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

From Amazon:

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 d├ętente. 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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21 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds so good!

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Great pick! Love the idea of the letters tying them together.

Thanks for sharing!

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Leydy @ OUAT said...

This is new to me, thanks for sharing.

Check our WOW

Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

Mary Chen said...

I LOVE her books! Can't wait to read this :)

My Wow:
http://www.buriedunderromance.com/2014/04/waiting-on-wednesday-23.html

Laura said...

Sounds good. Interesting eras to read about.
Laura@Through Raspberry Colored Glasses

ReviewsBy Molly said...

Your pick looks really good! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by.

BecAlora Walker said...

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!

Tina's Blog said...

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.

Cristina's Book Reviews said...

Ooooh...this sounds like a great book!!! :-)

Novels On The Run said...

I've not heard of this one. Thanks for sharing :D

Mich

Kimi Barra said...

Great choice! Thanks for sharing :)

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Brooke DelVecchio said...

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>

bermudaonion said...

I want that book too!

Katie Watkins said...

My first link up! Your choice looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Broche Fabian said...

Excited to be participating in this again, after a long absence. Love celebrating those books I have marked on my calendar.

Tressa S said...

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

Frishawn Rasheed said...

That sounds like a great book!

Georgia May said...

Sounds good! :)

Kbaby81 said...

Thanks for sharing!

Paij Slater said...

The cover of that book is awesome. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

Vangelina said...

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