The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
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This novel tells the alternating stories of Vivian in 1964 and Violet in 1914.  One morning, Vivian receives a strange parcel in the mail that leads her on a path to finding more about her family’s past and a mysterious aunt named Violet.

Violet is working in 1914 as a female physicist in prewar Germany under the watchful eye of Dr. Grant, whom she ends up marrying.  The summer that she meets Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British army, Violet’s life changes forever.

Vivian is working as a journalist in 1964 and begins researching more about Violet’s life for a newspaper article.  She learns some family secrets along the way.

I enjoyed this book.  I love books about family secrets, and I enjoy the format, the switching between the past and present.

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