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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book Review - The House on Butterfly Way by Elizabeth Bevarly / Mother's Day Recommendation

I admit fully to have "cover love" for this book! But I was delighted to find that the story inside the cover is just as wonderful as the cover is!

About The Book:

Once upon a time, in Manitou Hills, there was a home so radiant and vivacious it was christened with its own name: Fleurissant. Now it's in ruins, forgotten and neglected-except by a woman who sees her own life reflected in the broken windows of that house on Butterfly Way.

As a child, from afar, Eugenie Dashner loved Fleurissant and the elegant, youthful fantasies it provided. Now, with a failed marriage behind her, a troubled son at her side, and a contentious and bitter mother to care for, Eugenie returns to the Louisville neighborhood of Manitou Hills to fulfill a dream: buy and renovate the house that once meant so much to her, and maybe, in the process, rebuild her own life.

Day by day, as the house reveals more and more of its forgotten beauty, Eugenie sees her dream come to fruition-especially when the attentions of two men help to reawaken in her feelings of romance and passion she thought were gone forever. As she navigates her rediscovered emotions, Eugenie comes to realize that there is no such thing as irreparable damage-not in herself, not in the house on Butterfly Way, and not in the family who now calls it home.

I was absolutely charmed by this story. This is my first Elizabeth Bevarly novel, and I'm not quite sure why I haven't read her work before, but I can tell you - after this book, I will be on the lookout for more of her books.

In "The House on Butterfly Way," Bevarly presents a cast of characters that are lively, witty, and above all, real. These are people that could be your next-door neighbors, your best friends, and even, in some cases, you yourself!  This story of a multi-generational family trying to learn how to live together again is lovely, and the romantic side of the story is gentle and sweet.

This is absolutely a book that moms of every age will relate to and enjoy immensely!  I highly recommend it for Mother's Day or any other day of the year!  It's that good!

About the Author:

Elizabeth Bevarly is a USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty books. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA Award, has won the coveted National Readers' Choice Award, and has been honored with two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been translated into two dozen languages and published in three dozen countries, and there are more than ten million copies in print worldwide. She lives outside of Louisville, Kentucky, with her family. Visit her website at www.elizabethbevarly.com.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow!! the house is gorgeous!!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

I want that house! The story has a subplot around the renovation of the house, and they have such fun fixing it up!