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When Butterflies Cry: A Novel

When Butterflies Cry A Novel What could possibly be sad enough to make butterflies cry A soldier returns to find his wife in his brother s arms And that s not even the worst thing he s come home to And just so you know going in t

  • Title: When Butterflies Cry: A Novel
  • Author: Ninie Hammon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What could possibly be sad enough to make butterflies cry A soldier returns to find his wife in his brother s arms And that s not even the worst thing he s come home to And just so you know going in that dam holding back a 300 million gallon lake on the mountainside above the little coal camp town of Saddler Hollow that dam s going to blow Grayson Addington comes ho What could possibly be sad enough to make butterflies cry A soldier returns to find his wife in his brother s arms And that s not even the worst thing he s come home to And just so you know going in that dam holding back a 300 million gallon lake on the mountainside above the little coal camp town of Saddler Hollow that dam s going to blow.Grayson Addington comes home to Saddler Hollow, West Virginia, from Vietnam a broken man, ravaged by post traumatic stress syndrome, a chaplain who left his faith in the jungle mud with his massacred unit His wife, Piper, doesn t know her husband any In his absence, she turned to his brother Carter for support Now, she must choose between them and Carter will stop at nothing to have her And into this family torn apart by jealousy, deceit and clan loyalties comes a mysterious little girl Maggie, a battered child with amnesia, shows up on the Addington s front porch and instantly bonds to Sadie, Piper and Grayson s cripplingly shy toddler When Maggie runs away and takes Sadie with her, the warring brothers must team up to search for them But something than chance has brought the child called Maggie to this wounded family And nothing less than destiny will be fulfilled by her incredible act of love on the foggy morning when the coal slag dam at the top of the hollow explodes Interview with the author Q What s so special about When Butterflies Cry A It s real life on paper It s been a Kindle bestseller because the characters in the novel come to life on the page like the family next door in a small town The story is gripping, the action nail biting Q Is this a Christian book A There s no religion in it But there is spirituality themes of love and sacrifice that touch the soul of readers of any faith or no faith at all Q Why should readers give this book a try A Because it s a book that will break your heart, and then put it back together again and Reader ReviewsWow I have found a new favourite author She is so good and I ve been burned a lot lately by really bad free books, written poorly and full of mistakes This is the kind of contemporary women s fiction I want but usually don t find in a free book A no spoilers sacrifice makes the book inspirational, but its filled with suspense too Even though its during the 60 s or 70s war in Vietnam, the story itself felt timeless and contemporary and so real I forgot it was fiction and it kept me in suspense way past my bedtime to find out what happened Sarah Bridges I m a city girl and I never thought my heart would break over a story about a small town in West Virginia Not what I expected from a typical paranormal thriller its a mystery with lots of suspense, like other reviewers said, it was unique But it is during the Viet Nam war times, and not contemporary fiction like it said You should read it, but have lots of tissues handy It was inspirational to me how the chaplain kept hanging on and doin the necessary and then got home and found his brother with his wife but I won t spoil the suspense I think the mystery about the butterflies landing on her was she was paranormal.

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    1. I’m a city girl and I never thought my heart would break over a story about a small town in WV. Not what I expected from a typical paranormal thrillers--its a mystery with lots of suspense. Like other reviewers said, it was unique, with such in-depth character development I fell in love with all of them and couldn't wait to find out what happened to them. But it is during the Viet Nam war times, and not contemporary fiction like it said in the category listing. I didn't mind a bit, though I wa [...]

    2. What Butterflies will you find lurking in the shadowsI walked away from this book with more opened eyes and passion for characters than I have been before with other books and characters. I don't remember exactly how I came across this book but I had it sitting on my unlimited kindle books for awhile and I'm glad I finally took the chance to read it. This is a story back in long ago times 1968 I think it was and even before that. It is like a Hatfield and McCoy battle but one that will leave you [...]

    3. Wow. I have found a new favourite author. I downloaded the book because it was a new release and sat down to read it. I couldn't put it down until I was finished. Literally read straight through it. I'd never heard of this author until this summer and after I read a couple of her books I started looking for more and this is her latest. She is so good and I’ve been burned a lot lately by free books that're really bad, written poorly and full of mistakes. This is the kind of contemporary women [...]

