“Powerful….brilliantly written… Czepiel affords readers a finely tuned study in human endurance. An excellent debut.”
Kirkus Review (starred review)

“ As a writer I say, ‘Kudos to Kathy Leonard Czepiel.’ As a reader I say, ‘More!”
— Sally Gunning, author of The Rebellion of Jane Clark

“Fully imagined and a beautifully written book, the transport complete and unforgettable. It’s a wonderful debut.”
—Robert Olmstead, author of The Coldest Night

“Illuminates the sometimes heartbreaking choices women can face as they struggle to preserve their families, their marriages, their very sense of self. A Violet Season kept me up half the night.”
—Lauren Belfer, author of A Fierce Radiance

“A moving and detailed look at the hopes and hardships women faced at the turn of the last century….Czepiel’s narrative is hopeful, painful and empowering. Rich in historical detail.”
—Taylor Polites, author of The Rebel Wife