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Her Name was Violet

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Evan awakes from a coma in a hospital, having no idea how he has arrived there. His life feels over. Then he meets a physiotherapist named Violet who helps him on the road to recovery.


Available - March 2020

billycurry.com.au


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Paperback, First, 215 pages
Published March 2nd 2020 by Thinking Publishing
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Suzanne
This is an unusual story that differs from the blurb, a young Australian guy who loves to drive fast cars and does so for a living, has an accident and comes across an unusual girl named Violet, who works as a physiotherapist. Evan decides hed like her to be on his recovery team as he will need some ongoing physiotherapy to an injured thumb. He offers Violet a spot on his team. Evan is one of the countrys top race car drivers and is very popular; being spotted while out and about, hes quite the ...more
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Her Name Was Violet is a contemporary fiction novel from Australian author Billy Curry. A story of love, survival, chance, risk and endurance, this novel is expected to make its debut in the publishing world in early 2020.

Set in 2020, Her Name Was Violet follows the lives of two key protagonists. Evan is the countrys revered professional race car driver. While Violet is a quirky physiotherapist. The lives of these two very different individuals cross when
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Michael Uberti
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable read. A story about a relationship that begun in unusual circumstances and then advanced from there. The Author has well researched the world of Formula One racing which was interesting. The story looks at how a famous person (the driver) handles his relationships with others and how he responds to adversity. From the outset Violet appears sweet and innocent however, she uncovers a sad past which is managed in a very expected way from a high performance athlete.

What lingers
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Bernadine Juhasz
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. It flowed, was uncomplicated and pleasurable. I cried at the end, then was surprised.
Cathy Alice
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping read with unexpected twists. Authentic Australian voice. Highly recommend.
Phillip Murrell
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I normally stick to SFF, but every now and then, I branch out. Her Name Was Violet was a pleasant break from my normal genres. It's a story about love and recovery. There are many stories with a similar premise, but the author cleverly avoided some common tropes while embracing others. This masterful mix amplified the fun of the novel. The ending was powerful and memorable. There were some issues in the middle act, specifically the ease of Violet's successful sobriety, but I'd definitely read ...more
Amy Cheers
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down! I was laughing, crying and thoroughly enjoying Her Name was Violet - I already cant wait to read it again!

I was reading an second edit of the story, and had to stop editing and just enjoy the story and then go back and read it again for edits.

The characters are relatable, the storyline is engaging and that ending - talk about cliff hanger!!

Absolutely read it - youll enjoy it!!
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Sam
Received a ARC version of this book from the author for honest review.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book and while it wasn't quite what I thought it would be based on the synopsis. But, having said that, I did enjoy it, even despite it not being my usual read. It follows Evan, an elite sportsman with the ego to match, and Violet, a pysiotherapist working in a Melbourne hospital when Evan is brought in. For some reason Evan decides that he needs Violet on his team and manages to
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Clare B
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Her Name Was Violet sets a cracking pace with a couple of sharp twists and turns along the way.

The novel allows the reader a glimpse into the male psyche, the sportspersons psyche, and the hurt persons psyche. You may see yourself in one or all of the characters.

What I really enjoyed about this read was the sense of location, the writer really took me there - whether it was Monaco, Melbourne or the track.

A solid story that tackles some big themes.
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Billy Curry is the author of Unlonely Planet, No Time for Postcards, and Her Name Was Violet. He grew up in Bairnsdale, Australia. Later he moved to Melbourne where he completed high school and a business degree. He has represented his state and country in surf lifesaving and sprint kayaking. Curry has also worked as a corporate marketing manager. Currently, hes a marketing contractor and spends ...more

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