The Secret Life of Violet Grant

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

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Williams conjures up another substantive beach read steeped in history and familial intrigue.... Readers will love wallowing in the twists and turns of this irresistibly luxurious tale. "Booklist"
"Passion, redemption, and a battered suitcase full of secrets: theNew York Times-bestselling author ofA Hundred Summersreturns with another engrossing tale."
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 theMadison Avenueworld 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 detente. 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."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 436 pages
  • 164 x 234 x 36mm | 649g
  • Putnam Adult
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0399162178
  • 9780399162176
  • 1,774,295

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Praise for THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT

"A riveting tale of murder and adultery." --"US Weekly"

"Another absorbing page-turner filled with romance and secrets.... Violet's narrative will captivate readers with its intrigue and the protagonist's struggles..." --"Library Journal"

"Williams conjures up another substantive beach read steeped in history and familial intrigue.... Readers will love wallowing in the twists and turns of this irresistibly luxurious tale." --"Booklist"
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About Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williamslives with her husband and children in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the author of"A Hundred Summers"and"Overseas.""
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28,132 ratings
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4 45% (12,563)
3 18% (5,168)
2 4% (1,068)
1 1% (365)
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