Book of the Week/Free Press Book Review 5/29/12

In her debut novel The Butterfly Cabinet (Free Press Paperback, 2012), Bernie McGill uses her remarkable skills as an author to write a story based on a true event which took place in the 1800’s.

The Butterfly Cabinet tells of tragic consequences of child abuse, which results in the death of a child. The book is emotionally gripping, hard to put down, and blends maternal love and guilt. Many painful revelations are expressed in The Butterfly Cabinet.

Many secrets behind the death of Charlotte were kept for many years before coming to the surface via a former domestic employed as a young woman by Charlotte’s family – who is now in her nineties.

This book tells a haunting, unforgettable story of two women linked by a tragic, 70-year secret and is exquisitely written. If you missed the hardcover release in 2011, now is the time to read The Butterfly Cabinet’s paperback version.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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