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Review: 61. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio...

May 12, 2011
Update (5/15): Blogger maintenance has lost my original post, and I've had to re-do this review. I apologize for this being off-air while I regathered my thoughts.

I want to say "thank you" to Sarah Jio for visiting us this month, and for my copy of her lovely debut novel The Violets of March...

the violets of march
Title: The Violets of March
Author: Sarah Jio
ISBN-13: 9780452297036
Paperback: 293 pages
Publisher: Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Sarah Jio

drey's thoughts:
Sarah Jio's The Violets of March is a touching story of heartbreak and hope entwined with a long-buried family secret.

When Emily Wilson's marriage crumbles, she heads out to her great-aunt Bee's to get some time to think and heal. It doesn't take long before she meets a gorgeous artist, and reconnects with an old summer fling. Then she finds a diary in her room, and is engrossed in the owner's tale of loss and regret. As she reads Esther's tale, Emily can't help but wonder who she is and why that diary was in her room.

The Violets of March is a story of two women's hopes and dreams, and heartaches. About the choices you make and the actions you take when you love so deeply that when something threatens that love, you either fight like heck for it, or run like hell to save your heart. One chose to run, and the ramifications reach to the present day. The other has a choice to make--what will it be?

This book will tow you under its spell and barely let go even when you've turned the last page. And as Sarah Jio brings it to a close, you'll find yourself wanting the characters to hang around for just a bit longer--if only to reassure yourselves that they're doing alright.  

drey's rating: Excellent! Add this poignant tale to your summer reading, and don't forget the tissues...

Have you read The Violets of March? What did you think?


Priya said...

I had read so many fantastic reviews of The Violets of March so I decided to pick it up, and while I did enjoy it, I felt like parts of the story were simply implausible and a little ridiculous. Despite that, the characters were well written and I liked the way the story was paced- it wasn't too fast that the plot was rushed, but it was slow enough to savor all the wonderful writing.

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