Book Review - The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans


Genre: Chick Lit
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 19 May 2016

"What magic is this?

You follow the hidden creek towards a long-forgotten house.

They call it Keepsake, a place full of wonder ... and danger. Locked inside the crumbling elegance of its walls lies the story of the Butterfly Summer, a story you've been waiting all your life to hear.

This house is Nina Parr's birthright. It holds the truth about her family - and a chance to put everything right at last."


Being a big fan of Harriet's books meant that I was really looking forward to getting stuck into this one.

The first thing that intrigued me was Nina's relationship with her ex-husband. Why did they get divorced? Why were they still so close? Would they get back together? This was quickly followed by questions about her father and the woman in the red tights. Who was she? What was the truth about her father? I felt like there was a magical twist headed my way!

As the mystery slowly unravelled, I found myself coming up with all sorts of theories. A couple of which were not too far from the truth.

There was a lot of back-story and this was something I didn't enjoy reading as much as I normally would, my attention seemed to wander during those parts. The present day scenes were another matter though, they really held my interest.

The Butterfly Summer was not my favourite from this author but an enjoyable family mystery nonetheless.

Me, My Books and I 3 Stars
3 Stars



Thank you to the publisher for sending me a proof copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 


  1. Love intrigue! Good to see you back reviewing Kate :) x


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