Something unexpected changes the course of Jillian’s life.
After witnessing her sister’s murder, she’s been tormented by survivor’s guilt. Her desperate longing for a child compounds her grief, while endless fertility treatments weigh down her soul.
Just when hope seems beyond her grasp, her dream of motherhood comes true. All Jillian’s pain is washed away and joy fills her heart.
But when someone shows up threatening to take it all away, Jillian must chose between holding on to her newfound happiness or giving it all up for the sake of someone she loves.
📖 My Review...
Jillian and her husband Wyatt are desperate to start a family but despite fertility treatment they remain childless until a miracle happens which points them on a very different life path to the one they imagined. Deftly divided into two distinct sections we get involved not just with Jillian's emotional story but also with that of Keeley, a damaged young woman, who has had more than her fair share of heartache. The connection between these two strong female characters is as profound as it is compelling, both are very different women and yet their tenuous connection becomes obvious as this emotional story develops.
The sensitive topics of infertility, domestic abuse, survivor guilt and unresolved grief are handled compassionately in a beautifully written story which keeps the concept of family very much at the forefront of everything. However, it's not just about the family you were born into, but also about the family you create for yourself, and with the concept of motherhood, in all its many guises very much at the heart of the story, Remember the Butterfly is one of those deeply emotional stories which lingers in your mind long after the last page is turned.
Best read with... a bowl of Wyatt's gumbo and a loaf of fresh bread.
Rebecca L. Marsh is an award winning author of women's fiction and a member of the Paulding County Writer's Guild. She grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina and now lives in Dallas, Georgia with her husband and daughter.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family (cats and dog included), watching movies, and reading a good book. Rebecca occasionally makes home-made candy and works on her scrapbooks (she is woefully behind).
Rebecca is the author of four novels, When the Storm Ends, The Rift Between Us, Where Hope is Found, and Remember the Butterfly.
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