Butterfly Messages

Butterfly Messages

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by MS Jamie Elizabeth Tingen
     
 

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Long-lost lovers. Past secrets. A second chance.
FINALIST- Readers Favorite,2012 Best Book Award,National Indie Excellence

Will they get their happy ending? An old photograph allows Magnolia Winston to reconnect with Ashton Johnson, the love of her life, in this insightful, tender story tinged with true Southern wisdom, and colorful, authentic

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Long-lost lovers. Past secrets. A second chance.
FINALIST- Readers Favorite,2012 Best Book Award,National Indie Excellence

Will they get their happy ending? An old photograph allows Magnolia Winston to reconnect with Ashton Johnson, the love of her life, in this insightful, tender story tinged with true Southern wisdom, and colorful, authentic characters. Butterflies instinctively know how to let go of the past and squeeze all the juice out of each day. But will Mag be able to learn from them and live in the moment? And a surprise ending will leave you wanting more.

What are others saying about Butterfly Messages?
"It's an emotionally rich and vibrant book." - Judge, Writers Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466446816
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Elizabeth Tingen won the Fine Arts Award in
Drama from the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs for a skit she wrote.
An avid photographer she has twice won the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot award, and her work has been published in a coffee-table book, Reflections Of Tampa Bay.
Her working life has been filled with professional modeling for television and print media and a career in real estate sales. Having grown up in Ashland, South Carolina, she now resides in Tampa, Florida.

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Butterfly Messages 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting take on a love story. While I appreciate that this book was fiction, it lost stars because the author attributed every happening to anything BUT God. I would hope that if karma and butterflies could send messages, surely God could. Despite this unfortunate fact, this was a very good story.
segars More than 1 year ago
It was interesting and exciting and I couldn't put it down until I read the whole thing. C. Tripp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story brings alot of things to think about and how you handel them and how you move on with your life and live for today be greatful for what you do have in your life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book following two books I considered 5 star reads, so I was not as impressed as reviewers before me. Not sure if I will recommend as the book left me feeling very sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful, enchanting Sunday afternoon read….so subtly, so artfully, I must say, more of life’s little lessons in an easy ‘Southern’ dialog, moving the reader, once again, to see oneself and a reminder to not live life forward, projecting what the outcome will be…life has many twists and turns and the outcome can be a marvelous surprise! That’s the way ‘real life’ is…it’s a surprise; just live your very best life each day allowing for opportunities of challenge and the altering direction. I recommend this charming book to readers of all ages, enjoy unveiling yourself in many of the excerpts… then pass it on to your daughters or your granddaughters…sooner or later their lessons will be learned.
PostHereReaders More than 1 year ago
"Butterfly Messages" by Jamie Tingen is a bittersweet love story that will have readers wondering "what if" about sweethearts and circumstances in their past. Annette Mardis Former newspaper reporter and editor; freelance writer and editor
Connie-Hammond More than 1 year ago
Who wouldn’t like a “do-over” in life? Jamie Tingen’s first novel, Butterfly Messages, digs into the whys and what-ifs of such a possibility. It reaches deep down to that soft spot in your soul which longs to recapture the exhilaration of first love but is paralyzed by fear of the pain it could also bring. Every twist and turn unravels more of the mystery of Magnolia Gardner’s painful past, her hidden secrets and…her future. The colorful Southern characters are lively and real, as are the life lessons so entertainingly intertwined in this timeless love story of rediscovery. A must read!
Genaeve1 More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful love story with just the right amount of "grit" behind it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to read more by the author soon. It was shorter than most books, but in this case I was happy for that because I think a longer novel would have been overkill for the story. This was perfect. Solid 4 star.
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Go to dead and alive result one
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So much for getting this book. Another one ruined by rude selfish, inconsiderate, egotistical plot spoilers.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite “Butterflies know more 'bout living than humans.” Butterflies have a short life span. But they know to make the most of the time they have, and not to look back. Scratch was helping Mag move out of the cottage when he shared that bit of wisdom with her. The cottage just wasn’t the same without Ash. She first met Ash when she was seventeen. Lily, her best friend, accused her of having dreamy eyes for him. When he asked her to marry him she said yes but the next day he disappeared out of her life only to return many years later. He needed her by his side. They had never stopped loving each other but their time together was much too short. I truly enjoyed this book and yet I find it very difficult to share a summary without giving away too much information. Jamie Elizabeth Tingen offers readers a tale that will bring tears, smiles and laughter. Scratch is a secondary character and yet he makes the book. He is uneducated and yet he may be the wisest character in the book. Scratch has a deep wisdom that came from his dad. Mag is a multidimensional character. She carries pain and a secret deep within her. Ash is hard to describe. He never stopped loving Mag but allowed himself to be manipulated. Mag and Ash learned a lesson in this tale: hold on to today and forget about yesterday. In my mind’s eye I could picture the old cottage and the mountain. I fell in love with this story and did not want it to end. While the ending was not the one I wanted, it was a very satisfying ending. This is a tale you won’t want to miss.