In this "coming of age in middle age" love story, forty-something Nola Stevens slices open the afternoon mail and rips apart her secure, but tedious, life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father’s house to her husband’s house, never pausing long enough to acquaint herself with the woman she saw in the mirror every day. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband has moved on, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia’s sofa bed until further notice. When Malia is summoned home to Maui for her father’s seventy-fifth birthday, she persuades Nola to come along. Hawaii astounds her—non-stop sunshine, aloha spirit, and a half-naked sculptor who challenges her see it all, do it all, and love it all. “Mai Tai Butterfly” is a three-fold love story: love of a place, love of a man, and the love of 'living aloha' that makes Hawaii the best place on Earth to start over.