Chasing the Butterfly

"Award-winning Chasing the Butterfly is an inspiring debut novel of love and forgiveness that weaves a fascinating tale and beautiful imagery to trace a young woman's journey through war and betrayal to healing and restoration." - Henry McLaughlin, award-winning fiction author

From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella's journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman's struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love, the visual metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed.

Jayme H Mansfield

About Jayme H Mansfield (Denver, Colorado Author)

Jayme H Mansfield

Jayme H. Mansfield is an author, artist, and educator—and feels a bit incomplete when she’s not juggling all three balls. An award-winning author, her debut book Chasing the Butterfly, is a book club favorite and Amazon bestseller. Her next novel, RUSH, releases November 1, 2017.

Jayme lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her four “boys” – three hungry, hockey playing sons and a big kid husband, and a very needy Golden Retriever who steals paintbrushes and demands walks. When she isn’t writing, she teaches art to children and adults at her long-time art studio, Piggy Toes.

She loves to hide in her studio to escape the mayhem, and travels with her characters to faraway places and long ago times. If you’re itching to journey to Paris and Provence, or saddle up and head west in her upcoming book, please visit Jayme’s website at and You can also tweet her @Jaymemansfield and check out her lively boards on Pinterest.

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