Book Club Friday | The Violets of March

Description from Goodreads:
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.  



  1. I loved this book so much when I read it last year. I love the title as my daughter Violet was born in Mach last year :)

    1. I loved it also and I love the name Violet. I have a little cousin named Hazel Violet.

  2. i adore her writing and her novels!! love them all!!

  3. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love her books, too. I had no idea that another one was coming out next month. YAY! I love Emily and Bee, too, and I loved that we got to hear from them in Blackberry Winter! :D

    Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday!


    1. Oh. My. Word!!! I read Blackberry Winter before I read The Violets of March. Since I read them out of order, I didn't even realize that they were in both books.
      I almost killed myself getting home today to grab my copy of BW (thankfully I have not taken it in to the used bookstore yet) to find the pages. I remembered about Claire going to the island for the day. I love that we found out what happened to Emily and Jack. And that there is anothe Evelym (Evie).
      Thank you so much for mentioning it! I just didn't put the pieces together reading them out of publishing order. I love the sneaky way they show up to give closure to their story.

  5. I would pick this book just because of the cover! :)
    Would this be a good pick for a Christian Ladies Book Club?
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. There is a running theme of adultry in the book. I am not sure what your group would feel about it, but I am sure that you do. I think that it is a great story of starting over and finding love when you aren't sure that you will ever be happy again.
      I did a review of a Christian Lit book over the summer. It was amazing! If you have not read Wildflowers from Winter you must!! There is a second book that I have yet to read. Here is the review of that.


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