The Patron Saint or Butterflies
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- United States
More informationBest friends Agnes and Honey live at Mount Blessing, a religious commune. Agnes lives with her parents, and her little brother Benny. Honey, abandoned at birth, stays with Winky, the groundskeeper.
The commune, headed by the charismatic Emmanuel, is orderly, well run. But its hiding a dark secret, a secret discovered by Agnes's grandmother, Nana Pete, on her annual visit.
When a medical emergency forces Nana Pete into action the girls begin a painful journey of discovery that threatens to break their bond forever.
Inspired by the author's own experiences, this is a powerful novel of faith and betrayal, loss and redemption.