The Violets of March
A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.
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 m...more
Second, there were too many characters whose names begin with the letter E. Emily and Evelyn are alive. Elliot and Esther are in the diary Emily finds. And at least one of these people is still al...more
Told in first person, with Emily periodically reading the diary entries, The Violets of March is a 4-star story best suited for those that appreciate dramatic love with their mysteries.
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I am an avid reader. I love to read. I love to read all sorts of genres. I have been asked over the years, “what is your favorite book,” well I don’t have one. There are just too many good ones out there. But from now on I have an answer. I will from now on answer, “The Violets of March by Sarah Jio.”
Emily Wilson had it all. Married to a GQ handsome hubby, bestselling author her life was picture perfect. Suddenly, it was all over. Her husband leaves her for anoth...more
Shortly following her divorce and less than graceful fall from prior bestselling novelist glory, Emily Wilson retreats to her great-aunt Bee's home on Bainbridge Island. As she settles in for her first night's stay, she discovers a red velvet journal hidden in her nightstand. Intrigued, she begins to read. However, the names remain a complete mystery to her and she finds h...more
----My Full Review----
I heard about this book from a Glamour writer, who wrote it. Intrigued if it was good, I got a sample of it for my Kindle. I tore through the first two chapters on it. I went a...more
"Love is not a hothouse flower, forced to reluctant bud. Love was a weed that flashed unexpectedly into bloom on the roadside." ~ Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes
Sarah Jio's debut novel, The Violets of March, is a truly beautiful novel that brings characters, setting, and plot to life. Her words float across the page like a cool sea breeze creating shivers of delight and intrigue. The story follows Emily as she...more
I loved the characters, too. I know I've thoroughly enjoyed a book when I hate to come to the end, and that was certainly the case with this one. However, I closed the book with a smile on my face. I like that.
I liked the way all the ends tied up. For those people who thought it was predictable and not possible... weird things happen, 6 degrees of separation!!
I hope Sarah is at home writing another book...
I loved this book from beginning to end a must read I'm looking for another book by sarah jio
My only disappointment is that I wish there had been a bit more at the tail end, but it was still a good one.
One of my favorit...more
I tried this book because I liked Sarah Jio's other book, Blackberry Winter, not because the storyline appealed to me--wronged woman goes to island to regroup, meets two very suitable men, and gets caught up in a couple whirlwind romances while trying to get to...more
This book centers around a twenty something Emily Wilson. She has won life's trifecta: she is a New York Time's bestselling author, she is married to a successful man who could moonlight as a GQ model, and she is living in New York City. Life. Is. Good.....until her husbands leaves her for another woman.
Devastated, Emily wants to visit her Great Aunt Bee on Bainbridge Island near S...more