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The Secret Life of Violet Grant

Beatriz Williams

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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen McInerney

Length:

14h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

33:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

38:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:56