A Butterfly in Winter is another once-in-a-generation love story by best-selling author Alene Roberts. The unique and unpredictable plot of this gripping novel introduces us to two of her most unforgettable characters: Agnes McBride and Lucas Barnes.
A diminutive, legal package of dynamite, Aggie McBride has earned the media description of "The Iron Butterfly." This beautiful, never married, thirty-one-year-old lawyer believes her view, that 'men are never to be trusted,' is the secret to her success both in and out of the courtroom. That is, until she confronts a legal problem of her own making.
Returning to Dallas from a trip, Aggie finds one of the attorneys in her firm has taken, and won, a case which violates her deepest held beliefs in the sanctity of life. Her determination to right this wrong plunges her into an examination of her past and sends her in search of present day solutions. What she finds causes her to question some of her own long-held feminist views.
Concluding that desperate measures are needed to bring her life back into focus, she decides to take a sabbatical from her practice. Out of the blue comes an offer to use her avocation, gourmet cooking. Accepting the challenge of cooking for the wealthy, volatile and complex Luke Barnes, she leaves Dallas to relocate in Austin, Texas.
There she enters a world that brings her past, present and future together in a series of startling revelations.
The electricity generated between Aggie McBride and Luke Barnes, two strong-willed people, ignites a relationship that will keep you, the reader, on the edge of your seat.
This powerful book is a must read for romantics of all ages--young and old. A soul satisfying, uplifting story, that is filled with the deep and eternal truths of life. [publisher's blurb]