    4. When Butterflies Cry is based on a true story I remember in the news when I was a kid about a dam flooding a small West Virginia town, but it felt like today, very contemporary. Women will identify with the wife who doesn’t know her husband anymore, men will identify with the psychological issues of a soldier coming home suffering with PTSD and every reader will be set on edge by the suspense in this fiction thriller. I loved the characters. They were so real that you loved them one minute and [...]

    5. Ninie Hammon is my new favorite author, and this is one of her best. The depth of her charactar development, speech patterns, actions, etc. shows research/knowledge of her subjects.

    6. This book is intense. Loved it. New favorite author. This book is about Viet Nam and the soldier from a small coal mining town

    7. Loved this bookHumanity at its best and worst. Awesome characters, wonderfully written. This author has yet to disappoint. When butterflies cry Enjoy

    8. Oh my god!When Butterflies Cry is the best book I've come across in a very long time. I laughed, I cried, and I got upset in several areas in there story. The character development is amazing and the storyline stats true throughout. By the time I finished the last sentence I was emotionally exhausted and I loved it!

    9. When Butterflies Cry is the second book I have read by Ninie Hammon and it will not be the last. Ninie Hammon has an incredible gift with language. For example, a line from the second page says, “But the smile that started on Andy’s face melted like wax beneath a candle flame.” Can’t you just see that smile disappear?The book When Butterflies Cry is based in Wales, Vietnam and West Virginia. An event in time pulls them all together. An unknown girl shows up at the door. She has been badl [...]

    10. StunnedI. Am sitting here speechless. Finding the words is what this author does very well. From smiles at Sadie and her sweet ways to feeling so sad for poor little Maggie with no one to call her own. She fits in like she had always been Sadie's caretaker. She overflows with love for the small girl. She slowly earns the love of everyone in the family. There are several wonderful and sorrowful stories woven into Butterfies Cry. I loved the book and went through so many different emotions.This au [...]

    11. In 2015 I read 108 books. I gave only 12 of these a 5 star review. I begin with this to say this is one of my rarely offered 5 star reviews and the first for 2016. It is difficult to summarize this powerful story in a short review. From the opening pages you realize the story is special. You sense that two cataclysmic events have occurred in two different parts of the world that are somehow connected. You spend the rest of the book trying to figure out how. This is the story of a soldier's retur [...]

    12. This was so good, a real hold on to your seat read, and I definately will read other books by this new-to-me author, Ninie Hammon.From : Grayson Addington comes home to Saddler Hollow, West Virginia, from Vietnam a broken man, ravaged by post traumatic stress syndrome, a chaplain who left his faith in the jungle mud with his massacred unit. His wife, Piper, doesn’t know her husband anymore. In his absence, she turned to his brother Carter for support. Now, she must choose between them—and Ca [...]

    13. This is the first novel I have read from this author and really loved it.This is set in the the 1960's - in West Virginia. Grayson Addington, preacher, has been called by the National Guard to serve time in Vietnam. He is faced with all the horrors of war and comes home with all the things he had to deal with in this war.When he arrives homes, he finds his wife in the arms of his brother, Carter. Piper and Grayson have a daughter - Sadie. When Grayson was in Vietnam, a young girl showed up at Pi [...]

    14. Ninie Hammon has packed so much into one book that it's hard to narrow it down to a simple synopsis. Every ounce of the novel is bursting at the seams. Vietnam & Sadler Hollow are spilt into 2 settings with flashbacks as well as present tense. Both are almost characters themselves. Some elements of the book are deeply emotional, especially the scenes in Vietnam. The author evenly portrays feelings of the War in a bi-partisan way. Grayson's PTSD is accurately portrayed as well. Though at time [...]

    15. Could not put it down.You feel like you are there as you read about these characters and the struggles they face and the unanswered questions just out of reach. You experience a different life than your own.

    16. Wow, another great book by Ninie Hammon. She grabs you by the collar and drags you into her books from the very start. I was hooked by the end of the first page. She gave me characters to love, hate and mistrust and then changed it all up during the story. At the end I was cheering for the guy I hated in the beginning. In this story, you actually feel the chill of the disaster in this small WV town, as if you've known these people personally. I have read all her books with the exception of Sudan [...]

