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Violet Shadows

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live.

"Violet Shadows" is the 2013 winner in the Novella category for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Paperback, 146 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Createspace (first published July 23rd 2012)
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Caren ~ the misfit geek
Jan 05, 2013 Caren ~ the misfit geek rated it really liked it
Grieving the death of her brother, Violet changes her name and joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. Her objective: death for a noble cause. Then she meets Phillipe and discovers life is worth living.

This is a beautifully written novella. The characters are brilliantly developed and complex. The relationship between Violet and Phillipe develops realistically and enjoyably.

My complements to Melanie Rose for a captivating tale that pulls you in and keeps you engaged until the very end. It
Nola Arganbright
Jun 24, 2013 Nola Arganbright rated it really liked it
A great read that takes place in war torn France. A look at the French Resistance and the ravages of war and how how it is possible to heal
Nov 23, 2012 DelSheree rated it really liked it
Without her brother, Violet feels lost. Tristan gave his life as a Royal Air Force pilot in the war, and Violet now feels she must give just as much to not only avenge her brother, but follow his example of strength and bravery. Joining the French Resistance and donning the name Marie could give her what she wants...until she meets Philippe, one of the French gendarme - her enemy.

Violet Shadows is a novella featuring the struggle of Violet Creeley to find her place in the now lonely world and s
Oct 03, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book! The author transported me back to France during the occupation. It is the story of a resistance worker and how she slowly comes to find herself again after the loss of her brother.

It has a touching love story and it is beautifully written.
A very quick read at only 142 pages.

I won this book through Goodreads First Reads and am so glad I got a chance to read it. I think I am going to go and find out her first book Ashford (the first book in this story).
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great pacing, excellent characters. author has a real flair for bringing the scenery to life.
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One day in her childhood, Melanie Rose told herself a story about the apple she was eating. It was a planet, inhabited by one tiny man-like creature who kept having to move house as his various residences were devoured by a giant alien. It was a tragedy, of course, ending in the planet's destruction, but the author has been telling herself stories ever since.

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