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 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. My Thoughts: This was my third novel by Sarah Jio. I now have to wait for her new book to come out. And I can't wait. I loved this book. From the moment I picked it up, I could not put it down and read it in a little over a day. It had the perfect mix of history, mystery, and love. Which all of Sarah Jio's novel have in common. I love Emily and Bee. Their relationship changes throughout the book and both come to terms with their pasts. It was a great read! *** If you love Sarah Jio, she has two books that I know of that are being published in 2013. The Last Camilla is coming in late May, and Morning Glory in November. I am linking up with Book Club Friday and Literary Friday.