This week's fiction pick is Violette Between. My understanding is that this is the second book that Alison Strobel has had published. Her first book is called Worlds Collide.
Violette Between is a uniquely written novel about love between a couple whose previous spouses have both died. The difficulty of letting go plays an important part. I enjoyed the contrast between Violette, a passionate artist, and Christian, a psychologist. Alison Strobel used an interesting blend of first person flashbacks for much of Violette's story and third person present time for Christian's. It was a device I hadn't seen before and it was effective. The outcome of the story was sufficiently in doubt throughout the novel--not a classic romance at all.
If you think you would enjoy a uniquely literary novel of love, give Violette Between a try! Alison Strobel is a member of our Blog Alliance and as such I'd like to offer her personal congrats on this great book.