Staci recommend that I read The Violets of March next. As with Blackberry Winter, I couldn't put The Violets of March down and finished it in a day.
In her twenties, Emily had it all, a best selling novel, a gorgeous husband and unlimited possibilities. Now, Emily has writer's block. Her marriage is ending and she feels limited by life. At the urging of her best friend and her aunt, Emily leaves New York and heads to Bainbridge Island (outside of Seattle, Washington) to heal. I've only been to Bainbridge a few times but Jio captures the feeling of the island perfectly. So beautiful, so relaxing with a force to help heal. Once Emily arrives at her Aunt Bee's house, she finds an old diary. Emily is immediately intrigued by the story of Esther, Elliot and Bobby. The diary is a mystery. Does the diary belong to Bee or one of her friends? How did it wind up in the room Emily is staying in?
I liked Emily. She was going through a hard time and trying to find her footing again. I really like Bee and her friend, Evelyn. I enjoyed the mystery of the diary. Jio is a wonderful writer and draws in the reader so quickly. Again, I was transfixed by Jio's storytelling.
I really enjoyed The Violets of March. I will be reading more of Jio's books! Others who shared their thoughts on The Violets of March: Life In The Thumb, Wandeca Reads, Bookfan, Peanut Butter Fingers (spoiler included), and Just A One Girl Revolution.