Butterfly Island Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From the bestselling author of The Moonlit Garden comes the sweeping, romantic tale of one woman's quest across two continents and one hundred years of history to unearth her family's deepest secret.
Diana Wagenbach is the sole survivor in a withering family tree fraught with secrets. When the first in a trail of clues is handed down to Diana by her great-aunt on her deathbed, along with a plea to assuage their family's guilt by revealing all, Diana obliges. She follows the clues - a picture here, a letter there, a pressed frangipani flower in a book - that carry her away from her philandering husband in Berlin to a charming manor in England and all the way to a tea plantation in Sri Lanka.
Diana unravels the dramatic tale of her great-great-grandmother, Grace Tremayne, with the aid of Jonathan Singh, a local historian and writer - and someone with whom she feels a deep bond that sparks into romance. As Grace's tragic past in exotic colonial Ceylon is revealed and the family's sins come to light, Diana finds inspiration in her ancestor's courage and begins to rethink what happiness - and love - is worth, and how the surest route to peace is in setting the truth free.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 16 minutes|
|Author||Corina Bomann, Alison Layland - translator|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 13, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #193,022 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,947 in Fiction Sagas
#6,739 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#7,532 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2019
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Winter or summer, read this story, you the reader will enjoy this.
Thank you Corina Bormann my new favorite author.
The story came alive with vivid imagery, intriguing characters as well as a captivating array of love, loss, hope, despair and mystery. I will certainly read more from this author.
Bomann deftly flits from the family’s exotic colonial tea plantation to the their draughty 20th century manor house. From love’s innocence to its legacy.
Well-written. An engaging read.
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The story was well researched, and always gripping, with many twists and turns. The authors ability to use words to create scenery and to show the nature of her characters is outstanding.
I intend to read more by this author.