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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.


 


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