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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:333
  • eBook ISBN:9781624885570

Butterfly Rhapsody (A Story of Success, Love, Abuse)

by Judy Lubao

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Overview
Baltimore's successful and popular classical pianist, Megan McNevin, falls in love with the son of Maryland's most prominent political family. Handsome Dwight Dyer is trendy, fashionable and influential among his peers but harbors a secret: an insatiable desire to control, abuse and dominate women. After a whirlwind romance and newsworthy wedding, the romantic honeymoon Megan dreamed of is shattered when she discovers her husband's obsession and consequently becomes victim to his ongoing abuse. The newlyweds move into a posh condominium complex near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where neighbor Dr. Josh Harvey hears and later bears witness to the dispensing cruelties Megan endures. Meeting by chance, Megan and Josh develop a close friendship over coffee at a local book and coffee shop. Destined to leave Baltimore to practice medicine in Boston, Josh who has fallen in love with Megan, begs her to join him at the conclusion of her European concert tour. His offer is tempting, but she refuses to avoid further chaos, or worse, a impending tragedy. Twenty-four hours after her triimphant return from Europe the lives of Megan, Dwight and Josh dramatically changes. Fate and a failed phone call lead Megan and Josh on separate but remarkable journeys. Megan's catastrophic injury, musical endeavors, love lost and love promised are challenges confronted as she pursues her search for stability in her profession and private life.
Description
Baltimore's successful and popular classical pianist, Megan McNevin, fell in love with the son of Maryland's most prominent politcal family. Rich and handsome, Dwight Dyer is trendy, fashionable and influential among his peers but harbors a sinister secret: a desire to control, abuse and dominate women. After a whirlwind romance and newsworthy wedding, the romantic honeymoon Megan dreamed of is shattered when discovering her husband's obssess and consequently becomes victim to his ongoing abuse. Thew newlyweds move into a posh condominium near Baltimore's well-known Inner Harbor. Their neighbor, Dr. Josh Harvey hears and later bears witness to the cruelties Megan endures. Megan and Josh meet by chance and a friendship develops over coffee at a local book and coffee shop. Detined to practice medicine in Boston, Josh who is deeply in love with Megan, begs her to join him at the conclusion of her European concert tour. His offer is tempting but she refuses to avoid further marital chaos, or worse, an impending tragedy. Twenty-four hours after her triumphant return from Europe the lives of Megan, Dwight and Josh change drastically. Fate and a failed phone call lead Megan and Josh on separate but remarkable journeys. Megan's catastrophic injury, musical endeavors, love lost and love promised are challenges confronted in her pursuit to find stability in both her professional and private life. A host of colorful characters are interwoven into this romantic tale: Margie Saunders, Megan's gregarious agent, kind and gracious Senator Carlton Dyer and his pompous wife, Juliette; Tom Michaels, Dwight's longtime friend; Aunt Louisa, beloved aunt of Dr. Josh Harvey, Suzanne Browning, loving mother of an autistic son; vivacious Leona Martinez, companion and close friend; genious lyricist Lenny Layton; charming Conor Taite of the renowned Taite Tenors and Fremin, a young talented pianist who unknowingly teaches Megan a valuable lession in life.
About the author
Call me a "late bloomer!" I am a retired medical secretary but have been busy writing several poetic children's stories for my grandchildren. Two stories, "A Donkey's Tale" and "The Lonely Christmas Tree) were published in 2008. In 2010, I co-authored an epic story, "Farewell My China" based on a true story. I am presently working on a story from the Old Testament called, "Tobit."
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