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Book: Butterfly Wish - A Doomed Interracial Love Affair Set in Post War South Korea by D. Davidson and R. Marcano

Book: Butterfly Wish - A Doomed Interracial Love Affair Set in Post War South Korea by D. Davidson and R. Marcano

categories: Book, War Story, South Korea, North Korea, Love, Military Vets, Military, US Military, Cultural Disparities, Historical Romance


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Author D. Davidsonabout this book: When we reach the twilight of our lives, we often reflect on the mistakes we made in our youth and the regrets, we have now. That is exactly what motivated my co-author and me to write "Butterfly Wish". Although it is a work of fiction, it's based loosely on our experiences—and what we saw and heard while serving in the Air Force in South Korea 1963. It is a historical/romance novel with a poignant message It is unforgiving in its telling. "Butterfly Wish" is a narrative that tells of the clash between two cultures and the struggles and misfortunes these two peoples are forced to endure. It is also a love story about one American airman and his unattainable love for a Korean woman. Through no fault of her own she is morally corrupt. "Butterfly Wish" could be considered a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy with no winners at the end. It is also the tale of the other American airman grappling with the loneliness and isolation of serving in the post war South Korea. The poverty and degradation the Korean people suffered was beyond the pale of human understanding. The title, "Butterfly Wish", was inspired through an incident that occurred while serving in South Korea. The reader may find a reason to cry, gasp and sometimes even laugh, while taking a journey through the pages of "Butterfly Wish".

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Butterfly Wish is a sweeping tale of love, loss and guilt in the aftermath of the Korean War. With painstaking detail and brutal honesty, D. Davidson and R. Marcano bring to life a story few know, but one that won't soon be forgotten.

Cara Lockwood,
USA Today best-selling author of "I Do (But I don't)"


Butterfly Wish is beautifully written and you will fall in love with these characters. If you have any connection whatsoever to the Republic of Korea, then you should definitely read Butterfly Wish. You will understand some of what our soldiers went through and still go through during this hardship tour. This is a rich and gripping story. It can be tense and dramatic too, but most of all, it is real.

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

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