The Butterfly Garden Author:Annette Blair In 1883 Walnut Creek, Ohio, partially ostracized midwife Sara Lapp rushes to help Abby Zuckerman give birth for the fourth time in four years. However, Abby's spouse Mad Adam refuses to allow her to see his wife. Instead he tells her to take his four daughters with her. Adam believes that his children would be better off with Sara, who agrees to... more » temporarily watch the children once she learns that Abby died birthing their fourth daughter.
A few weeks later, Adam falls hurting himself. Sara and his four children move in to nurse him over his protestations. Adam fears that he will hurt his daughters just like his father abused him. As he begins to meet his children and become acquainted with Sara, he falls in love with the five females who have disrupted his life. When Bishop Weaver insists they marry, Adam wonders if Sara could learn to love him, which has already happened now that she knows he is not mad or a beast as he cherishes his children.« less
The year is 1883 in Ohio a midwife trys to help one of her friends in the town who is about to deliver but get told to take the children. Then a accident puts the childrens father and her together and to avoid scandal the bishop insist they need to marry.