    17. Another good book by Ninie. A womans husband is off in Viet Nam and his brother and mother live with her and her daughter while he is serving his country. His brother had this thing for his wife and set up a plan on how to get rid of him so he could have her.The day he came home for good was a shock all around.They lived in this little town in the mountains with the mines and dams. One day this little girl "Maggie" showed up from where - no one knew so they took her in. The story gets more invol [...]

    18. Another winner!Ninie Hammon has done it again only this book is much more emotion charged than her others I've read. Grayson went to serve the army as a chaplain only to return a hardened scarred soldier. Just before his return a little girl named Maggie turns up on the doorstep of Piper, Grayson's wife, but this girl isn't just a runaway.Seems there's 2 stories in 1 in this book. The story of Grayson and the story (smaller substitute) of Carter and his boss Warren.Definitely a great read with a [...]

    19. Fantastic novel ! This is the first time that I have read any of Ninie Hammon's novels, and would like to invite everyone that loves to read, try her book, When Butterflies Cry ! The story is so believable, and the caricatures are so easy to connect with! Thank You, Ninie Hammon !Fantastic novel ! This is the first time that I've read one of Ninie Hammon's novels, and invite anyone who loves to read to try her novel, When Butterflies Cry. It was so believable, that you could almost put yourself [...]

    20. In "When Butterflies Cry' Ninie Hammond has weaved a wonderful tale then weaves several storylines into an unforgettable climax. It is a powerful, memorable novel with a touch of the supernatural. The supernatural aspect is subtle and deft, written with a master's touch. The characters are rich, complex and life-like- at a time of impending disaster, it is their deep-rooted love that will see them through.

    21. This is my second book of Ninie's that I have read and I am still reeling a little. I was old enough for the draft during Viet Nam. I saw the eyes of the boys returning home. I was also in the military and was spit on while in uniform. I have worked with people from the coal mine areas of West Virginia. I have seen the future before it happened and I have heard butterflies cry. This felt real. Too real almost. Fantastic read.

    22. Tragedy in West VirginiaFrom the very beginning I fell in love with little Sadie. The ironic events that happened in different parts of the world were so intertwined, that it wasn't til the very end when all became finally clear. As tragedy struck, I found myself reading faster and faster as if I too was trying to escape the black monster that Maggie tried to warn her friends/temporary guardians about. Another excellent book by Ninie Hammond.

    23. I liked this novel but it had some flaws. The characters were good and the story was okay although it jumped between three locations that didn't have much of a connection until the end. There were many typos which surprised me. I've read other books by Ms. Hammon that were well edited and much better written than this one. I can't recommend this novel, but I will read others because I know she can write much better.

    24. A great read!!!I have to say that at first I had a hard time getting into the story. Do not know now ( after completing ) why. Once I fully committed to read it to the end ,at about the 2nd or 3rd chapter, I could not stop!! Lots of action and she kept you up to date on all characters during the story , Loved that !!! Great story !!

    25. Wow! What an end!A coal mining disaster in Wales and a pastor serving in Vietnam start the story off with a bang. The love of some precious little girls and the strain of everyday life on a West Virginia family fills the pages with intrigue. The evil in men's hearts vs the wonder of life. The ending, OMG, what an end! Worth every minute of reading.

    26. I just loved this book. It totally grabbed me from page one and the ending just blew me away. A love story, a story of complicated sibling rivalry, a story of loss and of coming to terms with your demons. I also enjoyed the method of storytelling. I loved how the author developed seemingly unrelated events to eventually converge to complete the story. I highly recommend.

    27. ninie Hammon continues to write in the most beautifully evocative style. She paints "word pictures" with a little side order of funny colloquial expressessions.Add to that a bit of spice from paranormal events.

    28. I have had this on my tbr list for too long. I finally got round to reading it, and it stole my breath away. The ending brought tears to my eyes. Beautifully written. The different locations at the beginning confused me a little, but it was brought together so well.

    29. A difficult book to read. Not because it was boring or bad, but because of the emotional stories going on. I have found a new author. New to me anyway, and will be reading many more. Once the stories all come together? WOW! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

    30. Riveting readThis is a riveting and heart wrenching story with a semi happy and somewhat sad very unexpected twist at the end. It is vividly brought to your mind and gives you pictures you will not be able to forget.

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