I Believe In Butterflies
I truly have no words to express how utterly amazed and pleased I am with this novel entitled I Believe in Butterflies. This story has moved me to tears, made me think, and challenged me in ways I never would have guessed. Well written, captivating, and wholly remarkable are just a few of the praises I can attribute to this wonderful work of literary perfection. Written by Marian L. Thomas, Butterflies harkens back to memories that I had of growing up and having to deal with my own family and their many secrets. Ms. Thomas breaks down her incredible tale by giving us readers each leading lady’s point of view. The readers get to see what each woman was thinking about, their views on each of their own heartaches, and how they all intricately fit together in the end.
The whole book was filled with little pearls of wisdom, both massive witticisms and tiny gems that are often forgotten about. We understand that our past can hurt, but we tend to forget that it’s all behind us. It’s up to us whether or not we decide if we want to live anchored to the chains of our past or choose to only remember the good and wonderful parts of our memories. Ms. Thomas teaches us that, while we know that there is wisdom in old age, we forget that life needs to be lived, often with consequences difficult for the youth to understand. This book had the soul of a beloved grandmother’s stories, and the reader can recognize the wistfulness of wanting to turn back time, to get back some years, and to not have life be full of regrets. Ms. Thomas took me on the journey that these three women take, and I believe I am all the wiser for it. I could read the chaotic insecurities of my youth through Lorraine. In Honour’s words, I could see a life full of regrets. And in Emma Lee’s wisdom and brashness, I saw a mother who wanted to protect her child from the world. Ms. Thomas took me on a bittersweet journey of faith, hope, and love that endures in spite of all the barriers we put in its way. This novel is truly encouraging and heartfelt, and I felt the love through the pages. This book helped me to remember to believe and trust again. Let its wisdom speak to you. I highly recommend this to everyone.
|Author||Marian L. Thomas|
|Page Count||220 pages|
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