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The Violets of March is the second book I’ve read by author, Sarah Jio. I really enjoyed this one as much as the last.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Review:

The Violets of March, by Sarah Jio

Emily Wilson, an author of a bestselling novel, lacks inspiration. It’s been years since she’s released her last book. That and the ravages of a marriage on the rocks propels Emily to seek calmer shores. 

She visits her Aunt Bea in a old family home on Bainbridge Island in the state of Washington. While there she reconnects with an old flame and throws sparks with Jack, who has his secrets. 

A red velvet diary turns up, and Emily is drawn into the drama of Esther and her entries. But is it fact or fiction? And will it lead her to unravel a family mystery that has plagued her for years? Will the island relinquish its secrets and give Emily the healing and inspiration she needs to be able to write her next bestseller?

With relatable characters, a healthy amount of mystery, and a plot twist only Jio can deliver, The Violets of March exemplifies a short, modern classic, worthy of praise, a haunting and beautifully rendered work of fiction. 

Readers of historical fiction, women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, and literary fiction will find themselves caught up in Emily and Esther’s stories and how the past and the present collide. 

Have you read any of Sarah’s book? What are you reading right now?

Happy Reading! J

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