The Violets of March: A Novel
by Sarah Jio
Paperback- $9.98

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 ...

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  "Love Endures" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 06/21/11

"Great love endures time, heartache and distance. And even when all seems lost, true love lives on.". Sarah Jio's first novel, The Violets of March, is a story of lost love and the healing powers that a new love brings. The story takes place on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest. I found myself wanting to visit this island on my next vacation, placing my toes in the sand, smelling the ocean water and watching the tides roll to shore. I was reminded just how much the ocean is like our lives with tides, beauty, death and new life. Loved the story within the story. Great summer read.

  "The violets of March" by mangan319 (see profile) 09/24/11

This is the first book that everyone in our book club absolutley loved. Such a great love story. You will keep trying to figure out the ending but it will surprise you. Story was beautiful, writing was great.

  "Secrets and Guessing" by texas_trnado (see profile) 10/08/11

Set on Bainbridge Island, WA, Emily finds a diary in a room in her Aunt's house that she's never been in. As she tries to uncover the author of this diary and if the story she has read is true, she uncovers a web of secrets that have been buried for decades.

This book was a page turner. I wished it was longer...

  "The Violets of March" by moretodaythanyes (see profile) 12/10/11

  "The Violets Of March" by teach817 (see profile) 01/17/12

Disappointing and predictable

  "Violets of March" by nbaker (see profile) 02/02/12

After about 10-15 pages, I was hooked on this book and could not put it down. I love a mystery and especially one that deals with strong emotions and family ties. This is such a captivating story about uncovering the past so that the present will have meaning and the future can be more than a dream. The story unfolded in such a way that I never saw the end coming. Truth be told, I finished it and was so sad to see it end, I immediately had to skim through it a second time just to unlock all of my unanswered questions. And the answers are there - hidden in such a seductive way. A must read for anyone who likes a good mystery. I can't wait for her next book.

  "Violets of March" by Mobac (see profile) 03/24/12

What a lovely read! The parallel story lines weave and intertwine beautifully through the skilled and artful words of the talented Sarah Jio. Set in the 40s & present day, this novel has me dreaming about traveling to Bainbridge Island. Now, a huge Jio fan, I can't wait 'til the release of her fifth novel!

  "The Violets of March" by ncjn5 (see profile) 04/10/12

Great story! This is a good read for anyone who likes loves stories.

  "Violets of March" by dianemjb (see profile) 03/21/13

Intriguing and often difficult to follow, suggest keeping a character list. It kept our group going all evening. We ll liked it and had different points to bring up about the situations in the book.

  "The Violets of March" by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 07/25/13

Just the cover calls you to read it.

  "Violets of Cheesiness" by lkottmeyer1 (see profile) 03/13/14

  "Violets of March" by Readnsew (see profile) 04/08/14

Really enjoyed this book. Good story that was an easy read....didn"t get boring or long

  "The Violets of March" by Linbru (see profile) 04/08/14

Who can resist family secrets? This book was written in a way that spoke to nearly everyone in our reading Group. It was a fun mystery that led to great discussions.

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