Skip to main content
Give the gift of reading, get 15% off today.

When the Butterflies Came

From the outside Tara Doucet seems to have everything going for her, but no one sees the struggles that her family has. Her parents are divorced with her father not really wanting anything to do with her or her sister Riley. Her Mamma hasn't been the same since her dad left. Her sister Riley can be unkind and distant. The one constant that Tara can count on is her Grammy Claire, and even she has lived thousands of miles away on an island. Now things are worse, because as Grammy was coming to visit, she was in an accident and didn't survive. The funeral was the day before, and Tara is still inconsolably crying in her room. Then the first butterfly comes, it's beautiful deep purple and lemon yellow and it seems to bring a kind of music with it. Her Grammy had always loved butterflies, maybe this one is a gift from her. Things take a dramatic turn though, when Tara gets a letter from her Grammy telling her to go with her former butler, Reginald Godwin and telling her she has a mystery to solve. Tara is thrilled to have one last link to her Grammy, but confused as to what the letter refers to. It's up to Tara to eventually figure everything out, and hopefully unite her family in the process.

This was such a cute book! I really liked Tara, which is kind of funny, because in Kimberly Griffiths Little's other books, you see Tara in a different way and that way is not very flattering at all. Tara is a smart girl, she's able to figure out all of her Grammy's clues and keep herself alive. I liked the mystery that Grammy set up for her to find out, and the end, wow! It was full of adventure and kept me guessing right until the last page. I really loved that it is a middle grade book, but great fun for moms to read too!

I was able to borrow this book from my local library.

Popular posts

Higher

About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Favorite Friday - Disneyland for Families with a Large Range of Ages

I'm super excited to have Rachel with Get Away Today doing a guest post for us today on Disneyland. I don't know if you know it or not, but we have a large age range of kids in our family. We have a 16 year-old, and 11 year-old and a 3 year-old. Such a large range makes trips a bit tricky. We have to really plan ahead to have something that everyone likes. Rachel has a few suggestions for craziness like this, so without further ado...Rachel!



Hey everybody, it’s Rachel from Get Away Today! I am here to share all of my best tips for a trip to the Disneyland Resort when you have kids with kids of all ages. When you decide to book your Disneyland packages , be sure to book with Get Away Today. We have reduced hotel ratesand discount Disneyland tickets- guaranteeing you the best price! You can also use promo code BookaDay to get an additional $10 off any Southern California vacation package.

Disneyland has to be one of my family’s favorite vacation spots, especially when my siblings…