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The Butterfly Storm [Kindle Edition]

Kate Frost
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Four years ago life for Sophie Keech was perfect. A new start in Greece with Alekos, her boyfriend of just six weeks, removes Sophie from a mundane 9-5 job, takes her away from the difficult relationship she has with her mum, and gives her the opportunity and belief that she is finally doing something positive and exciting with her life.

But a lot can change in four years. An engagement, a domineering mother-in-law to be and the reality of life in Greece not being quite what Sophie imagined puts a strain on her relationship with Alekos.

When an accident forces Sophie back to the UK to look after her estranged mum, she has time to re-evaluate her life, her idea of family, where she wants to be and, most importantly, who she loves.

REVIEWS

"If you are looking for a thoroughly detailed story of relationship trials, family trials, and decisions of the heart, then The Butterfly Storm would be the perfect book." Rhonda, Chick Lit Plus

"As a first book you never know what to expect. There is nothing to compare it to. I do not believe I have ever read a book like this and do not believe I will again for a long time. I most certainly will recommend this to all my friends." Charlotte Lynn, A Novel Review


Product Details

  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Lemon Tree Press (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D8NMGNA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very descriptive - great read July 17, 2013
By Rhonda
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of the most descriptive books I have read in a long while. I loved reading about the Greek culture and the vivid descriptions of Greece and England. It was hard for me to relate to Sophie's struggles but with such vivid descriptions I could feel her frustrations with both her mum and with her relationships in Greece. Kate Frost created characters that were real; everyday people with real struggles.

I felt the book was a bit slow in the beginning. It was not a quick read for me because I found myself rereading descriptions and slowly devouring every detail in the book.

If you are looking for quick, mindless read, I would not recommend this book. If you are looking for a thoroughly detailed story of relationship trials, family trials, and decisions of the heart, then The Butterfly Storm would be a perfect book.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will love conquer a life of misery and broken dreams? August 11, 2013
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Frost, Kate (2013-06-05). The Butterfly Storm (Kindle Location 192). Lemon Tree Press. Kindle Edition

After whirlwind romance while on holiday in Cephalonia, Sophie leaves everything and everyone behind in from her home in London to move to Greece with her handsome and care free boyfriend, Alekos. They've made plans to make their career dreams come true. But upon arrival all of the dreams the two had talked about fall to the wayside as Sophie quickly learns that the confident and outgoing man she fell in love with is a mama's boy who lets his mom walk all over him. Despina, Alekos's mother, has already made plans for the couple working and living in the family run restaurant. Neither are happy but Alekos won't stand up to his mother. So they live in a tiny bedroom above the restaurant along with Aleko's parents and work in the family restaurant 6 to 7 days a week for 12 hours a day. They have no private life.
Alekos never sticks up for what he and Sophie want leaving Sophie unhappy and feeling like she will always be second place to his mom. Her dreams have died and after a family emergency brings her back Marshton Village, where her mom has moved, she's not sure she wants to go back to Greece. When Alekos finally comes to see Sophie for her birthday he shows up with his mom. He was to afraid to tell Sophie his mom was coming along on the trip knowing she will be upset. Sophie is outraged and decides that's the final straw. She will not go back to Greece even though she still loves Alekos. But she's conflicted because she is keeping a secret from Alekos. Eventually they get their HEA but it's not until the last few pages of the book. I honestly thought there was going to be a sequel because there was no ending in sight until the very last couple of pages.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful prose and captivating characters July 10, 2013
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Kate Frost's debut novel is beautifully written. The language and descriptions are well thought out and beautifully written. You can tell that Frost is influenced by travel. Although she's obviously found the perfect niche as a women's lit novelist, you also get the sense she could have become a famous travel writer. Her descriptions of Greece are truly breathtaking, right down to the accounts of the awful, oppressive heat. Frost's characters are also captivating. No uni-dimensional creatures between these covers. Her characters are realistic, with flaws that endear rather than annoy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about relationships, family, or travel, or anybody who just loves beautiful literary fiction.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Butterfly Storm June 17, 2013
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I finished the book after almost 20 hours of nonstop reading. In between I had to cook lunch, but I forgot that I put it on the stove, and of course I burned the spanakorizo. During that hours, I laughed, I cried, I had an amazing time. I visited places Kate Frost so vivid, so detailed described. It was like i lived every moment with the characters in the book. It is not only a love story, but also like a study of two different cultures and very good, very honest description of the greek mentality.If you are looking for a very good writen book/story, I recomment, read this book! Me on my side, I am looking forward to read the next book of Kate Frost. Well done Kate Frost! The Butterfly Storm
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic first novel! July 4, 2013
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Women's fiction isn't a genre I would normally read, but wow, this one drew me in. Kate Frost has a way with words; her descriptions of both Greece and the English seaside are amazing and I felt like I was really there with the characters throughout the entire book. The characters are all well-rounded - I empathised with Sophie when she didn't know where her life was heading, and definitely felt her frustrations when her Greek family was being infuriating (I actually read this part on my lunch break, and went back to work feeling all cranky - this is a good thing!). There were a lot of moments where I honestly didn't know which way the plot was headed, which decisions the characters would make or who would eventually end up with or without whom, so I was kept on my toes throughout.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but frustrating August 16, 2013
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First of all, I have to say that the end of this book sucked. I mean, it just ends...no epilogue or anything. No closure. It has a HEA, but you never know how it goes. I hate that.

