Thursday, October 17, 2019

Musing #98 - "Dewdrops & Butterflies" by Libby May

Hi guys! As probably many of you know, Mrs. Marlow posted about author Libby May's newest novel, Dewdrops & Butterflies, last week on her blog. I was so honored to have been able to receive an e-book copy of Dewdrops & Butterflies from Libby in exchange for honest reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog.
And so now . . . it's review-time!

Back-cover summary for "Dewdrops & Butterflies":

"I smiled and acted like I was supposed to be there. It was amazing how much people assumed by a simple glance. An outfit, an expression, a tone of voice. Anyone could pretend to be anything. Today, I was a rich girl."
Thirteen-year-old Rose Wells was determined to make it on her own. Running from authority one last time, the forest became her home, the cafe her source of food, and the fear-driven determination keeping her there as long as she could help it. Not everybody was ok with that. Alex and Jenni Johnson do whatever they can to find their foster daughter and bring her home, giving her the genuine love she'd never know. Over the course of a single summer, hearts are broken, scars exposed, friendships blossom, and ultimately a greater truth is learned. A greater God is understood.

https://www.amazon.com/Dewdrops-Butterflies-Libby-May/dp/169322500X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RR0IOJL2TUTW&keywords=dewdrops+and+butterflies&qid=1571343857&sprefix=dewdrops+and+butterflies%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1I was captivated at once with this novel. It was amazing, and I will go ahead and stamp down the stars.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 
Yes, five stars, and I'm not taking it back, either. Libby had me trapped with her skillful writing style, deft switches of POVs, and, of course, the story. The story. So sad, so heart-wrenching . . . and yet so beautiful. Captivating at the beginning, satisfying at the end (and may I just say the epilogue was the sweetest thing ever??). 
Girls everywhere will be touched by this book. Wholesome and romance free, I was touched by this book. I kept turning the pages, wanting to know more, to make sure the main character, Rose, would be all right, that she would be safe and secure once again with her foster parents . . . and her life would be converted to Christ. 
Honestly, at first I didn't think I'd enjoy Dewdrops & Butterflies that much, and then boy, as the story commenced, did I realize how wrong I was!
Rose's past was touching, perfectly put together. Alex (to whom the POV also switched) had a view so gripping, so real.
I love, love, love this book, and I look forward to reading more by this author!!

What're you waiting for? Click the image found above to be redirected to Amazon to purchase your own copy of Dewdrops & Butterflies! Libby is also offering signed copies and bookmarks over on her blog, Geoturtle. Finally, there are three giveaways going on now! Five winners will be picked Saturday, October 19th. Better head on over and enter before it's too late! GIVEAWAY

Favorite Quotes from the Book:

“You know, hatred is the poison you drink hoping the other person will die. You’re not gonna change her with hatred, but you might have a chance if you forgive her.”

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“When a lady is pregnant, it gives her a very legitimate excuse to eat things she would otherwise avoid.”
I frowned. “You ladies get all the fun.”
She slowed down and patted my head, messing up my hair. “Don't worry. Husbands of pregnant ladies get the leftovers.” 


10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book.

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  2. Ellen, what did you like more Freedom by Faith Potts or Dew Drops and Butterflies by Libby May. Please be honest and tell me what you did/didnt like about both of the books! <3<3<3

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    1. Freedom by Faith is a different genre then Dewdrops and Butterflies and I'd reccomend checking them both out! Leaving out my bias opinion of my book baby, be sure to pick up Freedom. It was sooooooo good and I lost my heart to it when I read the beta copyyy. I preordered the paper copy during the blog tour. XD

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  3. Wow, this book looks really good! I need to read it. I have so many books I need to check out and read! LOL XD
    I haven't been around to see the change in your background. It's darling! I can't wait for your baby sister's arrival!!!
    ~Izzy West~

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    1. Whoops, I forgot to add that the snippet about pregnant ladies made me laugh <3 <3 <3 Thank you for sharing!

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    2. Thank you so much, Izzy! I can't wait either. 😊
      "Dewdrops & Butterflies" was really good (an absolute must-read!), and I'm glad to hear that the snippet made you laugh. 😊
      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Thank you so much Ellen for your review, you're soooo sweet! I'm so happy that you liked it! I knew the three POVS would be hard for some people to get into but I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. No problem at all, Libby! I was happy to do it. 😊

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  5. You have 2 more posts to get to 100!!!!!!!

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