Sometimes first love deserves a second chance.
The summer before freshman year, Nate Bradley and Blythe Barnes meet and fall hard. Blythe has the bluest eyes Nate’s ever seen; she smells like butterfly ginger blossoms, and she makes him feel at home in his own skin.
For Blythe, meeting Nate is like finding her best friend—one she wants to climb on top of and kiss forever. Even with plans to attend college in different cities, they’re convinced that nothing can tear them apart—until everything does.
Now, six years later, life in South Louisiana is giving them the chance to put the pieces back together.
Butterfly Ginger, Stephanie Fournet’s third novel, is a romance for anyone who believes that true love is made to last.
|Publisher:||Blue Tulip Publishing|
|File size:||398 KB|
About the Author
Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, and Butterfly Ginger, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and stephaniefournet.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The characters and story were wonderful!
You won't be disappointed!
FANTASTIC, light love story written by an author living in Lafayette, Louisiana. Sticks with you after the final page making you sad you finished the book. Being from here, it was fun to see and relate to local places like Deano's, Judice Inn, Hub City Diner and many others. Street names come bouncing at you like St. Mary, University and schools, STM, UL. But if you are not from this area, that's okay. This is a rare good read in the times of Fifty Shades. Nice to get back to simple love no matter what age you are. You must read this!!!!
Wow.. What a wonderfully written story. This book deals with real issues. Issues people don’t like to address, but Author Stephanie Fournet did a wonderful job. Immediately, I was brought back to the summer before first semester of college and my first love. Fun and giddy with not a care in the world. We thought we were so cool and could rule the world. We were so blind to the ways of the world and turns out that Nate and Blythe went through their own trials and tribulation together and apart. It takes them six years to get it together. The author brings you on an emotional roller coaster. I laughed and I cried. Loved Nate and hated him as well as having my doubts about Blythe’s decisions, But Love rules and always deserves a second chance.
Fournet has a unique ability to weave an exciting yet down to earth romance while simultaneously having the reader journey with her characters as they face real life issues (death, the transition to college, the effects of severe autism in a parent/ child relationship, working through shame, asking for forgiveness). Butterfly Ginger is one of those books that you pick up and can’t put down until you turn the last page and then you’re left not wanting it to end! I walked away from the novel wishing I could run into Nate and Blythe in real life and with a perspective that you don’t always know why people make the decisions they do until you go a little deeper.