Friday, September 30, 2011

Featured Book (1): Violets of March by Sarah Jio

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

The Story: (from back cover)

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 helped 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 an intriguing dual story line. The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.

Why I wanted to read it:

Layered familial dramas intrigue me. I like books with secrets and hidden things in old houses. I like imaging living by the sea. I like mysteries and discovering things. This book had it all and was ripe for my reading but unfortunately time ran out for me and I made the mistake of reading too many books that were similar in nature around the time I received this one. This book will certainly be given its time in my hands with my nose buried in it but perhaps, not this year. My purpose of my new Featured Book posts is to shine a little light on these books that I have fallen behind in. I have read so many wonderful reviews of this book and now she has another novel out as well. Below I will list her website. She has a lot of info on there including an Ultra Violet Challenge!

The Details:
Publisher (Penguin) ISBN ( 978-0-452-29703-6) Price ($15.00) Genre (Fiction) Format (Paperback) Author Website (Sarah Jio)

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Jo-Jo said...

There are just sooo many books out there that deserve attention, but I also just do not have the time to read all of the ones that I want to! I can see why this one caught your eye.

WonderBunny said...

I read this last month and really enjoyed it.

Jenny said...

I like the feature idea! I hate when I can't enjoy a book as much as I normally would have because of reading too many similar books. =(

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I really enjoyed this book. That's the wonderful thing about great books. They'll always be there when you are ready.

Gina said...

Oh you definitely need to make time for this one ASAP. Great story within a story....truly enjoyed it. ^_^

Tales of Whimsy said...

I liked this one. The mystery propelled me through.

Teresa said...

When you get to it, I think you will really like it. It was a really quick read for me.