Frances R. Schmidt

Forever Violet will be released nationally and worldwide on December 4, 2023.

We are happy to share three of our pre-release reviews.

What People Are Saying

“Just finished the book. I loved it. Such a relatable story with all of life’s struggles and triumphs. Violet took center stage. Her life is instructive for all of us.”-Marty F.

” ‘Forever Violet’ is such an inspirational story! I was most impressed by Violet’s remarkable resilience.  I am in awe of her. With all her ups and downs, challenges and heartache, she continued to follow her dreams. A truly heartfelt lesson of adversity and hope. I will be passing this brilliantly written novel along for family and friends to enjoy!” – Elaine C.

“Be All You Can Be” is the motto of the U.S. Army, and the dream of a young girl named Violet. She is no shrinking violet! Violet is full of desire, perseverance  and, perhaps more importantly, filled with great self-worth. All these traits take her from street urchin to successful author. Her journey is filled with many fortuitous events, along with several hard knocks. Life is not fair!  But, it’s one’s response to various circumstances that builds character and sustains one through the bumps of the journey of our life. Not a self-help book, yet the story reminds us the American Dream still exists for those who dream, create, and work hard toward a goal they have set for themselves. Truly a lovely read from beginning to end!”  – Theresa W.


Frances R. Schmidt

Jim A. Costa

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