Wednesday, April 2, 2014
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Secret Life of Violet Grant
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Secret Life of Violet Grant
By Beatriz Williams
Publication Date: May 27
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 Madison Avenue 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.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Sounds so good!
Great pick! Love the idea of the letters tying them together.
Thanks for sharing!
This is new to me, thanks for sharing.
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Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings
Sounds good. Interesting eras to read about.
Laura@Through Raspberry Colored Glasses
Your pick looks really good! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by.
Can this be my new WOW because I absolutely want to read it. It's going onto my list of MUST HAVE/READ/
Check out my WOW?
Rebecca @ Vicariously!
I just finished The Secret Life of Violet Grant over the weekend; I have an ARC of it. I really enjoyed it, and there was a little twist I wasn't expecting at all.
Ooooh...this sounds like a great book!!! :-)
I've not heard of this one. Thanks for sharing :D
Great choice! Thanks for sharing :)
Haven't heard of this one! Hope you enjoy it! My <a href="http://www.thecovercontessa.com/2014/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html>WOW</a>
I want that book too!
My first link up! Your choice looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!
Excited to be participating in this again, after a long absence. Love celebrating those books I have marked on my calendar.
That sounds really interesting. It makes me wonder why an American would choose to stay and not go back to the US and what the outcome was.
Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings
That sounds like a great book!
Sounds good! :)
The cover of that book is awesome. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)
this was my WOW for last week writing up another one now http://painfulreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html
Vangelina @ Painful Reads
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