The Butterfly House
Roberta and Cynthia are destined to be best friends forever. When both your fathers are missing, you have a lot in common. Unable to cope with her alcoholic mother, Roberta finds Cynthia's house the perfec ...more
This book is also proof that you can have more than one mother...
This book is also proof that if you love someone, no matter what you go through or how mad they make you, you can find your way back to eachother. Forgiveness is imminent when you are soul mates. Ahh! Such a beautiful story!
A good read that I recommend to all those interested in dark dramas and character driven stories.
The Butterfly House follows Roberta (Bobbie) Lee living her life in the present day and flashing back to her childhood. Bobbie had a difficult upbringing having a alcoholic mother, a small shabby home and an absent father but she does have one best friend who brightens her days, Cynthia (Cincy) Jaines, she also has an absent father but her mother is fantastic and Bobbie warms to Lenora probably more than she should, both having a love of butterflies they work together on a pr ...more
Bobbie doesn't know her father, and she's being raised by an alcoholic mother who sometimes loves her, and sometimes doesn't. When they move to a new town, she meets Cincy and her mot ...more
I'm ambivalent about this book. It didn't impress me greatly, it didn't disappoint me greatly. I'm not sure that's a good thing, consideri ...more
Though enjoyable, th ...more
I am now done with this story and I stayed up till 3am to finish it. The author's words flow like silk, and I find that the drama was very believable. For those reviewers who don't believe that something like this can happen- well good on you-as you have been ...more
The relationships between the characters are complex and at times dysfunctional,just like real life! No perfect picture book 2.4 families here(haha!) I especially liked the relationship between Lenora and Bobbi and how it evolves and progresses(much like the butterflies) through the course of the novel. I enjoyed the factual parts about the butte ...more
However, once the story got going, I was more interested. I couldn't really relate to Roberta, the main character, and became slightly frustrated with her at times. I also felt like the book was lacking in some descriptions of the past. Roberta was in a mental health instituation ...more
The text is totally honest with no fluff and I liked that about this book. The characters were believable and you totally care about them. At one point in the story, Bobbie takes a train journey alone and instead of a cliche ridden account - such as muggers, men takin...more