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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (930 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Preston Narrator: Alyson Silverman Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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One tragic night, Bobbie Lee's life unraveled in a single moment. But what if her perception of the past is based on a lie?

As a child, Bobbie Lee found refuge from her lonely life at her best friend's house. Rockhaven was a place of magic, colored by the butterflies that Cincy Jaines' mother, Lenora, studied. Here Bobbie found the mothering she longed for and a friend with whom to share her secrets. Her friendship with Cincy and Lenora was the compass by which she navigated the changes of adolescence. But when the tangled intimacies between them began to unravel, Rockhaven became a place of unspeakable tragedy.

Now, a decade later, the long shadows of that night continue to haunt Bobbie, despite her attempts to hide from the past. And when a stranger with ties to Lenora and Cincy arrives at her doorstep, she is forced to confront the memories she has tried to avoid. And as the dark secret at the heart of the tragedy slowly emerges, Bobbie begins to discover a future of possibilities.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandimatz Matz | 2/18/2014

    " Enjoyed it but I read it right after I finished Breaking Dawn so there was no book that I was going to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/17/2014

    " Amazing! The ending surprised me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raeann Gordon | 1/27/2014

    " I enjoyed this book! A book about true friendship and loyalty and the ending was not what I expected! Really liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 georgia L | 1/26/2014

    " original, very moving and very sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 1/23/2014

    " I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. Read it if you know what's good for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 1/15/2014

    " Loved this book. Would probably give it 4.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 1/4/2014

    " Great read but very sad. Switches back and forth between the main character's tragic childhood and her as an adult struggling to recover from all that occurred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee Tidwell | 12/14/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me. I thought it flowed well and was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelle | 12/13/2013

    " Really about 3.5 stars. I love nature and love being outside but the scientific nature terms took over in a lot of places in this book. I do not care about the true name of the monarch butterfly. On the other hand, the story that develops between this information is pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dina Rosenthal | 12/1/2013

    " It was well written, a little too drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynne Betz | 11/27/2013

    " Great story, characters, writing...touched my heart and mind...spurred conversations and new thoughts...and when I read the last line I felt as if I was leaving the theatre after an incredible movie. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/18/2013

    " Another "best read" for 2010! Couldn't put it down and was suspenseful until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/4/2013

    " I almost stopped reading this book. It took so long to get into it. Once I did, I ended up enjoying the read and was glad I didn't give up on it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirdi Shankar | 9/29/2013

    " Not the best book I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cheryl | 9/9/2013

    " Enjoyable but didn't stand out for me. Easy, quick read. Raised a bit of thought about how differently we read things as youngsters and as adults, but not overly memorable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 4/24/2013

    " This was one of those can't-put-it-down, reading-while-cooking-and-at-red-lights books. Just the right amount of suspense, dysfunction and insanity to make me happy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 12/25/2012

    " I'll have to go back and see when this book was written; it seemed a little outdated in regards to some of the subjects covered in the book. It's definitely a quick read and pretty predictable; but it is a good story with some nice twists in it's journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 12/10/2012

    " This is a quick read. Not incredibly deep but keeps you interested and not too cheesy. I wouldn't call it a beach read. Probably a great one to curl up by the fire over a christmas break. Enjoy.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey Graves | 10/1/2012

    " Overly dramatic and seems to be tragedy after tragedy after tragedy...Thankfully, the end has an interesting twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aylagirl | 3/31/2012

    " This is a very hard to put down book! A easy light read but will hold your attention with some unexpected twists! Probably more of a chick read but I loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/31/2012

    " Couldnt put ir down, a create read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chloe | 11/2/2011

    " Hmm ... maybe 3.5 stars for this one. It was an interesting read, just not overly memorable I guess. The tone of the book is thoughtful and full of questions and regrets. It's about courage and family and friends. There were a few twist, which weren't surprising, but satisfactory all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne Spreen | 9/7/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. Preston knows how to draw you along (she also writes mysteries and has won awards for them), and this is a deeply moving story about mothers and daughters, family dysfunction, love and redemption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 9/2/2011

    " This was a beautifully written story of tragedy and healing. Here is my blog entry on the novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 5/7/2011

    " This was just ok. It was hard to see where the story was going but once things became clearer it was easy to figure out who really set the fire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 4/1/2011

    " Excellent book,complex characters that are well thought out, and sympathetic. No over done emotion, just well planned stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheena (twilightmom1982) | 3/21/2011

    " Awesome...I recomment this book to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priyanka | 3/4/2011

    " a wonderful story line...along with the beautiful scenario of butterflies!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/23/2011

    " An easy read, but I found nothing terribly compelling about either the story or the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 12/11/2010

    " Loved this book. Would probably give it 4.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynne | 11/18/2010

    " Great story, characters, writing...touched my heart and mind...spurred conversations and new thoughts...and when I read the last line I felt as if I was leaving the theatre after an incredible movie. Highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 11/13/2010

    " Listened on CD. Was okay...a little long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelle | 11/1/2010

    " Really about 3.5 stars. I love nature and love being outside but the scientific nature terms took over in a lot of places in this book. I do not care about the true name of the monarch butterfly. On the other hand, the story that develops between this information is pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cheryl | 10/21/2010

    " Enjoyable but didn't stand out for me. Easy, quick read. Raised a bit of thought about how differently we read things as youngsters and as adults, but not overly memorable for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 9/28/2010

    " The Butterfly House was one of those books that once you started reading it you couldn't put it down. I thought the story unfolded just like the butterflies. Although not a deep book and a little predictable I truly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 9/26/2010

    " This is a quick read. Not incredibly deep but keeps you interested and not too cheesy. I wouldn't call it a beach read. Probably a great one to curl up by the fire over a christmas break. Enjoy.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 9/1/2010

    " In a word...Depressing...ugh...now I'm gonna have to read some Hallmark cards! "

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