The secret life of Violet Grant

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"Passion, redemption, and a battered old suitcase full of secrets: the New York Times-bestselling author of A Hundred Summers returns with another engrossing tale of lost love and female ambition that crosses generations. 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 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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series The Schuler Sisters Novels
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subject_facet Aunts -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Nieces -- Fiction
Romantic suspense fiction
Secrets -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
title_display The secret life of Violet Grant
title_full The Secret Life of Violet Grant
The secret life of Violet Grant / Beatriz Williams
The secret life of Violet Grant [electronic resource] / Beatriz Williams
The secret life of Violet Grant [text (large print)] / Beatriz Williams
title_short The secret life of Violet Grant
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Family life
Family secrets
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Nieces
Romance
Secrets
World War, 1914-1918