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Butterfly Wishes

by LaDonna Paulette

      Fey Wright is eleven years old when she and her father move to Odessa, Tennessee, two years after her mother's death. Colin O'Brien is twelve years old, has lost both of his parents and lives with his grandmother. The two meet under a willow tree during a rain storm. Fey sees pain in Colin's eyes and a wisdom there beyond his young age. Soon the two become the best of friends, sharing what only those who survive can understand.

Under the willow tree is a magical place - a way to heaven. If you but close your eyes and make a wish and let it take flight, you can go to heaven. For many years this is a special place for both Fey and Colin. Eventually Fey's dad remarries and soon after that Fey has a baby brother to love. Life is good until a storm blows into Odessa and leaves devastation in its wake.

Sometimes you have to go home again to find your way. Sometimes you must seek solace in things unseen.

Butterfly Wishes is an engaging novel dealing with the subject of loss and moving on, continuing to grow throughout life no matter what happens. Butterfly Wishes is a well-written novel with excellent character development. An excellent book! LaDonna Paulette deals with a tough subject matter and gives comfort to those who have lost loved ones in the process. I enjoyed Butterfly Wishes and recommend it to others.

The Book

Tiger Publications, Inc.
May 26, 2008
Mass Market Paperback
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The Reviewer

Connie Harris
Reviewed 2008
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