Sarah Jio – THE VIOLETS OF MARCH
April 25, 2011 § 2 Comments
I just can’t hide how excited I am about THE VIOLETS OF MARCH!
This was one of the first manuscripts I read for Weed Literary and I fell in love with Sarah’s amazing writing and breath-taking story-telling skills. It’s on sale TOMORROW! It’s published by Plume, with a truly lovely editorial team behind the book and I can’t think of a better place for Sarah’s work.
When I first read this, it was called THE WATERS OF MARCH and introduced Bainbridge Island to me – now it is a must-visit-place in my places to go list. Sarah Jio is not only a wonderful writer, she is such a sweet and genuinely fabulous person so everyone should go and pick up your copy today!
Eight years ago, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: She had a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, a book on The New York Times Bestseller List, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after. What she didn’t know, however, was that the trip would be a turbulent one. After seven excruciating years staring at the computer screen, Emily, now 35, and divorced, accepts an invitation from her great aunt, Bee, to spend the month of March on the shores of Bainbridge Island, Washington. As she attempts to let the water wash away her pain, the tide brings in its own secrets: a budding relationship with a handsome, yet mysterious, artist, her aunt’s murky past, and an unusual discovery in the guest bedroom: a mysterious red velvet diary from 1943. As she reads the brittle, yellowed pages, Emily finds herself entangled in a poignant love story, one that feels eerily familiar–as if she’s somehow living it herself.And while unraveling the mystery in the book’s pages, she makes a shocking discovery that has the power to heal the past, change her heart, and the course of her life.