I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans
Published by Headline Review on May 19, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
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What magic is this?
You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.
They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder ... and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear.
This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last.
Harriet Evans. She brings you home.
Two things happen when you are a Parr girl: when you are ten, you are told about your future role.
The second thing that a Parr girl at some point must learn is harder to tell of.
It is a dark work indeed, the business of this house, hidden from the world.
I actually read The Butterfly Summer last November, so I have been slapped myself a little bit over the fact that I didn’t post my review sooner.
This is gorgeous book. And so many family secrets and hidden mystery, it is full of intrigue as you try to figure out how the two story’s are linked and the significance of The Butterfly Summer.
The book is split into two storylines. The first focuses on the present, on Nina, the other focuses on a mysterious Parr woman, Teddy who slowly reveals the secrets of the Keepsake and what it means to be part of the Parr family.
For me it was the ending of this book that stood out. I’ve never really felt as excited, happy and a little relieved. The ending felt like coming home.
I’m also quite excited to reread this book. Something that I never really say. Because having read this book once, the second reading will have such a different meaning. Not just nostalgia.
Haunting and poignant this is book will lead you on a trail to find out the Parr family secret.