Juan Pablo and the Butterflies

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies is a powerful suspense story inspired by the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into our country.

 

Juan Pablo, a brilliant classical violinist, lives in El Rosario, Mexico’s Butterfly sanctuary. His grandmother Elena is the local medicine woman. The story opens with a bang: a group of narco-traffickers have posted banners signaling a takeover of their town. El Rosario is turned into a ghost town, but Juan Pablo must remain, as his grandmother has fallen gravely ill. His best friend Rocio and her grandfather (who owns the local cantina) stay as well, to help Juan Pablo care for the old woman they all love. Just before Elena dies, she makes a startling announcement: she tells Juan Pablo it is time for him to follow the migration of the butterflies north--up through Baja into the United States and all the way to Pacific Grove, CA, another butterfly sanctuary, where she says someone will be waiting for him. Who this is becomes one of the mysteries fueling the novel.

After shooting up the town, the droguistas take over the cantina, demanding food and discovering Rocio hiding in the upstairs apartment. Juan Pablo must save his best friend and the love of his life. In desperation he uses one of his abuela’s poisons and inadvertently kills eight men. An epic chase begins, one that puts Juan Pablo and Rocio in constant danger on the ever so suspenseful journey north.

Did I mention the story rips beginning to end?

A strong spiritual element is woven throughout the narrative, emerging as Elena’s unique, wise and sometimes comical understanding of the world guides our two heroes on the treacherous journey north. The spiritual element provides a strong counterpoint to the devastation, violence and ruined lives brought by the drug cartels operations on both sides of the border.

JJ Flowers

(Previous novels: Jennifer Horsman)
Latest novel:

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies

(Simon & Schuster, May 9th, 2017)

Available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

All royalties go to the
dudamelfoundation.org and saveourmonarchs.org


jaejflowers@gmail.com

Publisher: Simon Pulse | Available: Kindle, Hardcover

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