The Butterfly’s Daughter – Giveaway

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New York Times Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s new novel The Butterfly’s Daughter is coming out May 3, 2011.

Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila’s grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly dies, Luz is inspired to take her grandmother’s ashes home. In the manner of the Aztec myth of the goddess who brings light to the world, Luz attracts a collection of lost women, each seeking change in their lives. The Mexican people believe the monarchs are the spirits of the recently departed and Luz taps into ancient rituals and myths as she follows the spectacular, glittering river of orange monarchs in the sky to home.

Once again novelist Mary Alice Monroe delivers a powerful and compelling novel of self discovery that parallels an awe inspiring event
in nature.

The release of The Butterfly’s Daughter kicks off a 5-week, 26-city tour where Monroe will carry out a mission to distribute 10,000 milkweed seeds to readers to save the monarch butterfly, a phenomenal migratory species whose population has been decimated by both human actions and forces of nature. Milkweed is the only food source for monarch caterpillars. Monroe says, “It’s more than a book tour for me. It’s a personal mission to save the monarchs. I hope my readers will take away from The Butterfly’s Daughter the knowledge that anyone can save the monarchs in their own back yard. The idea is plant a milkweed seed, make a difference.”

You can pre-order the book at Simon & Schuster or as well as other retailers.  You can read an excerpt of the book on Mary Alice Monroe’s website.

Mother’s Day Ideas

This book really shows that life is more about the journey than the destination, and who knows that or can relate to that better than a mother?  Pick up a copy of the book, along with a bag of her favorite coffee or box of tea, a couple of scented candles and/or some of her favorite candy and put together a basket for Mom to enjoy an afternoon of reading.

I have three (3) copies of the book for a giveaway.

To enter the giveaway, just let me know that you would like to win.  You can enter daily.

Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends May 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be contacted by email. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sponsoring my post. To learn more about Simon & Schuster and other books, click here. I blog with integrity, and all the opinions in this post were my own.

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