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The Butterfly Project


This is now the third book I've read by her and every single books of hers I get reduced to tears. It takes a lot for that to happen to me. A lot of books make my chest tight for sure but only a handful bring me to tears. I'll say this, they are not tears of heartbreak although this book does have plenty of it. These were tears of happiness, deep down in my soul cliche "hallmark" happiness. The Butterfly Project is just gah I don't know how to describe it without using those standard words like heartwarming, sweet and just like a cup of goodness. This book is like when it's cold outside and you are all snuggled up in a blanket with a cup of soup or a nice warm hot chocolate. It's that cup of soup, that blanket that nice warm hot chocolate . I absolutely loved this book. Gave me all the feels. Sucked me in. Had me in knots. It was just soooo good. The two main characters were so perfect together absolutely fell for this story of forgiveness, healing, moving forward and finding light in a world that was darkened by mistakes of the past. Emma Scott delivers ten fold in this. A definite five star read that will have you smiling and warm by the end of it.

My Rating

Reviewed by Mel

"Where you are is home..." At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change... Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime. Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness. The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.


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