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The Butterfly House
The Butterfly House
Author: Marcia Preston
In clear, luminous prose Marcia Preston brings readers the story of three women, connected by friendship, family secrets and a single moment that binds them together forever. — As a child, Bobbie Lee found refuge from her lonely life at her best friend's house. Rockhaven was a place of magic, colored by the butterflies that Cincy Jaines's mother,...  more
ISBN-13: 9780778322177
ISBN-10: 0778322173
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 320
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3.8 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I just didn't care for this book. The story flowed decent enough but the subject matter may leave a bad taste in your mouth. If it's any consolation, I did enjoy learning more about a butterfly life cycle... Overall this book left me more angry at the end than anything else.
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The story of a young girl growing up with an alchoholic mother. She finds friendship and love in another single parent family.
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I was moved by this book right away. I didnt find the subject matter to be distasteful, Subject matter? It was about a lost girl, Bobbie Lee, aka Roberta, being raised by her alcoholic mother. Her best friend, since 2nd grade, Cynthia, aks Cincy. No not CINDY but Cincy, is a true friend, and takes her home often. Bobbie Lee finds a true mother in Cindy's Mom Lenora. The common bond these girls share is that they are fatherless. Once the girls hit High school they start to drift apart.

The book starts in the present day, and does flash backs to the 70s and 80s, and the milestones, and then tragedy in their lives.

There are some surprise twists and turns. You will enjoy them.

I really didnt learn anything about butterflies and their life cycles, except that they are marvelous, and majestic.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and also hard to put down. It held my interest right through to the end.
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Bobbie, Cincy, and Lenora make up their own, disfunctional but loving family. Lenora is a scientist who is thrilled to share her love of butterflies with Bobbie, her daughters best friend. However, this attention causes a rift between the friends, leaving one of the group in prison.

This story is a well written journey of healing done with past/present reflection that finally leads to a surprising end. I read it straight through, just couldn't quite put it down.

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