The Butterflys Kingdom

The Butterflys Kingdom The Butterfly S Kingdom By Gwendolyn Geer Field The Butterfly S Kingdom Is A Tale Of Brokenness And Redemption, Exile And Reconciliation It Is A Spiritual Coming Of Age Story For Believers And Non Believers Alike Forty One Year Old Elizabeth Bishop S Life Has Begun To Feel Like A String Of Empty Successes While Her International Career Has Prospered, Her Personal Affairs Have Not And The Almost Urgent Sense That Something Vital Is Missing Inspires Her To Make A Pilgrimage To Idyllic, Small Town Montague To Visit Her Closest Childhood Friend, Annie Until Recently, Annie S Life Has Appeared To Be Perfect She Married Her Pillar Of Society Psychiatrist Husband, Arthur, While They Were Both Still In College, Became A Full Time Mother To Their Two Young Children And Devoted Her Self To Caring For Her Family Her Life Seemed To Be Postcard Perfect Until Just The Year Before, When Arthur Committed Suicide, Leaving Her To Raise Now Eight Year Old Sam And Fourteen Year Old Betsy On Her Own When Elizabeth Arrives In Montague, She Is Plunged Into The Dark And Tangled Mystery Surrounding Arthur S Death Nothing, Apparently, Is As It Seems Annie S Life Has Been A Lie For Years Arthur Was A Violent, Angry Man Who Scarcely Spoke To His Wife Betsy And Her Father Shared An Unnaturally Close Relationship That Excluded Annie And Everyone Else Only Sam Sweet, Cheerful, Buoyant Sam Seems To Have Survived Unscathed, But Has He And Why Is Annie So Afraid Of Jackson, Arthur S Boyhood Chum Who Was Close To Both Arthur And Annie For Many Years Before He Was Banished From The Family Why Has He Resurfaced Now And What Secrets Are He And Annie Hiding As Elizabeth Tries To Sort Through The Web Of Deceit In Annie S Life, Her Own Demons Begin To Emerge She Is Haunted In Her Nightly Dreams By A Recurring Vision From Childhood Of A Brooding Moonlike Face Hovering Just Above Her But Remaining Out Of Reach Who Is The Face, Why Has It Returned And What Does It Want Annie Believes That Only Luke, Her High School Confidant And Elizabeth S Long Ago Boyfriend, Can Provide The Key To Their Shared Crises Without Telling Elizabeth, Annie Invites Luke To Join Them In Montague An Unexpected Love Story Ensues As The Protective Layers Surrounding Each Of The Characters Begin To Unravel Annie Finds Courage And Perspective As She Sees Her Life From A New Vantage Point Betsy Learns That Arthur Was Not Her Biological Father And That The Insanity She Was So Afraid Of Inheriting From Him Is Not Her Birthright Elizabeth Recovers The Deeply Buried Memories Of Her Own Mother S Death And Finally Confronts The Face That Has Been Haunting Her Dreams Since Childhood At The Center Of Betsy And Elizabeth S Growing Friendship Is Their Shared Search For A Relationship With God As He Is Revealed In The Psalms And Proverbs Ultimately, Each Of The Characters Finds A Higher Power To Whom They Can Turn For Strength And Comfort The Butterfly S Kingdom Is A Psychological Mystery Readers Will Find The Sympathetic Characters Acting Like Family And Friends They May Know An Inspirational Book Of Great Depth And Nuance Gabriel Constans, Author, Saint Catherine S Baby

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➝ [Epub] ❦ The Butterflys Kingdom  By Gwendolyn Geer Field ➧ –
  • Paperback
  • 386 pages
  • The Butterflys Kingdom
  • Gwendolyn Geer Field
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 9781461054948

11 thoughts on “The Butterflys Kingdom

  1. says:

    Gwendolyn Greer Field has woven together the lives of the career oriented Elizabeth Bishop and her old friend Annie into a compelling and complex psychological and spiritual coming of age story Bishop, who plans to leave her increasingly empty high profile New York City job visits Annie in a small town because Annie s life is falling apart and she needs help.Annie s husband Arthur committed suicide a year earlier, plunging what had appeared to be a perfect home into a world of secrets and doubt Annie s fourteen year old daughter, Betsy who was Arthur s favorite blames Annie for the family s ills Her eight year old brother, Sam, who was ignored by Arthur, is less overt about his feelings.Without realizing it, Elizabeth steps into a minefield of doubts, secrets and mysterious undercurrents, many of which cannot seem to be openly discussed The cast of characters also includes Arthur s former best friend Jackson, whom Annie despises for reasons she will not say, and Luke, Elizabeth s high school boyfriend whom she hasn t seen or heard from in years The Butterfly s Kingdom focuses primarily on the multiple conversations between these characters as they try to understand each other and their complicated relationships Elizabeth, who went to Annie s side as a rescuer not only has to come to terms with who her old friend has become, but with the fact that she herself also needs to be rescued from whatever sent her away to New York in the first place.Field allows her characters the time and space to get to know each other and discover where their lacks of trust begin and end While the conversations are therapeutic and demonstrate that all of those involved need to confide and trust each other than they do, they also show that a temporal solution isn t going to fix all the discordant lives The Butterfly s Kingdom is also about spiritual journeys While the spirituality has a clear Christian focus, it should resonate well with readers from many faiths This beautifully imagined book has a pervasive editorial flaw The characters conversations all follow the same pattern When one character makes a pithy and revealing statement about another, the statement is followed by you re not mad at me for saying this, are you or by do you know what I mean This device for transitioning from the pronouncement back into give and take dialogue is overused throughout the book and tends to blur the characters personalities because they all do the same thing.Nonetheless, this book of mysteries and secrets provides a thoughtful plot, issues that many readers may be experiencing in their own lives, and beautiful spiritual images and analogies en route to a satisfying conclusion.

  2. says:

    I really loved the story but the long dialogue was irritating to read through This book had a true positive message which I enjoyed the book would have been a 4 star but the repeating of stories and unusual depth and insight of all people involved was unrealistic I recommend this Christian nonfiction but skim through the long stories after you have heard them once This will save you some time and frustration.

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