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The Violets of March
By Sarah Jio
Our next featured book in the Fall Fab Book Giveaway is Sarah Jio’s The Violets of March. I’ve not had a chance to finish this one (am close, but can you IMAGINE my TBR pile??), but there has been much buzz all over the 'net about Violets since its debut in April, and Sarah’s already got another book, The Bungalow, which is slated for publication in December! Talk about ‘gettin’ it done!
Sarah was a 2011 Debutante Ball participant, which is a major literary honor, and The Violets of March has just gone into its fourth printing. Congratulations to Sarah, who’s also a busy mom to three little boys. And I call MYSELF MaNiC MoMMy!??
Jodi Picoult says this about Violets: "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.”
Here is the back-of-the-book blurb:
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.
You can view the BOOK TRAILER HERE
The Bungalow, and perhaps later this year, I’ll have the opportunity to offer you guys a copy of that too? So, let’s just put a teaser in here, shall we?
Here’s what The Bungalow is about:
A sweeping saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting… In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiance, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world–until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war. A timeless story of enduring passion, The Bungalow chronicles Anne’s determination to discover the truth about the twin losses–of life and, and of love–that have haunted her for seventy years.
If you just can’t wait for The Bungalow, you can always just preorder it now, and wait to see if you win The Violets of March HERE!
I love how Sarah’s incorporating history in both of her books, and exotic, unique places that are just as much like a character in her book. Her covers are gorgeous, and her writing is exquisite. You’re not going to want to miss out on either of her books.
However, we’re only offering The Violets of March for the Fall Fab Giveaway so answer this very easy question to qualify:
Tell me your favorite flower and your favorite month and WHY. Also, the month CANNOT be your birthday month. Mine is gardenias because I love the smell although they turn brown very quickly, and I remember being a kid in Tampa running up and down the streets, picking gardenias from the neighbors bushes and sticking them in our hair while we ran barefoot through the neighborhood. But I also love carnations because they smell clean and fresh and last forever. And favorite month … hmmm… wow, I just asked myself a hard question … I now live in Scottsdale and late summer months suck, like August and September. I may have to say February or March are pretty nice months here weather-wise!
Your turn to answer the question. Favorite flower, favorite month. Hey Sarah, how about YOU? What's your favorite month and your favorite flower, and WHY?
Also, if you haven’t had the chance yet, you may still enter to win Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, the first book in the Giveaway (if there is not a winner’s name highlighted above the post)! For future posts, just so you all know, you can always go back to previous book features to check to see who the winner is -- that's how you'll find out if you've won or not, and you can still enter if there's not a winner's name posted on the top and highlighted! I usually choose a winner for each book anywhere from 3-7 days after I post a feature!
Thanks for checking out the Fall Fab Giveaway – we’ve got TONS more books coming your way through mid-October and then. I'll be featuring 2-3 each week. At the end of ALL the individual books featured and given away, one or two lucky winners will win the WHOLE batch of the books.
If you’ve got particular questions on how the Giveaway works, check the ORIGINAL POST HERE, or feel free to email me! Thanks!
Good luck everyone! And I really enjoy your comments too!
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