Rochelle Alers' Butterfly is a sweeping drama of Seneca Houston. Seneca comes from a middle-class family in upstate New York with a controlling Mom, a genius brother, a cute baby sister and a warm nurturing Dad.
Where's the conflict? Everywhere!
- Seneca vs. her mother's fear and jealousy
- Seneca vs. her sister's envy
- Seneca vs. her own personal demons (fear of success, intimacy, men, being controlled, getting pregnant…)
Seneca's fears may seem commonplace however when you're an-up-and-coming international supermodel her fears take on a life of their own. At eighteen, Seneca was studying at NYU as a film & theatre major. However, a model-turned-photographer, Leon Mitchell, felt she should be in front of the cameras not behind them. After three years doing catalog work, Leon convinced her to meet a high-powered agent, Booth Gordon; and that, shall we say, is history. Seneca Houston was reborn as Butterfly who glides down the runway.
Her personal life wasn't quite as golden as her blossoming career. Take a ride with Seneca and read about the seedier side of the glamorous world of high-fashion modeling. Tag along through all of Seneca's up's and down's in this slow-moderately paced book.
If you enjoy romances with well-developed characters, realistic dialogue and a hankering to read about male eye-candy then Butterfly's for you!
Rating: 3.5 Blogairy Notebooks