taken from goodreads:
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.



 
 
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I have been looking forward to reading this novel since I first heard about it through BookPages magazine. Thankfully, one of the members of my book group suggested it as a book for our summer reading list which means I now get to read it with friends - even better! Twenty of my goodreads friends have this on their to-read shelves...always a good sign!

taken from goodreads:
In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.