Back in November when my life starting getting a little hairy exercise fell right off of my ‘to do’ list. For three years I had basically exercised 50 minutes a day/six days a week. Close your eyes and imagine what has happened to my body in the past three months? Not a pretty picture; you might even say scary!!!! The thought of getting back on my recumbent bike actually freaked me out. Would fifty minutes leave me wheezing like an overweight bulldog?
I racked my brain trying to come up with some incentive (non food related, of course). Finally I picked up my Kindle and dove into a book that I had downloaded months ago. After putting on oversized sweatpants and a huge shirt I plunked myself down on the bike. The good news? I survived a forty-five minute workout (I quit a little early because my boys were begging for lunch). The better news? I became absolutely engrossed in a story that I wouldn’t normally pick up. For the most part I’m a traditional reader. Going outside my comfort zone doesn’t happen often. THIS BOOK WAS WORTH IT! Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight is an emotional rollercoaster. Ms. Knight is an author I love, but this story was a departure from her normal genre. She weaves characters that will stay with you for a very long time. I waited almost six months to read this book; when I orginally purcahsed it I knew I had to be in the right state of mind. So I waited. And waited. And waited. I’m not going to provide a synopsis here (there are plenty of places that will do a better job than I can). But if you need a book that will grab you emotionally…check out Butterfly Tattoo. Deidre Knight deserves every ounce of praise she receives for this work!!!!