Butterfly Palace

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 151 ratings

Butterfly Palace Publisher's Summary

Elegance and wealth. Privilege and politics. The extravagance of the Butterfly Palace overwhelmed Lily’s senses and nearly smothered her painful memories. She pushed away her misgivings.... She was perfectly safe in this huge house.

Austin, Texas - 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and her mistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily’s new life will be, if nothing else, distracting. But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith’s son...sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does not acknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling, flabbergasted, and irate. But before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How can she know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits and deceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?

©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson
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  • Book 1

    • Butterfly Palace

    • By: Colleen Coble
    • Narrated by: Devon O'Day
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Austin, Texas - 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and her mistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily’s new life will be, if nothing else, distracting. But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith’s son...sitting among the distinguished guests.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MIXED FEELINGS

    • By Jennifer on 09-04-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Bluebonnet Bride

    • A Butterfly Palace Story
    • By: Colleen Coble
    • Narrated by: Pam Turlow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    At the turn of the 20th century, Elli Korpela boarded The Baltic as a mail-order bride. But the threat she thought she was escaping somehow followed her to America... Escaping a forced engagement, Elli sought refuge in an arranged, mail-order marriage. Her betrothed is a Texan named Nathan White. As she glimpses her future husband and his darling niece at the train station, she instantly knows her risk will prove the best decision she’s ever made.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nice story

    • By Belle on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $8.49