The Sound of Violet is a heartfelt and sweet romance. Shawn and Violet are both well written and unique characters. I had a good feel for Shawn right away as he talked about his dreams to get married and went on a series of awkward dates. It was great to see Shawn portrayed as a regular person in society with a job and ambitions who just needed a little help with things. Violet's story as a victim of human trafficking was distressing. However, her ability to overcome, see the best in people and get the help she needed was inspiring. When their relationship begins, Violet and Shawn see each other as a solution to their problems, Shawn will have someone to help take care of him and Violet will have someone to help her get out of prostitution. Though unconventional, Shawn and Violet fight for each other to make their relationship work and be worthy in other people's eyes. I thought Shawn's relationship with his grandma was the most interesting, especially his connection to church. I felt like this set up some unrealistic expectations for Shawn. It was great to see Shawn's grandmother's opinions change as she watched Shawn grow. With a great pace, characters and heartwarming romance, The Sound of Violet is a great read.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.