Based on a true story, debut author Dori Scarano draws you in deep with raw emotion and the tenderness of losing her mother. Even the warm Autumn breeze of Southern California can't calm the chill that grips Carly Summer when she learns of her dear mother Millie's daunting—and likely hopeless—battle with stage IV cancer.
Leaving the California coast behind, along with her dubious love life, Carly treks back to her New Jersey roots to face the realities of impending loss and three grown sisters teetering on the brink of the worst kind of heartbreak. The author keeps you engaged with anger, diversion, laughter, tears, blame and fear as the vulnerable remnants of the Summer household emerge into a new understanding of the bonds of sisterhood and their ability to weather the storms life churns their way. Millie’s intents on claiming her “mansion” in heaven and her promise to send Carly a sign to let her loving daughter know she’d made it safely though the pearly gates keeps you on the edge of your seat. Sign or no sign.. it’s time for the Summer sisters to pull together... or forever be torn apart.
"Millie's Butterflies" is a navigational road map for mending hearts, restoring relationships and finding the courage to let go.