Publisher : Sterling Mystery Series
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 168324303X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 500

"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--

Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1503934713
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies"--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself. As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who'd go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she's still hiding....

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780757398070
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

There is for all of us a profound Moment of Truth that lies in wait—a moment that transfixes our attention and forces us to confront the essential question in life: Who am I? For Chip St. Clair that moment came when he learned that the man he called “Dad” was an impostor—a child killer who had been on the run for nearly three decades. After turning his father in on a cold January night in 1998, St. Clair embarked on a quest for his true identity, a journey that began when he opened a nondescript black trunk: Inside he found his birth certificate—typed over and forged. His “date of birth”? The same day his father had killed a child five years earlier. Along with that, more “answers” that spawned more questions: photographs of young children he didn’t know; locks of hair; a jewelry box full of baby teeth; and records of tens of thousands of dollars in loans taken out by his parents in his name. While forensic tests and DNA proved the answer to the most important question—was he the biological son of a convicted child killer?—the rest of the mysteries may never be solved. What St. Clair discovered as he tried to unravel the swath of lies his “parents” had woven across at least seven states is something that all of us can learn from: Oftentimes the answers we seek are within us and the only path to fulfillment is to make peace with the unknown. His eventual epiphany, which took place in a butterfly garden, freed him to leave his haunted past behind and to construct a future full of light and hope. Most important, he learned that our fate, our path in life, is not determined by demons of the past or by DNA, but the power of our own free will and what we hold in our hearts.

Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781467733793
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds. Her only confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. You know how this story ends. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep.

Publisher : Bookouture
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781800194755
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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‘Wow!!! What an absolutely devastatingly gorgeous heartbreaking stunning book!!!… One of the best debut novels I've ever read… I was devastated by the end… Once it sucks you in then you’re not coming out until the very last page. Absolutely unputdownable!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I blamed my son for the death of my daughter… Frail butterfly enthusiast Maggie Muir has lived a lonely life in her huge remote house on the Cornish cliffs for many years. Once a mother with two beautiful children, the sudden death of Maggie’s daughter, forever a little girl in her fairy nightdress, ripped the family apart and caused her son Lucas to flee to the other side of the world. But now Maggie is dying and there is something she needs her son to know. As Maggie grows increasingly frail, twenty-five-year-old Erin, who has fled London with a broken heart, arrives to take care of her. Maggie begs Erin to help her find Lucas, who now lives in a far-away place of searing heat and pearly sands. But when Erin tracks Lucas down, it quickly becomes clear that he is hiding something too. What really happened the night his sister died, when a little boy with freckles on his nose made a terrible mistake? And if Erin untangles the web of deceit between mother and son, does she risk learning something unforgiveable about the person she has come to love very deeply? A heart-wrenching but uplifting page-turner about a family ripped apart by guilt and lies, and forgiveness. Set against the storms of the Cornish coast and silvery tropical sands of a distant paradise, The Butterfly Garden is a story of love, loss and letting go. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley will be gripped. What everyone’s saying about The Butterfly Garden: ‘Had me hooked from the start. A wonderful story, which brought on an array of emotions’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book from beginning to end… a wonderful sweeping story of grief, regrets and hidden secrets…will keep you hooked, with some very poignant and emotional parts that’ll have you reaching for the tissues. I loved it. A fabulous debut novel’ A Book ‘n Brew 2 Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written… a captivating story you won’t want to miss.’ Sandrina Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A moving and heartfelt story with lots of family secrets. You will need your tissues ready. I enjoyed this powerful story.’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful story of friendships, secrets and families… this powerful story drew me in… perfection… A fabulous debut novel, I look forward to reading the next one.’ StefLoz Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… From Cornwall to Costa Rica, this book delights over and over… The Butterfly Garden has it all.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!’ Avid Reader ‘Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop!’ Netgalley reviewer ‘I was completely absorbed in The Butterfly Garden from beginning to end… I loved the way the book carefully unravelled the secrets at its centre… had me thinking about the story and the characters long after I had finished reading. Highly recommended’ Beth Miller ‘Moving and heartfelt… I really enjoyed it’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Publisher : Random House
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781448174515
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

"We're triplets. Surprise! Everyone thinks I'm the little sister. It's very annoying." Phil, Maddie and Tina are triplets, but Tina has always been the little one. Luckily, Phil and Maddie always protect Tina - they make the best team. But, when they join super-strict Miss Lovejoy's class, they're split up. And Tina has to fend for herself for the first time. To make things worse, Tina has been paired up with class bully, Selma, who NO ONE wants to be friends with. When Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn't always need her sisters - and that there's a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye. A heartwarming story about friendship, bullying and confidence by bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance. - Independent on Sunday

Publisher :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1783702834
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 12

The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is brought to life in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book's many flaps can be lifted to reveal flashes of exquisite colour.

Publisher : Little, Brown
Category : Nature
ISBN : 0316817805
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 96

Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract butterflies to their yards.

Publisher : Mary Campisi Books, LLC
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781940921020
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 287

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. The Butterfly Garden is Book Six of That Second Chance Series. Sometimes love happens when you least expect it… Jenny Romano has never been a white-picket-fence, happily-ever-after girl. Despite a mother who rejected her free-spirited, unique ways as irresponsible and just plain wrong, Jenny has found happiness as a photographer, flitting around the country and snapping photos of other people’s lives. Her older sister, Grace, has a husband, children, and a carpool schedule. She’s the one their mother calls “perfect.” But when tragedy strikes her sister’s carefully constructed life, Jenny must step in and help. Soon, she’s knee-deep in small-town, suburban life, the kind she’s always avoided… Psychologist Elliot Drake spends so much time healing other people’s pain that he prefers to keep his own relationships short and uncomplicated. He’s loved and lost once and with a young daughter to raise, he’s not willing to risk his heart again. Of course, he’s never met anyone quite like Jenny. Outrageous and unpredictable, she’s nothing like her well-controlled older sister. And the more he’s around Jenny, the more he wonders if short-term is really what he wants… Elliot and Jenny are about to discover that real life happens whether you want it to or not. Will they let real love happen, too? That Second Chance Series:Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)Book Four: Paradise FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden

Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1414364466
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 407

Meg Davenport had a sheltered life, growing up surrounded by the educated elite at an exclusive New York boarding school, but her world is turned upside down when her father dies and she discovers her life of luxury was built on lies and deceit, introducing Meg to a world more adventurous and dangerous than she had ever known.