Thursday, June 24, 2021



When Erin looses the man she loves, she leaves London and goes to Cornwall where she takes a job at Hookes End.  Maggie owns the house, is very frail, and has been living a very reclusive life.  She keeps to herself, and is a butterfly enthusiast.  Erin and Maggie quickly become friends, and as they are trading stories of their past, they soon realize the reason they met, to help each other get over past hurts.  Maggie’s son Lucas ran away many years ago after Maggie blamed him for the death of his sister.  Maggie is desperate to see Lucas.  Erin, wants to give Maggie the peace that she deserves, and so she leaves Cornwall and travels to Costa Rica to see if she can find Lucas.  Erin is such a peacemaker, and makes it her mission to help Maggie and Lucas heal as a family.  

The plot twists and turns will keep you flipping through the pages at a rapid pace.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story, the well developed characters and the vivid details of Cornwall and Costa Rica.  I loved learning new facts about butterflies.  What a wonderfully written story, this book hits all the emotions and definitely pulls at the heartstrings in a massive way.  

Thank you Sophie Anderson for such a wonderful story.  This story had all the feels of love, family, friendship, family secrets and forgiveness.  I highly recommend this book.



Rating: 4 out of 4.
Author:  Sophie Anderson
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: June 21, 2021 
Pages: 311 
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I blamed my son for the death of my daughter…

When twenty-five-year-old Erin loses the man she loves, she flees London for Cornwall and takes a job at Hookes End, a huge house clinging precariously to the Cornish cliffs. The owner, frail reclusive novelist and butterfly enthusiast Maggie, has kept the curtains of her dusty house drawn for many years. But as she and Erin spend evenings together by the fireside, sharing stories of the past, Erin feels her shattered heart begin to heal. In return, Erin agrees to help Maggie find her long lost family before it is too late.

Years ago, Maggie’s son Lucas ran away to the other side of the world after the death of her daughter ripped the family apart. Maggie is desperate to see Lucas again – there is something she needs him to know.

Erin wants to help Maggie find peace so she vows to track down her lost son. But when at last she finds Lucas, in a far- away place of searing heat and pearly sands, it becomes clear that he is hiding something too.

As Erin grows closer to Lucas and unravels the webs of deceit entangling mother and son, she learns about the terrible tragedy that changed their lives forever: the night when a little girl in a fairy nightdress went missing. But with Maggie’s time fast running out, is it too late for them to find the forgiveness they need to move on?


Sophie Anderson enjoyed a career in TV production in London before working with her husband to set up an online software business where she wrote the marketing content. But neither scratched that creative itch to tell a story, so she enrolled on a writing course and wrote her first novel The Butterfly Garden. She lives in Sussex with her husband, four children, a cocker spaniel and two cats.

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