We are thrilled for Sophie Anderson, whose stunning debut novel The Butterfly Garden about an unlikely friendship between twenty-five year old Erin and reclusive butterfly enthusiast Maggie has now been published by Bookouture.
This heartbreaking page turner about family secrets, set against the storms of the Cornish coast and tropical sands of a distant paradise is the perfect read for fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley. To celebrate this exciting launch, Bookouture has been publicising the novel with some bold social media assets:
Early reviews of the novel have been nothing short of glowing:
‘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
I blamed my son for the death of my daughter…
When twenty-five-year-old Erin loses the man she loves, she flees London for Cornwall and takes a job at Hookes End, a huge house clinging precariously to the Cornish cliffs. The owner, frail reclusive novelist and butterfly enthusiast Maggie, has kept the curtains of her dusty house drawn for many years. But as she and Erin spend evenings together by the fireside, sharing stories of the past, Erin feels her shattered heart begin to heal. In return, Erin agrees to help Maggie find her long lost family before it is too late.
Years ago, Maggie’s son Lucas ran away to the other side of the world after the death of her daughter ripped the family apart. Maggie is desperate to see Lucas again – there is something she needs him to know.
Erin wants to help Maggie find peace so she vows to track down her lost son. But when at last she finds Lucas, in a far- away place of searing heat and pearly sands, it becomes clear that he is hiding something too.
As Erin grows closer to Lucas and unravels the webs of deceit entangling mother and son, she learns about the terrible tragedy that changed their lives forever: the night when a little girl in a fairy nightdress went missing. But with Maggie’s time fast running out, is it too late for them to find the forgiveness they need to move on?
A huge congratulations, Sophie, on the launch of this gripping debut! You can order a copy now from one of these links: