The Day of the Butterfly Author:Norah Lofts "A Historical Novel", when Daisy Holt is fired from her first job as a nursemaid, her fortune goes from bad to worse and she seems detined for a life in a London brothel. But fortune had not reckoned with a kindly madam with a shrewd eye for a good investment who spares Daisy from her imminent fate. Taught to become a dancer and not a prostitu... more »e, her talent enchants the wealthy patrons who find her pluckiness and rustic charm refreshing. Daisy's star is clearly in the ascendant.
But in this tale of early-nineteenth-century London, fate has only begun to have its carpicious and cruel way with Daisy's future. And, when her radiance attracts the eye of an artist obsessed with painting a portrait, Daisy experiences her first romance and the first of her sorrows as well.
A wonderful novel of a woman whose beautiful spirit and faith in the future will delight Norah Lofts' legions of fans.« less