This is a guest post from our book club hostess, Mari …

Last summer, by pure coincidence, my family moved the same day Erin’s family moved to New York. Even though our paths don’t cross in real life I found comfort knowing someone else was going through something similar. I remember July passing by in a flash, spending every minute unpacking and get settled (thriving on order… this couldn’t happen fast enough for me).

This summer I’m determined will find time to unwind and relax, taking in all that summer has to offer on the east coast. With fairs to attend almost every weekend, fun runs, parades… summer will be a new experience (so different than in the Midwest). I hope everyone finds time to unwind this summer, taking time to read on the deck, enjoying an upcoming road trip, baseball, time at the cabin, the choices are many.

Our July book selection was just released and I’m thrilled to say it’s getting great reviews!

We have several copies to give away to Manic Mommies listeners and book clubbers. The book discussion is scheduled for July 20th (8PM EST).

Just in case life gets in the way and you can’t make the call, we do record the book discussions so you can catch up and hear author insights at your convenience (Book Club Archives).

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

To enter this month’s giveaway, send an e-mail (comments are not considered entries) to mari.partyka@gmail.com. Put ‘Violets of March’ in the subject line.

Please include your shipping address in the body of your message.

Winners will be selected at random on Monday evening, June 13th

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9 Responses to July Book Club: The Violets of March

  1. Cathy Shapley says:

    sounds very intriguing, will buy it if I don’t win it!

  2. Rhonda mckeever says:

    I sent an email to enter and it said invalid email address, and I copy and pasted. What did I do wrong?

  3. Angela Harrison says:

    I would love to read that book.

  4. Lainie says:

    I would absolutely love to be a part of the group. Count me highly interested. Thanks!!

  5. Irene Yeates says:

    On my TBR wishlist! Would love to win/read/participate!! Thank you.

  6. Theresa Schimmels says:

    Pick me! Hugs Mari!!

  7. Lisa says:

    I’m going on a 3 week road trip with the family and sure could use a NEW book for endless hours of driving.

  8. Shirley says:

    I’ve read so much good about The Violets of March and would love the opportunity to join in with a copy for July!!

  9. Aileen says:

    I know I am past the selection date, but just in case you haven’t picked yet, I would love to read this!