Author: Lucinda Riley
Publication Date: 23 April 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
Lucinda Riley is the No. 1 bestselling author of The Seven Sisters series and her latest release is the standalone story The Butterfly Room.
This book is impressive, I have to say. The cover is a gorgeous image of blue butterflies and greenery through an ornate window. Also impressive is the sheer size of this multi-generational story, coming in at over 600 pages.
The Butterfly Room is told over multiple timelines and explores the life of Posy Montague and her beloved family home Admiral House. Posy is approaching seventy and she knows that regardless of the lifetime of memories and the exquisite garden she’s created that the time is coming that she’ll have to sell, the old house is starting to come down around her.
As Posy struggles with her own sons she is faced with a blast from the past when her first love Freddie reappears, fifty years after abandoning her with a broken heart. She will soon discover that there are devastating secrets to be revealed.
A story of betrayal, loss, family, secrets and second chances The Butterfly Room looks like an engaging saga to sink your teeth into.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonising decision. Despite the memories the house holds, and the exquisite garden she has spent twenty-five years creating, the house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it.
Then a face appears from the past – Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken fifty years ago. Already struggling to cope with her son Sam’s inept business dealings, and the sudden reappearance of her younger son Nick after ten years in Australia, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie’s renewed affection. And unbeknown to Posy, Freddie – and Admiral House – have a devastating secret to reveal . . .
The Butterfly Room is available now through Pan Macmillan and where all good books are sold.
I can’t wait to read what our members thought of this one.