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Extended Audio Sample The Patron Saint of Butterflies (Unabridged), by Cecilia Galante
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cecilia Galante Narrator: Lydia Rose Shahan, Julie Swenson Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best friends Agnes and Honey, age 14, live at Mount Blessing, a religious commune. Though the girls have been best friends since they were children, differences in faith are beginning to to trouble their relationship. Agnes is striving to be saintly. Honey is desperate to escape the commune and experience the outside world.

The commune itself, headed by the charismatic Emmanuel, is orderly, well run. But it's hiding a dark secret, a secret discovered by Agnes's grandmother, Nana Pete, on her annual visit. When a medical emergency forces Nana Pete into action, the girls begin a painful journey of discovery that threatens to sever their bond forever.

The fact that the author once lived in a place like Mount Blessing adds powerful authenticity to this moving novel of faith, betrayal, and redemption.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/4/2014

    " I took my class to the library to select books, and I needed one as well. I wanted to stray from my to-read list for this book, so I asked our librarian to help me out. She recommended this book, and I am really glad she did because I would have never read it on my own. The book is about 2 girls who live in a religious commune called Mount Blessing, which, had I picked this up on my own, I would have never thought I would have been interested in. It is told from both girls' point of view with each chapter either being dedicated to Agnes or Honey (the two girls). I like that each girl gets her own font for the chapter in which she is represented. What I liked so much about this book is the internal conflict Honey goes through and how she ends up resolving it in the end. It is not perfect, but then again, life is not perfect, so I thought this was very realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christen | 1/30/2014

    " This was a fascinating look into life in a cult. I loved the contrast between the two girls, Agnes and Honey. Well written, with an interesting twist near the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 1/30/2014

    " I didn't care for either the content nor the writing of this book. I felt the characters were somewhat shallow and lacked depth. They were too polarizing on the spectrum and lacked a genuineness. I can perhaps see why the author chose to cling to generalities and stereotypes, but I felt it would have been more effective if the characters were a little more complex in their own right instead of representing extremes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angie Fisher | 1/19/2014

    " Truly, a must read.... "

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