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Publisher's Summary

Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heartbreaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is the new spellbinding, multi-generational story from Sunday Times best seller Lucinda Riley.  

Posy Montague is approaching her 70th birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonising decision. 

The house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it. Then a face appears from the past - Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken 50 years ago. 

Already struggling to cope with her son Sam’s inept business dealings and the sudden reappearance of her younger son, Nick, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie’s renewed affection. And unbeknownst to Posy, Freddie - and Admiral House - have a devastating secret to reveal....

©2019 Lucinda Riley (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • 2020-06-10

o well

narrators voice is wonderfull. once she started talking as little girl....please do not do it. such s lovely deep voice.

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Long to get action but worth the patience.

The story is all about non told stories, so at first it was a bit boring, but it get better and better till the end. I've got taken by the emotions and characters. Very good listening in the end.

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Very impressive!

I don’t normally lean towards this genre but did so for a change. I was absolutely thrilled by the story and all of the characters who started to become very real to me in a short bit of time.

The narration was beyond wonderful. A warm, deep, soothing yet also chipper voice was a joy to listen to. If asked, I am not sure if I would be able to choose my favorite. The book or the narration.

I highly recommend this book.

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lovely story

wonderful saga, beautifully written. thoroughly enjoyed this book, captivating and endearing. The narrator is very listenable and definitely added to the enjoyment of this audible book.

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Captivating

The story starts rather slowly then accelerates to be my favorite Lucinda Riley book. The family dynamics, great sadness, and a happy ending rounds out to be a wonderful 17 hours of great listening.

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meh

Pretty tame, everyone was so honorable and nice, even the wife beater was barely bad. Many "darling girl"s were said ad nauseam.

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good listen

I really enjoyed this book. It kept my interest throughout and I thought the narrator was perfect for the story.

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a little slow

I just love Lucinda Riley's books but this one was slow to start and too much extra info. I confess I skimmed parts of it. the ending was much faster and detailed even if it was somewhat predictable. I enjoyed it but not her best!! the Seven sisters series is still my fav.

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Enjoyable and engaging

A very enjoyable listen. Beautiful family story with a good number of twists. Characters are believable and relatable. Very good narration.

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thoughtful story

very enjoyable, chacters were interesting and story line made you not want to turn it off. excellent

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  • Lia
  • 2020-03-07

I Enjoyed The Book But!

My first Lucinda Riley book and it was a good listen. Hard to put down because the author has an awesome way of weaving so much into a story. I felt there were too many "darlings" in the story and I found it irritating that every character in the book used the term. But overall I did enjoy the book as most people did. I am going to start the Seven Sister Series.

Nicolette McKenzie was good with the delivery of the story.

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  • Betty
  • 2019-08-30

Very good listen

This book caught my attention from the beginning & kept it throughout. The author wove the story well & kept me guessing. I was very pleased with the narrator as we know the narrator can make or break a book. This narrator was an asset!!

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  • Karen
  • 2020-02-24

“He rapes and abuses me, but I must stand by my man”

I tried, I really did. Got half way through this audiobook but the predictability of the plot, the heavy smoker’s voice of the reader, but finally, the truly antiquated depiction of relationships between men and women just got too irksome. Can’t finish. Don’t care what happens to these benighted characters.

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  • louise
  • 2020-03-04

I love a good long book!

This book is 17 hours long and you will never be bored. I found myself almost obsessing over trying to figure out the mystery. I loved the thorough character development of every character in this book. . Now, I will have to read another book by Lucinda Riley.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-08-21

Blasphemy

This was an excellent story and very well performed. Unfortunately t contains a LOT of blasphemy which to me is unacceptable. There are so many swear words to choose from, why take the name of someone's God in vain?

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  • Tiffany Allred
  • 2020-07-06

Not her best.

I have loved many of her other books. This one didn’t get interesting until 14 hours in. And the narrator voice isn’t what I would have picked for this book.

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  • Betty
  • 2019-05-23

Excellent

Excellent story. Great narration. Will look for more by the author as I enjoyed immensely

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  • Lisa B
  • 2020-04-03

Somewhat long but a very enjoyable listen……

There is a lot of character development and it takes a long time to get to the heart of the story but it’s worth it in the end. Wonderful narration!

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  • Selina
  • 2019-11-23

So good!!!!

Loved this book!!! Great story and the narration is superb. The story brings you in and you can’t stop listening .

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  • Jennifer
  • 2019-05-25

Loved it!

Great story, interesting characters, and I loved the style that it was written in. Relatable, believable, and beautifully narrated.

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  • Cricket librivore
  • 2019-10-29

Des personnages attachants,

Les personnages de ce romans sont comme des amis, on croit les connaître déjà, un peu des stéréotypes, mais c’est tellement bien ficelié et cela se déroule comme une mécanique bien huilée, et en fin de compte on finit par être surpris par le dénouement... bravo l’artiste, toutes les ficelles narratives sont maîtrisées pour le plus grand plaisir du lecteur!