Today's Wednesday Wonder features
The Flight of a Butterfly
by Rachel Ward
About The Flight of a Butterfly
Lucy Simpson just survived the worst day of her life. Rather than stick around to deal with the fallout of losing her accounting job and the betrayal of her longtime boyfriend, she makes a split-second decision to pull up roots and move to Hawaii.
She arrives with a suitcase, a reservation at a cheap hotel, and a whole lot of hope. Relieved to be an ocean away from her overbearing father, Lucy creates a list of experiences to help her explore what she really wants from life. Her new friends from the singles ward become her cheerleaders and help her cross items off the list one by one. As she does, she learns a little bit more about herself, about life and about love. But when a family emergency calls her home, will she be forced to choose between her old life and a new love?
My Book Review of The Flight of a Butterfly
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of self-discovery. Several things go really wrong, but Lucy soon figures out her problems began when she followed the path others had set up for her life which was not leading to her happiness. I enjoyed reading how she developed a new plan for her life and began to work it with the support of the friends she picked up along the way. The challenge came when a crisis called her back home. Would she return to what she had before, and would her perspective have changed?
I enjoyed the characters. They felt real. Some of the attitudes were so true to life all I could do was smile and shake my head.
This story had a sweet romance ... more than one, actually ... and it was interesting to read how it played out, especially with the quirks some of the characters needed to resolve. This is a must-read.
About Rachel Ward
Rachel grew up reading every book she could get her hands on and spending time with her cat. At least, that was the report in every annual Christmas letter. The humiliation was enough to spur her into action, and she began writing. And she never stopped. Rachel studied English at Brigham Young University-Idaho and then wrote and blogged in between the births of her six children. She currently lives in West Jordan with her family, and while she no longer has a cat, she still reads every book she can get her hands on.
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