Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secret Life of Violet Grant

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams
Pub. Date: May 27, 2014



Goodreads says, "Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Mad Men world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family’s past, and the hushed-over crime passionnel of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history. Berlin, 1914. Violet Schuyler Grant endures her marriage to the philandering and decades-older scientist Dr. Walter Grant for one reason: for all his faults, he provides the necessary support to her liminal position as a young American female physicist in prewar Germany. The arrival of Dr. Grant’s magnetic former student at the beginning of Europe’s fateful summer interrupts this delicate détente. Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British Army, challenges Violet to escape her husband’s perverse hold, and as the world edges into war and Lionel’s shocking true motives become evident, Violet is tempted to take the ultimate step to set herself free and seek a life of her own conviction with a man whose cause is as audacious as her own. As the iridescent and fractured Vivian digs deeper into her aunt’s past and the mystery of her ultimate fate, Violet’s story of determination and desire unfolds, shedding light on the darkness of her years abroad . . . and teaching Vivian to reach forward with grace for the ambitious future––and the love––she wants most."
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams was one of my "Best Books of 2013" and my favorite beach read of 2013.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of her next book. It sounds like it will be just as good! What do you guys think?

13 comments:

  1. I think this sounds really good. I still haven't read A Hundred Summers but hope to get to it this spring.

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    1. Ohhh…you have to read A Hundred Summers, Christina! I think you'd love it. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Oh, wow! I just love the synopsis of this one - and I hadn't even heard of it before now! This is definitely going on my TBR. Thanks, Christina! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I'm glad you like the sound of it! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I'll definitely have to check out A Hundred Summers if it was on your "Best Of" list for 2013 Christina! I hope this one is equally good for you, that synopsis certainly has me intrigued:)

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    1. If you like historical fiction and a good beach read, then you'll love A Hundred Summers. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  4. I still have to read A Hundred Summers. I know you loved it and I have it on my Kindle, so I don't really have an excuse for why I haven't gotten to it yet. I hope you love this one just as much!

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    1. You definitely need to read it! I hope you can soon. :) Thanks for dropping by, Natalie!

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  5. this sounds really good! thank you for the heads up!!

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    1. Doesn't it? Sometimes all I need is a good historical fiction to get out of a reading slump. Thanks for visiting, Carrie.

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  6. Oh, I like the sound of this! Nice WOW choice :D

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