The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
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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.

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About Sarah Jio

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Sarah Jio lives in Seattle with her husband, their three young children, and a golden retriever named Paisley.
Published April 26, 2011 by Plume. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Las Vegas Review Journal

When Emily discovers an antique red velvet diary hidden in her bedroom, she soon finds that the island is hiding more than a few secrets, and as the story within the fragile pages begins to unravel, the big mystery seems to be directly related to Emily’s life.

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Chick Lit Central

With her story within a story, Ms.

May 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Violets of March: A Novel

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