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A multi generational tale that was sweet and romantic and while it wasn t on the edge of your seat suspense or intrigue it was charming and readable but not one for my favorites shelf.This was my first Lucinda Riley Novel and the description on the blurb appealed to me A story set the beautiful Suffolk countryside in England, Posy Montague approaching her seventieth birthday and still living in the family home of Admiral House where history and secrets abound When a face appears from her past, A multi generational tale that was sweet and romantic and while it wasn t on the edge of your seat suspense or intrigue it was charming and readable but not one for my favorites shelf.This was my first Lucinda Riley Novel and the description on the blurb appealed to me A story set the beautiful Suffolk countryside in England, Posy Montague approaching her seventieth birthday and still living in the family home of Admiral House where history and secrets abound When a face appears from her past, Posy is reluctant to trust again A story about family and romance set between the years 1940s and 2006.I think readers who enjoy romance novels with old houses and family dramas might well enjoy this one I honestly didn t connect with the characters and the story felt a little twee There wasn t enough drama or suspense here to keep me interested Having said that I am not a fan of romance novels and this in my opinion wasromance than Historical fiction and therefore not really my thing I listened to this book and Audible and the narration was pretty good [[ EPUB ]] ☠ The Butterfly Room ☝ Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth 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 Despite the memories the house holds, and the exquisite garden she has spent twenty five years creating, the house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell itThen a face appears from the past Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken fifty years ago Already struggling to cope with her son Sam s inept business dealings, and the sudden reappearance of her younger son Nick after ten years in Australia, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie s renewed affection And unbeknown to Posy, Freddie and Admiral House have a devastating secret to reveal Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is the new spellbinding, multi generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley The USS Arizona: The Ship, the Men, the Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America Admiral House No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies 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breaking secrets Beyond the River: A Novel (Heartlines) The Butterfly Room is the new spellbinding Unending Devotion (Michigan Brides, multi generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley Butterfly Room is a sweeping multi generational saga of long held secrets, devastating despair and second chances Riley s writing is rich and engrossing Her characters are convincing.I love stories told in dual time lines as the mysteries and secrets of the past unfold and crash into the present day.Posy is almost 70 and her family estate is becoming too large and costly for her to handle If she sells she can help her son Sam with his new property Butterfly Room is a sweeping multi generational saga of long held secrets, devastating despair and second chances Riley s writing is rich and engrossing Her characters are convincing.I love stories told in dual time lines as the mysteries and secrets of the past unfold and crash into the present day.Posy is almost 70 and her family estate is becoming too large and costly for her to handle If she sells she can help her son Sam with his new property development company and downsize at the same time But everything Sam has touched has failed Will this new venture go the same way Youngest son Nick returns home after 10 years in Australia and the arrival of an old flame in Southwold has Posy filled with indecision and confusion.The story is filled with burgeoning romances but nothing goes smoothly as secret liaisons are made and shocking secrets are revealed as the past explodes into the present.Each character had their own distinct personality and we get a very good insight into their lives and their different occupations I really enjoyed the information on Nick s antique business and Tammy s work starting her antique dress shop The Butterfly Room is a big book, over 600 pages, however the mysteries are captivating and Riley feeds out snippets of information which had me guessing my own conclusions only to find I was wrong every time.Riley evokes empathy for her characters but there is also plenty of anger, despair and heart wrenching emotion, confirming that Riley can elicit a full spectrum of emotions from one book.Despite its lengthy size The Butterfly Room is a totally engrossing and fast read I was completely enthralled by the Montagues livesI received my copy from the publisher. 2 1 2 starsThe writing style was fine, it was the storyline that was the problem Everyone in this book has secrets Very minor secrets that get blown way out of proportion to create the drama necessary for the storyline No one will talk to anyone else to even give them a CHANCE to understand what is going on view spoiler 1 Freddie cannot bear to hurt Posy if he tells her something about the past, so instead he crushes her by breaking up with her the day after he had asked her to marry him 2 1 2 starsThe writing style was fine, it was the storyline that was the problem Everyone in this book has secrets Very minor secrets that get blown way out of proportion to create the drama necessary for the storyline No one will talk to anyone else to even give them a CHANCE to understand what is going on view spoiler 1 Freddie cannot bear to hurt Posy if he tells her something about the past, so instead he crushes her by breaking up with her the day after he had asked her to marry him.Years later he is still dicking around with thisI look, Posy, the truth is, Freddie sighed heavily, there was a reason back then and a reason now why I can t pursue the relationship I d so very much like to have with you And it has absolutely nothing to do with you It s all me Putting it simply, I have issuesWhich is a complete load of crap The reason they cannot be together simply no longer exists if indeed it ever did.2 Nick is scared that he will lose Tammy if he tells her what was happening, so instead he cuts and runs, with the result being that he loses Tammy HUH And guess what When each truth finally comes out, it turns out that they were not serious impediments to each relationship at all NO BIG DEAL hide spoiler are at the heart of the brand new standalone novel and sprawling family saga from international bestselling author, Lucinda Riley The Butterfly Room is an impassioned novel, unfolding over multiple timelines, revealing a tale of war, romance, mystery and tragedy.Admiral House, deep in the Suffolk countryside, is the central setting of Lucinda Riley s new novel, The Butterfly Room It follows the life and times of Posy Montague, a woman who grew up i are at the heart of the brand new standalone novel and sprawling family saga from international bestselling author, Lucinda Riley The Butterfly Room is an impassioned novel, unfolding over multiple timelines, revealing a