Winner of 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival
At fifty-eight, Magnolia Gardner Winston needs to find answers to a lifetime of questions. Before his death, Ashton, her lost love, contacted her with an enigmatic phone call that continues to haunt her. Ashton’s twin brother Franklin has the answers Magnolia needs, but he’s being infuriatingly obtuse.
At the same time, Magnolia discovers a secret that shakes her entire life. The daughter she once thought dead is alive and now a woman in her forties.
What connection, if any, does Ashton’s final message have with Magnolia’s lost child? And who is the silent man she sees every night staring at her house, his features hidden by the dark and shadowed by the glow of his cigarette? Does he pose a threat to Magnolia or the two foster children under her care? Every question seems to spawn new mysteries, but Magnolia needs to know the truth, no matter the cost.
A novel of suspense, lost loves, and reconciliation with the wrongs of the past, Jamie Elizabeth Tingen’s Betrayed by a Butterfly offers a complex tale filled with twists, turns, multiple plotlines, and complicated, realistic characters reminiscent of the work of Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts.
“Another edge-of-your-seat page turner from Jamie Elizabeth Tingen! The characters and emotions in this sequel to Butterfly Messages are so real you’ll feel your heart skip and your blood run cold as you wind your way through the web of deceit, romance, and mystery.” – Connie Hammond