The Butterfly Room

Format: Hardcover, ebook, paperback
ISBN: 978-1529014983
Published: 2nd May 2019

A beautifully English family saga, with dramatic secrets from the past. Set in the idyllic coastal town of Southwold.

Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonising decision. Despite the memories the house holds, and the exquisite garden she has spent twenty-five years creating, the house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it.

Then a face appears from the past – Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken fifty years ago. Already struggling to cope with her son Sam’s inept business dealings, and the sudden reappearance of her younger son Nick after ten years in Australia, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie’s renewed affection. And unbeknown to Posy, Freddie – and Admiral House – have a devastating secret to reveal . . .

Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart-breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is the new spellbinding, multi-generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley.


‘Riley brings us a cast of exquisitely drawn characters and as you slip effortlessly into their lives and share their hopes, dreams and fears, prepare to be intrigued, moved to tears… and ultimately uplifted.’
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

‘A stunning, sophisticated, stupendous saga….’ Richard Madeley– Richard and Judy’s Autumn Book Club

‘The Butterfly Room is a real Forsythe Saga of a novel; layered, complex, fascinating and, in the end, deeply satisfying. Put your feet up, settle back, and enjoy.’ Judy Finnegan – Richard and Judy’s Autumn Book Club

Lucinda Riley is the queen of historical based family sagas. The Butterfly Room is a solid example of her ability to weave a complex family mystery around themes of war, secrets, lost love and emotion.
Mrs B’s Book Reviews

Full of surprises and twists this book is an epic and spellbinding read about love, loss and the chance of a new beginning. Lucinda Riley has produced another stunning and sublime book, a perfect read. Bookliterati, UK

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