New featued title on Fiction Readers Online Book Group – WITH VIOLETS

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Fiction Readers has a new Reading Group Pick!  Thanks to all who participated in the Fiction Readers Online Book Club and reviewed A Silent Ocean Away.  We really appreciate people taking the time to read and write reviews about our picks.  Now we have another chance for you to connect with Avon A fiction authors and learn about their new book releases. Plus we have a SURPRISE giveaway for a few lucky winners this month – read on to find out more!

**Fiction Reader's Pick and Giveaway for December**


WITH VIOLETS by Elizabeth Robards

Attention historical fiction fans-this one if for you! This story is based on the real-life 19th century woman Berthe Morisot, an impressionist painter who went largely unrecognized during her lifetime. Only years and years later did her beautiful paintings receive the recognition they deserve, and now her story is finally been told and recreated in WITH VIOLETS. This is a great book to consider for your book club!

Berthe Morisot is passionate, beautiful, and utterly devoted to her life as a painter. She finds herself fascinated by Édouard Manet, her mentor, her teacher…and ultimately, her lover.

For a headstrong young woman from a respectable family, an affair with such an intoxicating scoundrel can only spell heartbreak and ruin. But Berthe refuses to resign herself to the life of quiet submission that Society has dictated for her. Undiscouraged, she will create her own destiny…and confront life-and love-on her own terms.


The Fiction Readers group has 30 copies of With Violetsto provide to members for reviews.

*PLUS* – Ten of the 30 members chosen to review With Violets will also receive an Advanced Readers Edition of a book that won't be available for months!  We hope you will offer comments and reviews for these SURPRISE titles to fellow Gather members and help us spread the word about a great book soon to come.

For a chance to receive a free book to write a review, please send a request to Fiction Readers Moderator with the book title in the subject line and your mailing address in the body of the message. Requests must be submitted by December 12th. Books can only be mailed within the United States.

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