Published by She Writes PressDate Published: 4 May, 2021
Genres: Women's Fiction
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Seventy-year-old Goldie Sparrows faces declining finances, questionable health, and a late husband who torments her from the beyond. She seeks refuge in her butterfly garden, which is filled with voices and memories from long ago.
Jocelyn Anderson is a struggling writer who finds escape from her custody battle in the journal of her late mother-in-law. As she gets pulled through the pages of time, Jocelyn discovers her own husband has a hidden history she knows nothing about. Is this secret now Jocelyn's to keep?
Krystal Axelrod is living a life she never dreamed she could have. And yet the demons of a dysfunctional childhood and mean girl culture from her cheerleading days cast their shadow over her ability to feel whole, capable, and worthy. Does Goldie hold the key to Krystal's path to freedom?
A masterfully crafted tale of love, friendship, betrayal, and the risks we take in the pursuit of justice.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
Wow! This is a wonderful novel chiseled by a truly talented author! Simonetti has created an emotionally moving, heart capturing story of friendships and secrets. I stayed up long into the early morning hours reading this one, getting to know more about Jocelyn, Goldie and Krystal.
These three women were chiseled beautifully,flawfully and truly came to life for me. Their stories were woven together uniquely and my heart loved every minute of their lives. As someone who is divorced and went through a custody battle myself, my heart really went out to Jocelyn! Goldie’s garden was one I wanted to escape and never leave! Following Krystal’s journey was very eye opening for me!
I absolutely loved this debut novel! Simonetti is an author who I will add to my keeper shelf with this book and her future releases. The style is unique and her words are truly touching. This story played out like a movie on the big screen for me, and I loved that feeling. This is most definitely a 4 star worthy novel that should not be missed!