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The Memory of Butterflies Audiobook

The Memory of Butterflies: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness - of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close.

Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek.

With the help of longtime friend Roger Westray, Hannah devotes her energies to building a new house on the site of the old family home, destroyed in a fire more than a decade ago. But Hannah's entire adult life has revolved around one very big secret. And her new beginning comes with unanticipated risks that will cost her far more than she could have imagined - perhaps more than she can survive.

When a confrontation forces Hannah to expose her secret, the truth may destroy her beloved daughter. Hannah is prepared to sacrifice everything to protect her family, but can their lives and their bond withstand the seismic shift that's coming?

©2017 Grace Greene (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • DD
    13/12/17
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    "Loved this book and narrator!!!"

    Wow it has been a long time since I've read any story so moving and well written. I want to cry for all Hannah went thru in her life but how real and resilient she was. This book reminds me of books by Catherine Ryan Hyde...thank you Grace Greene!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • NMwritergal
    Albuquerque, NM
    18/12/17
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    "Gets progressively more implausible"

    No spoilers: At first I was willing to go with the implausibility of what happened because the story was interesting and the author did do good job of convincing me that given the circumstances, Hannah could have made the choice she did. But then the story switches to “present day” when Ellen is now getting ready to graduate from high school. It was downhill from there as things got more and more ridiculous.

    The breaking point was Hannah’s confession. If I had been reading in print instead of listening, I suspect I would have read about 5% of that scene—the dialogue. What’s in between the dialogue are long and drawn out (and tedious) descriptions of Hannah’s feelings. The narrative drive is completely lost when after every piece of dialogue, there’s no answer to a question or further explanation but instead a huge chunk of description about Hannah and her mental or physical state.

    And it kind of continued that way for the rest of the book—mostly just stuck in Hannah’s head with her questions, guilt, and all her other feelings. I just wanted to get to the end of the book and see how it wrapped up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    12/02/18
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    "Grab the tissues"

    This is a wonderful story that is beautifully written. I listened to it in one day because I had to know what happened next.

    The narration is beautifully done and at times made me cry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    11/02/18
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    "The memory of butterflies"

    To slow it couldn't keep my interest so I did not Finnish Reading it .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlene Rose
    6/02/18
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    "I requested the audible copy and got the written."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I requested the audible version, and received the written version. I don't want to read it. I want, while I work in my sewing room.


    Has The Memory of Butterflies turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Can't listen to it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Can't hear it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Memory of Butterflies?

    Can't listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Can please return my money?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trisha
    2/02/18
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    "Exceptional "

    Awesome, awesome!!! Highly recommend this book. No way could I put it down once I started listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allison T. Madden
    New Jersey
    1/02/18
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    "horrible."

    this was painful to get through. Horribly boring. Don't waste your time! Incredibly boring. Wanted to give up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terri Jacobsen
    24/01/18
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    "Not a thinking person’s book"

    I’m struggling to think of even one thing I liked about this book. Sure, I finished it, but I kept hoping it would get better (it did not). (It’s hard to invest so much $$ in a book and then just drop it.) The performance was awful: vocal fry drove me crazy, and the dialogue was unrealistically melodramatic and painful. The story itself was trite and indulgent. Small-town life did not get its due, this was an impossible tale of a woman who gets no thanks for raising and loving a daughter no one else wanted. The whole thing left me angry, skeptical and unsatisfied. Definitely skip this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/01/18
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    "Heart warming"

    I could not stop listening to it. The author and narrate are both excellent. I look forward to reading more of her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    22/01/18
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    "Excellent!"

    Loved narrator and characters. Beautiful storyline, very well written. and draws you into the story. You must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • moniek
    18/12/17
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    "One of the best reads in a while "

    What a moving story made even better by how well written it is. This is my first book by this author and I will be reading more of her books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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