That being said, over all, it is a really good book. The guy is a pussy, but he mans up....AT THE END OF THE BOOK!!! It's a beautiful story of love and finding yourself. It's realistic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A summer read treat!
It took me a moment to warm up to the characters, but by the end I was in tears. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of each setting, it made me want to travel there as they were... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite book, but good read
What a frustrating book! The book just ends...that's it...no epilouge or nothing...that really killed it for me! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Turbo
5.0 out of 5 stars The Butterfly Storm
This book was a real pleasure to read, especially due to the well-crafted descriptions and prose, and the fact that it all seemed so possible and believable. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laurie Adair Grove
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I really enjoyed this book. I was a nice simple easy to read romance that kept my attention the entire way.
Published 3 months ago by Angela K Robey
4.0 out of 5 stars The Butterfly Storm... Review
Well, the story had me intrigued from the beginning... it was full of little bits of confusion and I must admit, it was nice not to know instinctively what was going to happen... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss g
5.0 out of 5 stars Restoration
I enjoyed the story .
She had a storm within her that was resolved . There were stories of restoration .
Published 5 months ago by Debbie Griffin
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but wanted more
Interesting story with realistic characters. While this writer does a great job both technically and telling a good story, I would like to have seen more postive, joyful moments. Read more
Published 5 months ago by learn to live now
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
Interesting love story. The characters backgrounds are believable. The locations of England and Greece are a breath of fresh air.
Published 5 months ago by Melissa D. White
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story with interesting characters
The dynamics of the relationships between the characters was very well developed and interesting. The settings are well described in Greece and in England. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Greek Goddess
5.0 out of 5 stars A story of courage
This is a great story which covers Greek and English culture and also the relationship between mother and daughter. I found it hard to put down.
Published 7 months ago by jill stanger
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More About the Author

Kate Frost has wanted to be an author ever since she wrote her first novel during the long months she spent off school following open heart surgery when she was seven. The novel was called London's Burning and was a time travel story set during the Great Fire of London.

Over the years Kate has worked in a cinema, a bookshop, a factory and at NHS Direct. She's also worked as ground staff at Edgebaston Tennis Tournament, as a Virgin Vie consultant and as a Supporting Artist in the films Vanity Fair, King Arthur and The Duchess. Kate has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and has also taught lifewriting to Creative Writing undergraduates there. She has had articles and short stories published in The London Magazine, New Welsh Review and QWF.

Kate lives in the UK with her husband, their baby son and their dog. The Butterfly Storm is her first novel.

To find out more about Kate and her writing life visit her at www.kate-frost.co.uk/blog

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