Butterfly Wish is a story about friendship, love, loyalty, and betrayal. But it is mostly about unchecked human behavior in a mecca of sex and violence. Shane Brennan and Manny Veneto are stationed in the Republic of South Korea in 1963 when suddenly they are dragged into the dark world of sin and exploitation. The two men are serving in the United States Air Force when their world surprisingly changes forever. Fifty some odd years later they decide to return to South Korea to find forgiveness and resolution to their life-long struggle with guilt. What happens to them upon their return is extraordinary. The story-line is edgy and often brutal in its details.
Butterfly Wish is a moving, emotional and compelling story written by two authors called D. Davidson and R. Marcano. The story written throughout the book is a poignant one thanks to the many compelling and emotional themes explored. The multiple themes laced throughout the story are entirely weaved by the astounding storytellers, and the result is a fascinating, enchanting and breathtaking read that should not be missed.
Butterfly Wish is a military piece of fiction that weaves themes of romance and loss. The reader will follow two core characters who are Shane Brennan and Manny Veneto. Shane and Manny are stationed in South Korea in 1963, and while there they will be pulled into a dark and unsettling world in which ‘sin and exploitation’ are explored. The reader will follow them both during this time but also ‘fifty odd years later’ as they both return to South Korea to find themselves and seek forgiveness due to what happened and the guilt they feel associated with it. What happened? Well, you will have to read the superb book to find out!
The story of Butterfly Wish is honestly heartbreaking at points, and those who have served or are serving will be able to relate to the book in some way. The themes of the military and those who served during this time are flawlessly explored by the authors, and harrowing themes are also explored. The book may be heartbreaking at times but never do these themes deter readers; instead, the themes draw readers in more because it is a refreshing book that is not afraid to explore troubling topics and it is transparent. If you are a reader who like me, loves reading brutally honest books that explore themes many authors would run a mile from then Butterfly Wish is one of the best books of this kind because it does all of this and so much more.
The story of Butterfly Wish captivated me from the start to the very end. When I started to read Butterfly Wish, I felt myself being drawn into the story, even more, thanks to the intriguing and unpredictable plot. The plot of Butterfly Wish had me kept on edge because I had no idea where it would go or what would happen and this is because the superb authors of the book managed to keep the reader guessing with their twists and turns.
The exceptional authors D. Davidson and R. Marcano have done a superb job of building atmosphere throughout the book as well as entertaining readers with dramatic moments which are yes, shocking but also incredibly entertaining. Their literature is laced with hard-hitting literature and touching moments, and although these two approaches should not mesh well together, they do, and that is thanks to the talented author duo.
As Butterfly Wish is a sensational, dramatic and moving novel that should not be missed, I, of course, have to award the stellar read five stars! If you are looking for the next best military based fictional read, then Butterfly Wish is for you!
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