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Preview Review ofButterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

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Butterfly's Daughter
By Mary Alice Monroe
ARC generously given to me
by Galley Books.

Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila's grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly dies, Luz is inspired to take her grandmother's ashes home. In the manner of the Aztec myth of the goddess who brings light to the world, Luz attracts a collection of lost women, each seeking change in their lives. The Mexican people believe the monarchs are the spirits of the recently departed and Luz taps into ancient rituals and myths as she follows the spectacular, glittering river of orange monarchs in the sky to home.

I usually don't do a review on a book till I have read the book through its entirety.  But because Mary Alice Monroe is a local author, near Charleston. I had to sing out pr…

Sarah's Key - The Official Trailer HD

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Book Review: Pictures of You

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Pictures of You
By Caroline Leavitt

The story is about two women, April and Isabelle.  April is unhappily married to Charlie, with a young asthmatic child, named Sam.

Isabelle, married very young. She wanted to pursue a degree in photography.  But instead she works in a photography studio. Whats worse is Luke, her husband got a another woman pregnant.  Through all this Isabelle wants more from life, than this.

Both women are on a collision course. Both women are on a different path.  Their lives intersect on a foggy road.   Their lives, are on a collision course, literally.    April is killed, April's son Sam survives the accident.

The story is multi layered about all kinds of relationships.  Relationships of mothers, fathers, friends, acquaintances, lovers, and friendships.  It also raises the question about guilt and forgiveness.

The story was a fast read, what I would call a beach read.  It was a faced paced novel with lots of what if's and could have and would haves. It wa…

Donate Books to Our Military

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I have been wanting to send care packages to our military. I finally found my way of thanking our military. Everyone that knows me understands I enjoy sharing my adventure of reading. I would enjoy sharing my books, knowing it would go to a soldier, marine, air force, navy, coast guard that has some spare time to read.

I receive many books from publishers. What a nice way to send them, and pass them on to someone that would enjoy them. If you would also like to get involved, you may go to their website, book for soldiers.