The Violets of March **** (Good Read)
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Now to this fabulous book…
This book is a mix of romance, love, secrets and family history. A book that has you hooked from the beginning, and one that I read over a weekend. Soaking up the romance of young love, and intrigued by making my own endings, and hoping for the happy one.This book was captivating. This book is about Emily who is trying to find herself, and by visiting her great Aunt, she falls under the magical spray on Bainbridge Island, to not only find new love but solve the secret mystery within her family.
“Mix a love story, history and a mystery and what takes root? The Violets of March, a novel that reminds us how the past comes back to haunt us, and packs great surprises along the way.” Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home and House Rules.
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. Nearly a decade 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.
The island has a way of calling one back when it’s time. Come home. I have missed you, dear.
All my love, Bee
“…and opened the drawer of the bedside table…I noticed something in the shadows.
“It was a journal, a diary of some sort. I picked it up and ran my hand along the spine. It was oil, and its intriguing red velvet cover looked worn and threadbare. I touched it, and instantly feeling a pang of guilt…”
“…Fascinated, I turned the page, extinguishing my feelings of guilt with ample amounts of curiosity. Just one more page, then I’ll put it back…”
“…The words on the next page, written in the most beautiful penmanship I’d ever seen, sent my heart racing. “The Story of What Happened in a Small Island Town in 1943”…”
The taste of the colour Violet…
Emily’s kisses…are crunchy and crispy on the outside with a soft chewy centre, joined together with strawberry jam and cream. Sweet, but subtle kisses.
My Nanna hand painted this plate, and also embroidered the violet tablecloth both given to my sister some years ago.
Violets are special in this book…”Evelyn has a theory about these flowers,”…”She used to say they grow where they are needed, that they signal healing, and hope.”