Author: Jayme Mansfield, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 226, Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing, ISBN: 1941103375

From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella's journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman's struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love-the metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed.

Author: Monica James, Genre: , Total Page: 422, Publisher: , ISBN: 1670995704

"Victoria, will you marry me?"Those words changed my life forever...just not in the way it would for most. I had it all until one fateful evening transformed my life in ways I never imagined.Nine months later, I move to a sleepy little town, hoping to escape the demons of my past. As I attempt to claim back my life, Jude Montgomery enters my world, and things begin to change.I thought running would appease the nightmares, but I soon discover my past won't let go. Things are not what they seem, and I begin to question the world as I know it. Jude may hold the answers, but will my love for him blind me to the truth? Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? In my case, yes, it does.Will the truth set me free? Or will it imprison us both?My name is Victoria Armstrong, and this is my story...I think. "With heart and heat and a depth we adore for in our favorite reads, James has penned an absolutely stunning novel." Christina Lauren, NYT and #1 International Bestselling Authors of Twice in a Blue Moon"Wow! This book! It's not just a story, it's an experience. Enthralling. Epic. Beautiful. Chase the Butterflies grabbed my heart, twisted it, and NEVER let go." -Mia Sheridan, NYT bestseller

Author: Ashley Bisman, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: 1735667668

Author: H. W. Bryce, Genre: Poetry, Total Page: 156, Publisher: FriesenPress, ISBN: 9781460299357

Through the close-up lens of his heart, Herb Bryce takes us on a journey into the hazy world of the Alzheimer’s afflicted. He paints a loving and tender picture with words of his life and love, gently unravelling the pages from the spool of his soul. ~ Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC

Author: Zoe Sadler, Genre: , Total Page: 32, Publisher: , ISBN: 1999791533

Author: Robert Michael Pyle, Genre: Science, Total Page: 337, Publisher: Yale University Press, ISBN: 9780300203875

Although no one had ever followed North American monarch butterflies on their annual southward journey to Mexico and California, in the 1990s there were well-accepted assumptions about the nature and form of the migration. But to Robert Michael Pyle, a naturalist with long experience in monarch conservation, the received wisdom about the butterflies’ long journey just didn’t make sense. In the autumn of 1996 he set out to uncover the facts, to pursue the tide of “cinnamon sailors” on their long, mysterious flight. Chasing Monarchs chronicles Pyle’s 9,000-mile journey to discover firsthand the secrets of the monarchs’ annual migration. Part road trip, part outdoor adventure, and part natural history study, Pyle’s book overturns old theories and provides insights both large and small regarding monarch butterflies, their biology, and their spectacular migratory travels. Since the book’s first publication, its controversial conclusions have been fully confirmed, and monarchs are better understood than ever before. The Afterword for this volume includes not only updated information on the myriad threats to monarch butterflies, but also various efforts under way to ensure the future of the world’s most amazing butterfly migration.

Author: Yejide Kilanko, Genre: , Total Page: 172, Publisher: , ISBN: 0995036128

"A good mother does not run from her child's home. She always stays and fights." Titilope Ojo left Nigeria for the United States over a decade ago, but her mother's words remain fresh in her mind. Titilope is married to Tomide, a handsome and charismatic man who she is afraid of. She spends each day anticipating his moods and lives in fear of offending him. She takes great care to try and love him just the way he wants, but will it ever be enough? As life continues to spiral out of control, Titilope finds herself alone at a crossroad where she must choose between duty and survival.

Author: Cybele Gontar, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: 057860213X

Today, eighteen Butterfly Man armoires (ca. 1815) are documented as having been made in the same New Orleans workshop. While their maker's identity remains a mystery, his cabinets represent the zenith of craftsmanship in early nineteenth-century Louisiana. In order to contextualize the Butterfly Man's story, this study explores the history and use of the armoire in Europe and Louisiana and considers early nineteenth-century cabinetmaking in New Orleans. Who were the early cabinetmakers and where were they from? What was their place in the social fabric of New Orleans? What were the Butterfly Man's influences and how do his armoires reflect them? Who might the Butterfly Man have been?Chasing the Butterfly Man: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825, written by New Orleans art historian Cybèle Gontar and published by the Louisiana Museum Foundation, is the first comprehensive exploration of this New Orleans cabinetmaker, his construction methods, and the on-going search for his identity.

Author: Julia Alvarez, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Algonquin Books, ISBN: 9781616200992

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

Author: Jing Hardy, Genre: Butterflies, Total Page: 32, Publisher: , ISBN: 0985521635

Chasing Butterflies is a vivid and compelling short story about a special bond of friendship between two little girls, Merle and Amy, which blossomed during their summer holiday while exploring the outdoors, a beautiful garden, and their love of butterflies. It will warm every reader¿s heart.This sophisticated picture book weaves words and pictures, and mixes verse and poetry, in a staccato lyricism, that captures the playfulness of childhood and the beauty of nature. The rich text and literary form add value to the story, which will engage older readers and challenge young children.There is no doubt that the girls¿ sense of self, at an early age, and their disposition to be nurturing, helpful and responsible for others, will bring positive experiences in their lives and will serve as a powerful motivating influence for others long after the story is finished, and it will inspire young and old alike.Chasing Butterflies is a book parents and grandparents will love reading to children, and children will enjoy reading on their own¿a great gift for every occasion!Available worldwide in Kindle edition, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.