The Memory of Butterflies

  • by Grace Greene
  • Narrated by Brittany Pressley
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness - of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close.
Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek.
With the help of longtime friend Roger Westray, Hannah devotes her energies to building a new house on the site of the old family home, destroyed in a fire more than a decade ago. But Hannah's entire adult life has revolved around one very big secret. And her new beginning comes with unanticipated risks that will cost her far more than she could have imagined - perhaps more than she can survive.
When a confrontation forces Hannah to expose her secret, the truth may destroy her beloved daughter. Hannah is prepared to sacrifice everything to protect her family, but can their lives and their bond withstand the seismic shift that's coming?

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The Memory of Butterflies

Really enjoyed this book. The narrator was real to life and believable. I couldn't believe how she changed her voice to represent the characters.
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- dixiegirl

Hillbilly reasoning

Hannah was mental. I really think what every mental health issues her father had must have been genetic as Hannah suffer from them.
This whole family history is based on lies. Deep ridiculous lies that can not possible stay hidden for ever. Grandma started one that her husband co-sign then Hannah continues it and add the most damaging illegal continuation that Now effects others.
I did not like the author’s smoothing over and excuse of the illegal immoral acts committed by Hannah. Love and family is one thing kidnapping and hiding a death is another. Yes it was kidnapping when she did not report the child after she knew of the death of the grandfather.
The story did capture and hold my attention. It was interesting and kept me on the edge waiting for the jig is up moment as you knew it was coming.
I just don’t think Hannah was a good person who did wrong, I think she has mental issues and justified her bad decisions, starting with first Hannah .
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- Babbs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio