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The Violets of March
The Violets of March: A Novel | 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. Watch a Video
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julieclair
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A broken-hearted woman finds an old diary. Parallel plot lines ensue. I sometimes got confused about which plot line belonged to which set of characters, but it all made sense in the very surprising ending.

It‘s on its way to you, @Reggie ! Hope you enjoy! #LMPBC #GroupS @Jerdencon @Deblovestoread @suvata

#192025 (2011) @Librarybelle #ReadTheUSA2023 (Washington) @aperfectmjk #ReadYourTBR @melissajayne #NoBuyReadingChallenge @PuddleJumper

Librarybelle Awesome! 2d
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angieinwonderland
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This story sucked me right in. Though there are a lot of links that are "too good to be true," it all still works because you want them to be true so badly. I think it is a matter of right story at the right time for me. It was my first from this author, but it won't be my last!

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BookishMe
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#MarchBooks #santhiReads2020
#monthlywrapup #MarchStats
5 🌟 - #heyCarrots (1) & Love in Small Letters (lowercase)

4🌟 - The Sorrows of Young Werther,
The Bamboo Stalk, and 📚 by Murakami & Nesbo

3 🌟 for the remaining 2
Looks like tagged book for March to continue in the next month 😊

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BookishMe
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#MagnificentMarch Flower on the cover

Mitch Pretty 💕 3y
BookishMe @Mitch 😊❣️😊 3y
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BookishMe
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Hehehe 😂😆😅
If there's a Joel in your life, can share the chuckles maybe 😁😉

#ebook #Overdrive

effani I know somebody who married a Joel and it turned out to be a bad mistake, so I guess I support this message 😂 3y
BookishMe @effani oh my! I know a Joel at work... One of the sweetest persons (and I have awesomest colleagues) 3y
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tammysue
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💜💜💜 4y
erzascarletbookgasm So many purple books and so pretty! 4y
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 4y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Mehso-so

I just couldn't get into it. Probably the family drama and then 'I don't want to talk about' attitude. I had trouble keeping characters in 'Diary' straight in my head. Not author's fault just me. (I should start a Goodreads shelf for that.) Also if I found a Tell All Diary it wouldn't take me days to read it. I'd stay up all night. 💁‍♀️
#readpastmybedtime#springstacks
#mounttbr #covercaughtmyeye

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Violets of March | Sarah Jio
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As a Gardener I can't resist books about Gardening, especially ones with good pun for a title or flowers on covers. I own all of these. Goal is to finish before first day of Summer. 👩‍🌾🌻📚
#springstacks #coverlove #digin #tbr

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Andrew65
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Mrsann2000 Loved this book! 5y
Andrew65 @Mrsann2000 Need to read it! 👍 Thanks for your post. 😊 5y
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Susanita
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I‘ve flailed around in previous months trying to do multiple photo challenges, so this month I‘m sticking to just one. This one looks like fun! Courtesy of @jenniferw88
#MarchMunchies

SilversReviews I am doing three. Fun but difficult. I can't think of things for every day. ENJOY this one. 5y
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Chelleo
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I binged on this audiobook and finished it in just two days. I really enjoyed it. The main character irked my nerves a slight bit but it didn't take away from the book. I would love to see a follow up book picks up where this one stops. I feel really bad for one character in this book and would like to see amends made for their sake.

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Chelleo
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Listening to my #audiobook while doing various tasks: cleaning out dresser drawers, the fridge and paying a few bills.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Come to my house!!!!! 🤣👏🏻 5y
Tamra You are being way more productive than me! 5y
JSW Yesterday was my productive day so today it‘s couch time. 5y
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Chelleo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sure! @Tamra I'm sure it's not by much. This is all stuff I put off all week. @jsw #goals 5y
Redwritinghood My family always gets mad at me when I do this because I can‘t hear when they try to talk to me. I think they should just wait and talk to me later! 5y
Chelleo @Redwritinghood yeah, I have to listen at a volume low enough that I can hear someone talking to me. Or sometimes I'll just use one earbud. 5y
ReadingSusan Love audiobooks! My husband hates that I go around with headphones in my ears all the time. I should try to one ear method! 5y
AmyG My husband will talk to me and I will tell him...shhh, I'm reading. ;) 5y
TheSketchyReader I enjoy her books so much. Love the Washington State setting! 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 Audiobooks are great for chores and cleaning! 5y
sprainedbrain I do the one earbud thing almost constantly... I may be a little too obsessed with audiobooks. 😳 5y
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Chelleo
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On to the next book. #audiobook

Zelma I ended up really liking this book. It wasn‘t perfect but definitely made me want to read more from the author. 5y
DreesReads Is this the book that featured Years of Grace, a Pulitzer winner? I read that one after this one, and I liked it more. It‘s dated, but still relevant. 5y
Chelleo @Zelma thanks for that info! 5y
Chelleo @AudreyMorris not sure but likely since she mentioned jazz early on. I didn't get very far so I'll confirm later. 5y
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loveleighreads
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I really enjoyed this book. First time reading #sarahjio also. Looking forward to picking up another book by her. Any suggestions
#homebookstashreadingchallenge

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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I LOVED this book!!

asiriusreader Sounds intriguing! 6y
rubyslippersreads I need to move this up my TBR list because I read that it references another favorite book, 6y
Myhusbandhatesreading @rubyslippersreads I haven't read Years of Grace but it is now on my TBR because of this book. @asiriusreader I truly adored this book. (edited) 6y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Riding and reading today

Zelma I liked this book quite a bit. Made me want to read more of her titles. 6y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Zelma I am in love with this book! I had a 6 hour drive yesterday and almost finished it. 6y
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alisonrose
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This is one of those books that I didn't hate, but I know I would probably never recommend it to anyone. Not because it was terrible, but just...meh. The writing I felt was a little amateur, a lot of telling instead of showing, big grand statements that felt out of place. The mystery was a little confusing and a little overwrought. Again, it wasn't awful but it also just wasn't very good on an objective level. 2/5 ⭐

ReadingEnvy Yeah I felt like I was more interested in taking a trip to the place described than the story in the book. 6y
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alisonrose
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This has only been on my TBR for five years.........😜 #nowreading

Soubhiville Pretty 6y
alisonrose @Soubhiville Thanks! 😊 6y
Texreader Looks intriguing. Looking forward to your review. 6y
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sandra3
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Karolina_99
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"Ostavljam te uz jednu misao, misao o ljubavi do koje sam došla kroz brojne neuspjehe: Prava ljubav preživljava vrijeme, bol i udaljenost. I čak i kad se sve čini izgubljenim, prava ljubav živi vječno. Znam to sada i nadam se da znaš i ti.'❤
#sarahjio #thevioletsofmarch #booklover #romantic

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Oliversmomma
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Absolutely loved this book and every book she has written!