Remember The Butterfly by Rebecca L. Marsh
Something unexpected changes the course of Jillian’s life.
After witnessing her sister’s murder, she’s been tormented by survivor’s guilt.
Her desperate longing for a child compounds her grief, while endless fertility treatments weigh down her soul.
Just when hope seems beyond her grasp, her dream of motherhood comes true.
All Jillian’s pain is washed away and joy fills her heart.
But when someone shows up threatening to take it all away, Jillian must chose between holding on to her newfound happiness or giving it all up for the sake of someone she loves.
What was it all about
Two mothers and one child. And bucketloads of love, sacrifice, laughter, tears.
Remember The Butterfly by author Rebecca L. Marsh was a beautiful tale that exemplified how powerful a mother’s heart was and the capacity it had to sacrifice for her child at the cost of herself.
How it made me feel
Absolutely emotional. Told in dual points of view, my heart tore in two on hearing what both these mothers went through.
Empathy. The author described each one’s life in delicate details that I could feel pain at ebbs and flows of their journey. I stood at the edge of the cliff wondering how the book would end.
Tears. I didn’t expect the waves of it as I didn’t think I had it in me to do what the mother ultimately did.
The writing. The words chosen were painstakingly thorough that it encapsulated each mother’s life in a rounded manner without judgment.
The constant pendulum. I fell in love with both the characters as they carefully unfurled their lives to me.
The facts of life that surrounded us death of a child, grief, family, a tinge of paranormal, infertility, motherhood, domestic violence, depression, fear, apathy were explored by the author in sensitive manner that I couldn’t help but fall in love.
With so many facets of life being shown, the author managed to weave the twin feelings of love and hope within the tapestry of family. The effort that it took to keep the emotions balanced was commendable.
The blurb spoke only about Jillian, but the story furthered ahead only because of Keeley. Though I wished she had taken better decisions, I couldn’t fault them barring one. I didn’t know why she took the one crucial decision that she did to bring about the story.
My heart belonged to Keeley since abuse was not unknown to me. I wished I got to know more about her as a woman. I wanted more pages of her life after she took her decision. I ended up crying for her as I felt she ended up with nothing other than pain. It didn’t feel fair to me.
I can’t have children, I do feel the same pain. But to see one person feel life was only about kids and nothing else, didn’t touch my heart to that extent.
Don’t get me wrong, the book had everything done right. These were just my life experiences coloring it.
A book that would squeeze all the emotions in your heart, this was one beautiful read.
Publication Date: February 2022
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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