“Butterfly Palace” by Colleen Coble, book review
1904, Austin, TX. Lilly has had so much disappointment in her life, but she is determined to keep going. Her father was killed in a tragic fire when she was young, and now her mother has died. She is grateful for the position she has obtained in the Marshall family mansion. While she has never been in service before, she quickly learns her job and is able to help the mistress with her hair and dressing.
At a fancy dinner party she sees Andy. She has not seen him in 4 long years, since the night her father died. What is he doing here? Now? And why is everyone calling him Drew? Drew makes himself known to her, and makes her keep his secret: he is working for the secret service to uncover a counterfeit money operation.
This is a well written novel, with a lot of detail to the characters, fashion, and butterflies- that the master of the mansion collects. I enjoyed the book and was able to easily read and get caught up in the flow of the story.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.