Color Me Butterfly
Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughtershaunted by a common specter of domestic abuseas they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive. The last thing Eloise Bingham wanted was to leave the comforts of her South Carolina home and family. But at the end of World War II, the young wife follows her husband, Isaac, to Philadelphiaonly to experience his sinister and violent temper. Eloise's childrenand their children and grandchildrenwill face their own trials over the next sixty years: Mattie, who has lived in her mother Eloise's shadow, finds it takes a life-changing tragedy to help her break free, Lydia, Mattie's strong-willed daughter, summons the resolve to rise above the cycle of abuse, and finally, Treasure, Lydia's lively daughter, has the chance to be the first to escape her family's destructive legacy. It will take unconditional love, old-fashioned family values, faith, and fearless determinationalready embedded in each woman's DNAto triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable pain.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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