The Caged Butterfly

By Marian L. Thomas

The Caged Butterfly: What Reviewers Have To Say


"Powerfully evocative and winding in its story of uncertain connections and alienation, The Caged Butterfly will delight women's fiction readers who seek strong multicultural stories of enlightenment, and family connections honed through generations of interaction and self-examination." D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review on The Caged Butterfly


"The Caged Butterfly by author Marian L. Thomas is the heartrending story of the Mayfield/Taylor family spanning four generations ranging from the 1930s-1990s. While the character-driven plot touches on relevant social issues...ultimately it is a story of love and forgiveness... Every so often, I have the pleasure of getting lost in a book that I know will stay with me. The author's writing style pulls in the reader and seamlessly weaves the plot between generations and different geographical cultures. Rich in dialogue and featuring a memorable cast of well-developed characters...I'm pleased to give this well-written book 4 out of 4 stars. The intricate plot will appeal to an eclectic audience. Readers who enjoy books about family relationships and related social issues will appreciate it. Fans of The Help will likely enjoy this book, too."~ Celilia_L, Book Reviewer on The Caged Butterfly

Women's Fiction: The Caged Butterfly 


An Epic Tale Of Fearless Love, Family Secrets, and Deadly Obsessions!

The Caged Butterfly, a USA Best Book Award Winner, is a captivating, epic tale that spans over seven decades! A single act of passion reverberates through four generations as they each find romance, suffer heartbreak, and learn to love themselves for who they are.

On one autumn night in 1949, Addie Mayfield fell for the irresistible red curls and vibrant green eyes of a young man from the other side of the railroad tracks. The consequences of their love have lasting effects.

Known as one of the greatest white jazz pianists in New York, Timmy Taylor never had a reason to question his identity until truth and betrayal strike.

Beautiful and talented, Nina Taylor inherited her father's talent, but not his white skin. Certain that's how he made it big, she dives deep into a deadly obsession.

Marian L. Thomas delivers a heart-pounding story of building hope, finding love, and embracing your true identity that spans across four generations and three states--Georgia, Chicago, and New York.

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Settle in for a sweeping drama.

A simple/not simple at all way to describe The Caged Butterfly would be Gone With the Wind meets Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.  There was a sweeping sense to the story that felt vaguely Legends of the Fall ish. 

Faith Lee - Amazon

The story is beautiful, heart-warming, and heartbreaking at the same time. It depicts the immense love that a mother has for her child, the sacrifices a grandmother makes for her grandchild, a love that can defy stereotypes and overcome cultural and social barriers

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