Top positive review
Very Well written, family secrets, family devotion, and devastating fallout for all involved when certain truths becomes known!
September 5, 2017
The Memory of Butterflies by author Grace Green is one of the best books of this year! The pages are filled with family secrets, family devotion, and the devastating fallout for all involved when certain truths becomes known.
Hannah’s grandparents raised her after the deaths of her parents when she was a child. So, Hannah postpones going to college in order to care for her aging grandmother. Although Hannah is mostly isolated from friends, she is invited to attend a party with people she knew from school. This will begin a chapter in Hannah’s life for which she is unprepared.
I do not want to post spoilers, so I will summarize this review by saying the events in Hannah’s life are heartbreaking and the more she tries to cope with the disappointments, the more entangled her truths are intertwined with her lies. Hannah gives her whole life as a caregiver to her grandmother and then to her child, but it is not enough to stop the coming storm of unraveling truths which could destroy her relationship with her daughter. Is it acceptable to lie if the reason is justified and seems to be the best course of action for those you love? A very good story with so many twists!