Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain

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One of the great natural scientists of her age, Eleanor Glanville was a woman ahead of her time-the beautiful daughter of a seventeenth-century Puritan nobleman whose unconventional passions scandalized society. Her life was marked by two reckless preoccupations: a fascination with science-especially the study of butterflies-and a tempestuous love affair with the dashing soldier Richard Glanville that nearly cost her everything she held dear.


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FIONA MOUNTAIN lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and children.
Published July 15, 2010 by Berkley. 532 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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A lady lepidopterist may seem an unlikely real-life subject for historical romance, but Mountain (Bloodline ) makes it work in this first-person account of the life of Eleanor Glanville, the late 17th-century naturalist accused of madness because of her devotion to studying butterflies.

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Eleanor Glanville's story is real from her marriages, her children, her community's treatment of her love of butterflies, and the studies she made of butterflies.

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Thus, Miss Eleanor with her “gold curls bouncing” falls in love with the first man she meets, only to fall more desperately in love with the petulant second one, only to half-fall in love with a perfect third while still feeling guilty about the first and the second—well, you get the picture.

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