The Iron Butterfly Cover

Thanks to those readers who signed up for the book giveaways. For those who did not win, I’m offering “The Iron Butterfly” at $14.95, a discount of 21% from the original price for a limited time only in honor of Grandparents Day (Sept. 13). My grandmother is the inspiration for “The Iron Butterfly” which is based on my grandmother’s life. So if you miss your chance to win the book giveaways, here is another chance for you to read “The Iron Butterfly” at discounted price. Available at – and Create Space bookstore –

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died in the pre-WWII era. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. She then finds herself in a new adventure but not all is rosy. As her children grow up, she is faced with new dilemma about her children’s changing attitudes towards married life.

Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

An inspiring story of faith, hope and daring ambition.