The Memory of Butterflies

The Memory of Butterflies Review

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?

Title:The Memory of Butterflies

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  • Susan Peterson

    The Memory of Butterflies is a beautiful, heartfelt, poignant book that left me in tears at the end. I was emotionally invested in this book from the very first page. Hannah is a single mom, trying to...

  • Christine Nolfi

    Brimming with heart-rending choices, The Memory of Butterflies celebrates the unshakeable bonds of parental devotion in an uplifting tale of love’s ability to heal the deepest wounds and silence the...

  • Deborah Blanchard

    As I sit here unable to breathe and with tears running down my face, I hope that I can give this book the review that it deserves. This is a story about love, loss, lies and truth, but also so much mo...

  • Shalini

    One lie told to oneself and proven to the world again by lies, can be like a rolling stone which keeps on getting bigger and bigger till it destroys everyone in its path… That’s the basic story li...

  • Barb

    Secrets have a way of coming out--and the longer you keep them, the deeper the repercussions. As Hannah prepares to send her daughter Ellen off to college, she begins rebuilding her childhood home, op...

  • RoseMary Achey

    An entertaining read but not a book I would recommend to a serious reader. This novel dealt with a couple weighty topics-SIDS and an abandoned baby but the writing was somewhat improbable. I continual...

  • Carol

    Powerful thought provoking and emotional story!! Many issues ran throughout the story, suchas: loss and grieving, secrets, deceit, choices.family issues, fear to love, forgiveness, lies,friendship, p...

  • Teresa

    This book started out great and grabbed me immediately. However, it didn’t continue to keep me interested I’m sorry to say. I know I’m in the minority here with my 3 Star review.It was a very sl...

  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)

    I was given a free digital copy of this book from Netgalley and AmazonPub for an honest review. This is a book about love and family. The main characters in the book are Gran, Hannah, and Ellen. The s...

  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)

    Hannah Cooper's life has been one big lie. But we all know what happens with lies....they seem to roll into one giant ball that doesnt stop until the lie comes out into the open. Hannah has had many l...