tale of war, romance, mystery and tragedy.Admiral House, deep in the Suffolk countryside, is the central setting of Lucinda Riley s new novel, The Butterfly Room It follows the life and times of Posy Montague, a woman who grew up in the shadowy secrets of her countryside estate Posy still resides in her stunning family estate at age seventy With strong memories of days spent with her beloved father as a child exploring the grounds of Admiral House and chasing butterflies, Posy cannot bear to let her family home go However, it becomes increasingly obvious that Admiral House is in desperate need of repair, its walls are falling down by the day and Posy knows her only option is to sell A figure from the past, a man who Posy has tried to forget reappears As Posy tries dealing with the swirling emotions connected to the return of a lost love, she must also deal with complications arising from her extended family Posy isn t sure if she is ready to let Freddie, her lost love, back into her life again, but a long held secret may impact Posy s fate and her dear Admiral House The Butterfly Room is an all encompassing family saga, full of hidden truths and heartbreaking moments.The Butterfly Room is an exquisitely presented novel Each different time frame and point of view change over is marked by a stunning page divider There are motifs of different types of butterflies and various plant species that can be found at Admiral House, the prime location of The Butterfly Room Themes of nature, botany and butterflies are carried right through the novel Thanks to the beautiful imagery adorning the pages of The Butterfly Room, I came to look forward to each turn of the page.Lucinda Riley is the queen of historical based family sagas The Butterfly Room is a solid example of her ability to weave a complex family mystery around themes of war, secrets, lost love and emotion The Butterfly Room sits at over six hundred pages, but I promise you, the pages of this novel will turn themselves I couldn t bring myself to put this one down, I just had to unlock the secrets of Admiral House Riley adds plenty of intrigue, twists, turns and plot diversions, which keeps the reader in tune with the novel.As this is a multi generational saga, there are plenty of characters to keep the reader busy I found that I connected to Posy in the past, rather than the present day The contemporary characters were well drawn and had their own intriguing set of background stories, as well as complications However, I did feel like my loyalty and interest was directed to Posy s past The past segments of the novel are quite arresting I had some theories about Posy s family situation, but the final culmination of events and the shocking revelations that are made by the close of the novel took me aback.My final word on The Butterfly Room is the presence of Admiral House Posy s family estate is a protruding figure, looming over the characters for the entire length of the novel Riley really knows how to conjure up an atmospheric backdrop and the presentation of Admiral House is simply breathtaking The surrounding Suffolk countryside, an area I am familiar with, was so easy to visualise and provided the perfect stage to the secrets of Admiral House.The Butterfly Room offers a fluttering tale of lost love, infidelity, betrayal, regret, jealously, affairs of the heart, drama and broken relationships The Butterfly Room is an absorbing page turner, perfect for historical fiction lovers and fans of Riley s work, especially if you are pining for the next book in the popular Seven Sisters series Thanks extended to Pan Macmillan for providing a free copy of this book for review purposes Another winner from Lucinda Riley This boo was so very good just as I expected Although some reviews didn t rate it, it didn t put me off I found it sad, and happy all at once.I ve enjoyed most of Lucinda s books and this one was as good as I expected. I am so surprised that this book has so many four star reviews I was expecting so much.How many times did we see dear boy or dear girl or evendarling girl or darling boy There was no real plot or story, just a meandering through years and years of nothing much of any interest happening Characters were pretty boring too 628 pages of ho hum Plus the most predictable ending I ve come across in a very long time.Sorry can t find anything positive to say It feels like the au I am so surprised that this book has so many four star reviews I was expecting so much.How many times did we see dear boy or dear girl or evendarling girl or darling boy There was no real plot or story, just a meandering through years and years of nothing much of any interest happening Characters were pretty boring too 628 pages of ho hum Plus the most predictable ending I ve come across in a very long time.Sorry can t find anything positive to say It feels like the author must have had a 1940 s public school posh toffee nosed English upbringing and that they ve tried to drag that into present day..do people really talk like this nowadays Hello darling I love you darling girl Goodness that s four days of my life I ll never get back The only real surprise for me is that I finished it 3.5 starsThis is a sprawling family drama beginning with Posy in 1940 s and then herself and her family 60 years later I loved the build up of the story and meeting everyone this author is such a great story teller.My problem with the book lies within the toxic relationships wth is Amy doing with Sam and the secrets that shouldn t have been secrets that drove me mad And then solving problems with champagne and moneyermno.However, overall I did enjoy this and it did move me I mus 3.5 starsThis is a sprawling family drama beginning with Posy in 1940 s and then herself and her family 60 years later I loved the build up of the story and meeting everyone this author is such a great story teller.My problem with the book lies within the toxic relationships wth is Amy doing with Sam and the secrets that shouldn t have been secrets that drove me mad And then solving problems with champagne and moneyermno.However, overall I did enjoy this and it did move me I must confess I did skip a bit in the middle as I couldn t bear the pain of it when I knew what would happen but probably in a superficial way I was sucked in by all the tears, champagne and brandy and gorgeous houses Spoilers Bad things happened but it was all okay in the end YAY The storytelling was great and I will readfrom this authorperfect holiday read I would like to start by saying thank you to Pan Macmillan for giving me the opportunity to read this book What to say I absolutely adore Lucinda Riley s books and this one did not disappoint I read it in two sittings I could not put it down It has everything you need for a lovely Sunday read ,love death mystery and that lovely prose that Ms Riley is so good at If you read nothing else this year read this lovely book perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Judith Lennox. this book is like seating at a table with your dull neighbour who gossips about the other neighbours.nothing of interest actually happens and the characters are so uninspiring I have loved and re read every single one of Lucinda s books until now This book is so bad that I m shocked it was written by her there is no excitement, no twists and turns, no interesting story, no complex characters I really hope it s a one off and not her new style