WoW [60]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams
Expected Publication: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Adult

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 Mad Men 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.

Why I Can’t Wait….
I became a huge fan of Beatriz Williams after reading her last book A Hundred Summers. She really got me in reading more historical fiction. I know this one won’t disappoint either, I know she will deliver! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Plus it comes out on my bday! Cool.
What are you waiting on? Please link me up to yours. I’d love to see your picks! 


  1. Okay, I loved the sixties and books about that era...and traveling back in time to meet characters from the past is one of my favorite things. Enjoy! And thanks for sharing...

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. Ohh this sounds really good. Great pick!

    my WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-things-you-kiss-goodbye/

  3. I loved A Hundred Summers and am excited to see that Williams has a new book coming out. Great pick!