Have you ever fallen madly in love with someone who toyed with your emotions, shattered your heart, and left you to pick up the pieces? Whether you’re a novice, an intermediate, or seasoned individual on the relationship scene, the common thread is relationships can bring out the best and worst in human beings. This truth is at the essence of Penelope’s Purple Passions. The book metaphorically borrows the emergence process of a butterfly to take readers on a journey of how innocent love starts out pure, gets exposed to pain, and uses the experiences to grow in the knowledge of self and love. Author Penelope Chaisson uses lessons from her personal roller coaster experiences and three decades of poetry writing to show different ways of turning a seemingly negative situation into a positive one. If you’re at the intersection of love and hurt and need directions to the path of transformation, this is the book for you. Penelope passionately paints pictures with words to convey that love is a beautiful struggle.