This book is a tapestry of events that cause it to become undone, showing all the wrong stitches the characters have done and needing major mending. The threads have become deeply ingrained as years pass until one becomes broken and the rest swiftly follow.
Lies of protection have been prevalent in the home hidden away in Cooper’s Hollow. Gran and Grand had created one to protect Hannah and themselves from the outside world of criticism and gossip. Hannah and Gran’s secret is to protect Ellen. They all know that there will be repercussions if and when the secrets are uncovered and revealed. They live in the hope that it will never happen because the reverberations will be too strong to withstand.
The Memory of Butterflies is written in such an engaging, captivating manner, capturing a sense of the Southern way of protecting family whatever the ultimate cost.