30 April 2011

Review: The Violets of March

Wisdom: "And besides, fate has a way of bringing you back when it's time to come back."

2¢ Worth: Slightly broken and ready-for-repair Emily finds a diary (from 1943) on the second day of her visit to her great-aunt's beach house in Washington. While the story is definitely laced with romance, it was the mystery of it all that really sucked me in. Trying to figure out who was lying and why, propelled me to finish this book in one sitting. Lets just say Emily unearths a great twisted family history full of lies, lost love, unspoken truths, and unrequited love. Told in first person, with Emily periodically reading the diary entries, The Violets of March is a 4-star story best suited for those that appreciate dramatic love with their mysteries.

Whippersnappers: Infidelity, child abandonment, promiscuity, and death.

Whine: One hotheaded character made me wish I could reach into the book and slap her. But don't let that hold you back. This read is worth it.

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27 comments :

  1. Drama and intrigue! You mentioned a diary... so I presume that the story happened in the past, retold or reread by Emily... are the characters involved in the drama and intrigue still alive? or all dead and gone?

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  2. It is wonderful when a book is so delicious that you choose not to put it down. I love a good family drama so will be sure to make a note of this one. Many thanks :)

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  3. Infidelity, child abandonment, promiscuity, and death? Wow, that's pretty heavy!

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  4. Cherry: Emily definitely goes through her own drama, but the bulk of the drama, intrigue, and mystery come from the past. Great question!

    Mel: O than you would love this!

    Nina: It is but it isn't. It's all tastefully done.

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  5. I've got this one sitting on my bedside table. I'll get to it soon, but enjoyed your 2 cents!

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  6. It sounds like such an amazing book! I can't wait to get my hands on it - I've been hearing such great things about it.

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  7. Sounds like a great romance and mystery wrapped into one. I'd like it

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  8. This sounds like a great read! I've been hearing so much about it, but I'm not too sure yet.

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  9. LOL...I understand what you Juju but agree...DEFINITELY worth the read. ^_^

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  10. I have this one on the way. I'm even more excited now. Great review as always :)

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  11. Since the first time you posted about it, this book has intrigued me. Hope I can get to during the summer!

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  12. I think I'd enjoy this one for the mystery part of it. I really like reading these posts. They really cut to the chase.

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  13. I love that you loved the book despite a stupid character - that's the sign of a great book. Fab wee review :)

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  14. May I just say how much I adore this cover? Beautiful! I love a WWII story so the fact that this centers around a WWII period diary intrigues me!

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  15. I want to read this!! Sounds so good!

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  16. Hmmm...this one sounds rather interesting! :)

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  17. Hmmm... sounds pretty good.

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  18. I've starred this one because it's one I really want to read.

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  19. I really enjoyed it, too, and found it difficult to stop reading once I'd begun! It does include some very heavy themes, but that didn't stop it being an engaging book. Great review!

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  20. I actually like it when a character gets my riled up like that! To me it's a sign of a well written book.

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  21. Mystery and romance? Sounds like my cup of tea. Thanks!

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  22. Harrumph. I could have sworn I commented on this post. Oh well, hee hee. I love how you put your review. SO mysterious!

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  23. Oh...I loved loved this book! I thought Esther was a little knee-jerky too, but I loved the feel the story...:)

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  24. Alright, if it has more mystery than romance, color me intrigued. :)

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  25. This sounds like a fab read. Great review, Juju!

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  26. Now that I've finally written my review for this one I can read yours! Love it by the way! I absolutely adored this book and the way it stays with you after you're done. I was simply a wonderful read and I'm so so glad you enjoyed it!

    Oh...and I totally get you on the annoying character! I really wanted to do the very same thing. So frustrating! ;o)

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  27. All: Thank you ladies for commenting!

    Kay: Why thank you!

    Misha & Aths: It is! I think it would be perfect for you.

    Blod: Exactly!

    GMR: *smile & wink*

    Alexis: Yay!

    Renee Ann: *fingers crossed* for you

    Gina Precious & Heather Zundel: You're like me. The mystery always sells me. & Thank you!

    Melissa & Bermuda: So so very true!

    Renee: Me too!

    Meg: OMG right? Perfectly put.

    Georgia Girls: *high five*

    Tipsy: Thanks for coming back sugar.

    Tina: *high five*

    Danielle Angel: So true! It does stay with you. Thanks for coming back by!

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