The Butterfly Dynasty series by Robert Barclay

Novelist Robert Barclay

STORIES MATTER

Book cover for a new favourite Australian author Robert Barclay new novel

THE DIARY OF KATY YEHONALA

Nominated for the 2022 Miles Franklin Award – A sweeping saga of three generations of extraordinary women whose lives were forged in the bloodiest era of Chinese history. Three women who lifted their gaze beyond their turbulent past, each to fulfil unique destinies..

The first is a proud matriarch who believes honouring family is worth any sacrifice.

The second senses destiny’s hand tugging her sleeve in a love story for all time.

The third soars to breathtaking heights on the world stage, a mother’s selfless love beneath her wings.

THE GIRL IN THE ORPHANAGE

The news shatters Katy Yehonala’s world. Her husband, Simon, has been murdered in a remote Cambodian border township. What was he doing there?

She discovers an unfinished manuscript called Chavy’s Story hinting at Simon’s secretive work and tells the harrowing story of a young village girl trafficked for sex. Katy and Clara travel to Cambodia in search of answers.

The riddles buried in the pages of Chavy’s Story unmask a forgotten horror from Katy’s childhood, and for Clara, a beautiful Italian charity worker threatens to upset a lifetime of modesty. 
Chavy’s Story will change Katy and Clara’s lives forever

COMING IN 2023

THE BODY SHOP

A searing story of love, glamour and brutality (March, 2023)

From the bucolic Hampshire villages of Jane Austen to the steamy rainforests of Borneo, Katy and Clara Yehonala join a new heroine to confront the devastating price the world pays for beauty.

The Body Shop dances across the glamorous fashion capitals of the world and treads the horrific, secret world of corporations in the prehistoric rainforests of Kalimantan revealing the grim world of human rights abuses and rainforest bastardry.

The climax will leave two mothers uplifted by their magnificent daughters and facing loss that must be endured like the rivers tell time, not the clocks.

There are monsters as well as angels in this life

cover of butterfly dynasty book with girl walking away

ECHOES OF BUTTERFLIES

The dramatic conclusion to The Butterfly Dynasty Series (Nov, 2023)

Thank you to all my wonderful readers who have messaged me and reviewed the series. I am so happy you have been involved in the stories and the lives of my heroines, Katy and Clara Yehonala.

For the astute ones (and of course I am referring to you all) you are no doubt picking up the clues about how the series might end from the second book and will more so from the third book when it is released in March. Be prepared for surprises…

I would be delighted to share the draft chapters for Echoes of Butterflies for your comments and critique as the story is written.

To get involved – and perhaps even see your ideas in the final novel – please leave your email below and join my book club.

CLARA'S MUSIC

CLARA YEHONALA PLAYS CHOPIN

Enjoy the beautiful Chopin Nocturne Opus 9, Number 2 as our gift to you.

I hope you enjoy reading the excerpts from my novels. Please leave your email below to have the opportunity to read pre-publication drafts and have your ideas included in these wonderful stories.

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“Masterful and gripping, as if the author anticipates everything we as readers will demand and he delivers…Exceptional follow on to The Diary of Katy Yehonala…”
Kelly, Indiebook Reviewer