Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle's Lake Union home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959.
Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor's fate, but little suspects that Penny's mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.
Praise for Blackberry Winter
“Sarah Jio's writing is exquisite and engrossing.” —Elin Hilderbrand, bestselling author of Silver Girl
“A Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2012 ... This novel will enchant Jio's fans and make them clamor for her next offering.” —Kirkus
"Terrific ... compelling ... An intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance, this book is hard to put down." —REAL SIMPLE
"Engaging ... enticing ... [A] fascinating exploration of love, loss, scandal, and redemption." —Publisher's Weekly
Praise for The Violets of March:
Library Journal Best of 2011: Core Fiction
“Feed the kids before you settle in with journalist Sarah Jio’s engrossing first novel, The Violets of March. This mystery-slash-love story will have you racing to the end—cries of ‘Mom, I’m hungry!’ be damned.” —Redbook
“A gem . . . True escape fiction that can take you away.” —WGBH-TV
Praise for The Bungalow
Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Official Selection 2012
“A heartfelt, engaging love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the War in the Pacific.” —Kristin Hannah, author of Home Front
“Unabashedly romantic . . . thanks to Jio’s deft handling of her plot and characters. Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this gentle historical love story.” —Library Journal
About the Author
Sarah Jio lives in Seattle with her husband, their three young children, and a golden retriever named Paisley.