Title: Chasing the Butterfly
Author: Jayme Mansfield
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
One never knows exactly what lies within the pages of fiction, especially when coming to a new author. For me, Chasing the Butterfly blossoms in a deeply moving tale that will captivate the hearts of readers when slipping into the past in France. The author uses flashback along with varying points of view within a small circle of characters, basically one family. Ella is a talented artist who grows up with both parents and three brothers. The father returns to France to take over the winery that has been in the family for generations.
With many twists and turns in the plot, the audience will not be able to put down the book until the conclusion. Each character compels the reader to an emotional reaction and consideration of finding worth in God and God alone. Due to the war and brokenness in characters for different reasons, time seems to take on new meaning, enhancing the climactic ending that was anticipated with each turn of the page.
The tale revolves around one family in France before, during and after WWII. I really enjoyed the novel and highly recommend reading it and sharing it with others who love reading. If you know nonreaders, this may just be the work of fiction to draw them into books. I cannot wait to see what comes forth from the pen of Jayme Mansfield, and I hope it is soon!
My rating is 5+ stars.
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