Butterfly Palace

Un libro in lingua di Colleen Coble edito da Thomas Nelson Inc, 2014

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Eleganceand wealth. Privilege and politics. The extravagance of the Butterfly Palaceoverwhelmed Lily’s senses and nearly smothered her painful memories. She pushedaway 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 ofher mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austinfor a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in theirluxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and hermistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily’s new life will be, if nothingelse, distracting.

But onenight, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandonedher, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith’s son . . .sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does notacknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling, flabbergasted, andirate.

Butbefore she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swervesvery close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having cometo Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How canshe know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits anddeceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?

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