Color Me Butterfly: A Novel Inspired by One Family's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph
Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughtershaunted by a common specter of domestic abuseas they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive.
The last thing Eloise Bingham wanted was to leave the comforts of her South Carolina home and family. But at the end of World War II, the young wife follows her husband,
This book was well written and has great flow.
It was really hard for me to read because it hit home for me as it probably does for many women. Not that I was ever abused by a man, but I was raised by and around women who were. This book was given to me years ago by my mother. I wouldn't say that we are astranged but our relationship is far from what it should be.
As I was reading I found myself wondering if she gave it to me to help me understand ...more
Breaking this cycle of abuse is difficult to achieve as each generation of women suffer at the hands of drunken husbands.
I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend it to women of all ages. ...more
This book is about the cycle of domestic violence and how is spanned over 3 generations of women in the same family
Mattie never wanted to be like her mother but finds herself in the same situation. After a tragic accident occurs, Mattie realizes a change needs to happen and she has to ...more
The book is well written and is a fictional account of the family of ...more
This story relates to women of all races because we have all been in one of these battles with our relationships.
This story gives hope to me that my daughter willone day love me unconditionally and see that I'm not the bad guy. I love her dearly and endured more than I have shared due to shame and just wanting to forget. My life wasn't ...more
I didn't realize until part way through, though, that it was a true story of abuse experienced by several generations in the same family. At times, it was too difficult for me to read. Other times, I couldn't get enough. Definitely a great read for anyone looking for something more ...more
This book was so very disturbing, I couldn't sleep. Now that's saying something since I'm a Domestic Violence Victims Advocate. This story hurt my heart and resonated with so many other stories I have in my head.
I know it's hard for people to understand the cycles of abuse, but this story gives a gritty story of how things are handed down from generation to the next and finally one breaks the cycle.
I applaud the author for being so transparent and urge others to take a walk in Eloise, ...more
Her sophomore novel, A Life Apart ...more