Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Upcoming Release: Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain

Pub. Date: July 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 544pp
Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
They say I'm mad and perhaps it's true.
It is well known that lust brings madness and desperation and ruin. But upon my oath, I never meant any harm. All I wanted was to be happy, to love and to be loved in return, and for my life to count for something.
That is not madness, is it?

So begins the story of Eleanor Glanville, the beautiful daughter of a seventeenth-century Puritan nobleman whose unconventional passions scandalized society. When butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead, Eleanor's scientific study of them made her little better than a witch. But her life-set against a backdrop of war, betrayal, and sexual obsession-was that of a woman far ahead of her time.


Blodeuedd said...

Huh, did not know that they believed that about butterflies

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I just love a good historical fiction.
alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Priya Parmar said...

that is so interesting! i have not heard of this bit of history nor this book. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this one's got my attention now!

Deborah Swift said...

This sounds good, and just the period I'm interested in. Like the idea that butterflies are souls of the dead - lovely.