The Butterfly Groove: A Mother's Mystery, A Daughter's Journey Read Online Free - In 1999, as a twelve-year-old girl in sunny Southern California, Jessica Barraco loses her mother, Dianne, to cancer complications. Not knowing much about Dianne’s past, Jessica grows more and more curious about her mother’s story each year—especially because her immediate family does not seem to know much more about her mother than the Internet does. A decade after Dianne passes away, now armed with a journalism degree, Jessica unlocks a memory of her mother telling her that she loved her old ballroom dance partner, and she sets out on a two-year quest to find him—along with anyone else who can tell her about Dianne. Part mystery, part coming-of-age story, The Butterfly Groove is a heart-warming exploration of how our pasts tell our truths, and how love survives us all.
|Title||:||The Butterfly Groove: A Mother's Mystery, A Daughter's Journey|
|Number of Pages||:||207 pages|
August 18, 2015
- My Description -
Jessica was only 12 years old when her Mother died.
Dianne Barraco passed away at 49 years old.
She was taken away from Jessica and her family way too early.
Dianne was born in 1950. She was a child of the 50's and 60's.
She was so full of fun and light.
Many years after her Mot...
April 20, 2016
"As I remembered all of the times my mother had shared some of her past with me, I couldn’t help but think, My mother’s heart is my life."
The Butterfly Groove: A Mother's Mystery, A Daughter's Journey is a love story, a mystery, a journal of self discovery, and a celebration of life all rolled in...
August 10, 2015
A Mother/Daughter relationship is one that most women take for granted - we never think of our mother's having any other life than that of mom, or perhaps a working mom. But these women who gave birth to us have had their own lives when they were younger - sometimes they share those memories, som...
July 10, 2017
A powerful debut memoir weaving the lives of a mother and daughter. The book offers a web of insights into unraveling the mysteries of being a motherless daughter and a reminder that loved ones become even more alive after they are gone. Barraco remains nurtured by her mother's many wisdoms, incl...
April 23, 2016
Two thumbs up!
I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book but I loved it. A well written coming of age story about a young journalist diving into her late mothers life. This is a true story and you care so much about the author and her mother by the end you have really gone on their journey w...
January 02, 2016
Jessica dared to write what I have continually failed to accomplish...a beautiful tribute to her mother. So much of what Jessica describes about her mother echo my thoughts on my own mother. I related to her so much in her quest for answers on her mother's life. Losing my mother at 23 I too yearn...
April 30, 2016
A touching tale of a daughter who loses her mother to an illness, at an early age. As a grown woman she attempts to discover more about her mother through meeting people who were close to her mother during her life.
I found it a bit confusing with the constant back and forth from present to past...
May 08, 2016
I finished reading this book on Mother's Day. How fitting! Jessica was fortunate to have connected with so many who could keep her mom alive in their hearts and thereby bring her to life again for Jessica. I miss my own mom deeply...taken too young as well.
October 19, 2015
This book was an interesting read. I enjoyed the author's writing style and it made me think about my relationship with my own mother. Really looking forward to more from this author!
May 12, 2016
The book was OK - It was pretty good but it just seemed to end without any resolution. I kept expecting something but it just didn't happen.