Apr 182018

The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene
Narrated by Brittany Pressley

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?

Oh my goodness was this book good! So many surprises and secrets that I couldn’t listen to it fast enough.

All of the characters were well written and I liked getting to know them. The story took one twist and then another and kept surprising me. I felt a lot of different emotions while listening to this book. Some parts were sad, some were touching, and some were shocking.

One of the twists in the book made it a whole lot more interesting than what I was expecting to happen, so I’m glad the author took it in that direction.

I liked the ending, but would love for the story to continue with a  book #2.

The book was narrated by Brittany Pressley who did an awesome job. I would like listening to more of her narrations, as well as more books by this author.

So glad I decided to get a copy of this book.

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  28 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene”

  1. This is a totally new author for me…it sounds lovely.

  2. Vicki, this sounds so good! I’m glad that you enjoyed it so much. I need to listen to more audiobooks!

  3. I’ve never listened to an audio book. I am going to have to check into it. This sounds so good!

  4. I’ve heard that narrator and liked her work. The book (especially the audio version) sounds outstanding.

  5. I have never listened to a book and don’t think I would like it much. I want a book in my hands so I can go back, stop, start, re-read, etc. But I’m just an old fogey so you’ll have to excuse that, I hope. I’m glad that you enjoyed this book!

  6. Thank you so much for the review and I’m delighted you enjoyed The Memory of Butterflies. Brittany Pressley did an absolutely fabulous job as narrator. In fact, having listened to some of her other work, I asked for her as narrator for this book and she surpassed all expectations.

    Grace Greene

  7. Glad you liked the book. I’m afraid listening to a book I would fall asleep so I prefer reading and holding a book. My wife loves audio books, she can concentrate and knit while listening. I would tend to just sit and listen thus fall asleep. 🙂

    • I listen a while in bed before going to sleep and always set the timer to turn it off in 30 min. or so because I usually fall asleep. The time makes it easy to go back to where you last remember listening.

  8. Going to add it to my audible wish list. Thanks for telling us about it!

  9. I like the title.

  10. The title stirred something up. Not sure what!

  11. When you wish for a book 2, then you know it’s good!

  12. Glad you enjoyed this one so much; sounds like a nice one.

  13. I like it when a book keeps giving me surprises. Sounds like good character development.

  14. One of the best books I’ve read this year!

  15. Sounds really good. Great review!

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