"The first butterfly comes the day after the funeral."
I love the synopsis my editor at Scholastic wrote for the book. It's SO good!
Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve.
A strange butler brings Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever.
From Kimberley Griffiths Little comes a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.
The first butterfly that comes is purple!
This is Chuuk Island in Micronesia!
A purple swallowtail
This is called a Question Mark butterfly!
This is a Red Admiral.
You gotta read the book to find out why Grammy Claire is researching *unusual* butterflies on the island and why she and Tara are in danger from those who want to steal them.
Mysterious letters and keys.
Who can she trust?
And will Tara, Pantene Princess from the Doucet Plantation,
survive the deadly grotto?
(Okay, this last part is a bit tongue-in-cheek!)
I'm excited about this book, though, the hardcover interior is simply stunning, there are butterfly quotes for each chapter heading, and I hope you will love it, too!