Trapping The Butterfly (Review)
Trapping the Butterfly
by Debra Parmley
Genre: 1920’s Historical Romance
Bethany is celebrating her eighteenth birthday in Hot Springs. If her aunt and uncle have their way she will return engaged. Her life has been controlled, from the clothes she wears to the food she eats. She longs to be like other girls and bob her hair, raise her hemline, and learn to do the Charleston, but first she has to break free from the aunt and uncle who have kept her–and her inheritance–very close.Paul Tollick chased butterflies when he was young. Now he chases gangsters. A detective whose job plunges him into the harsh underworld of gangsters, bootleggers, and fast women, he is captivated by the sight of innocent Bethany, sitting in the park surrounded by butterflies. But two other men have determined to catch her and one is a dangerous gangster who is part of Al Capone’s gang. Will Bethany exit her cocoon, find strength and fly free or be trapped?
Debra Parmley is an author whose goal is to spread love, one story at a time. Happiest writing in more than one genre, her published works to date are in the genres of western historical romance, 1920’s romance, contemporary romance, futuristic romance, paranormal romance and poetry. Debra enjoys writing, reading, coaching her writing students, medieval re-enactment events and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and the theme of travel often appears in her work.
Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each letter, card and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.
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This is a 1920’s tale of breaking free to experience life. It’s a sweet romance that is brought to life with every step of Bethany’s coming of age. Will she choose the attentions of the mob member or the detective?
The read felt a little rushed. I would have enjoyed it even more if it was longer.Regardless, it was a great short story that I couldn’t put down until the end. It definitely had enough packed between the pages to keep your attention. It’s a recommended read for sure.