The Day of the Butterfly Author:Norah Lofts Winner of the Georgette Heyer Award! When Daisy Holt is fired from her first job as a nursemaid, her fortune goes from bad to worse and she seems destined 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 spared Daisy from her imminent fate. Taught to become a dancer an... more »d not a prostitute, 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 it capricious 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's legions of fans.« less
A historical novel that is worth the read. It really gives insight into womans lives during that period. Nice light reading I would recommend. Great for the holiday season when you want to pick up a book, leave it for awhile and know where you left off when you have time to pick it up again.