Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Violet Shadows


Violet Shadows by Melanie Rose is an e-book that I read for the color catagory of What's in A Name 2015.

It takes place during World War II.  Marie Severin is a member of the resistence whose real name is Violet. .She sews things for other people. A French gendarme invites to go on a picnic and later on in the book she saves his life.

Violet faints while they are escaping France and when she wakes up, Phillipe Gautier, the former gendarme, tells her that he told the hospital staff they were husband and wife.  She does not object.

I would have liked to know if they had really married but it is not important in the story.  Along the way, they rescue a dog that is skin and bones and call him Os which is a term for bone.  They all survive the war and return to France to see the lady who ran the boarding house where Marie/Violet had lived.  It was a very good book.