In the Butterfly Kingdom There is Kindness

This is the second book in the series In the Butterfly Kingdom books. The royal family is busy in the garden continuing to help others. The inspiration for writing this book comes from the scripture verse Galatians 5:22""23, which is the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. King Monarch and Queen Alexandra have decided to have another baby, and they are very happy to have a beautiful little girl, and they have named her Princess Jacqueline. Prince Joey and Prince Nicolas are excited to have a sister as well, and they enjoy spending their days together in the garden playing their instruments with one another. Prince Joey and Prince Nicholas enjoy playing the drums, and Princess Jacqueline likes to play the guitar. They were very busy practicing each day for the big concert they were going to have for everyone who lives in the garden. Princess Jacqueline encounters a moth that treats one of her friends unkindly just because her wings are a different color from the other butterflies. Princess Jacqueline who has eaten the special fruit from the Blessing Tree is filled with kindness and knows what she must do.

The story line is about acceptance of others and also choosing to forgive when we have been offended so that we can become better not bitter. It is written in a lighthearted manner to help children understand acceptance of others despite our differences and to be kind to one another. It is Laura's hope and desire for everyone who reads this story to arrive with an understanding in their hearts and minds that we are all different, but also emerge from the wisdom in knowing that we all have a deep desire to be loved, accepted, and to be treated with the utmost of kindness. The main character, Princess Jacqueline, who is featured in this story, is named after the author's granddaughter; and she has personalized the butterfly to reflect her and fruit of the spirit kindness that she sees inside her. Laura believes that if we sow seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, we will always produce good fruit.

--Laura L. Thompson

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