"Ms. Thomas took me on a bittersweet journey of faith, hope, and love that endures in spite of all the barriers we put in its way.This novel is truly encouraging and heartfelt, and I felt the love through the pages." - Lauren Stafford, Seattle Book Review
"Not too often have I experienced reading a novel that fearlessly exposes the realities of race, unconditional love, pain, trust, infidelity, and forgiveness, all combined into one very realistic and relatable plot. It is amazing how words put on a page can be crafted in such a way as to reveal to the reader the dialect, cultural norms, and behavior of the characters. The journey the plot took into the past also gave the reader an opportunity to construct images of each character in order to reveal what the author was trying to portray about these characters later in the text. Author Marian L. Thomas was not afraid to touch on the sensitive subjects of damaged relationships, sexual assault, violence, and loss. I Believe in Butterflies comes highly recommended. You will definitely not be disappointed." - Sandra Price Blyden, San Francisco Book Review
"As bridges between the past and future are formed, readers will be swept along in the rising tide of emotion and discovery framed by a powerful saga of black lives and family ties, transformed by truth."-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"This book had the soul of our grandmother's stories, and you can recognize the wistfulness of wanting to change back time, to get back some years....to not have life be full of regrets. Thomas took me on a journey that these three women take, and I believe I am all the wiser for it. I could read the insecurities of my youth through Lorraine. In Honour's words, I could see a life full of regrets. And in Emma Lee's wisdom and brashness, I saw a mama who wanted to protect her child from the world." -Leila Tualla, Author of Love Defined
"Congrats to Author Marian L. Thomas. I Believe In Butterflies, looks like it's going to be a great dramatic read." - Emine SARI (Award-Winning Singer / Songwriter, European Cultural Ambassador)
"Looking forward to the release of I Believe In Butterflies by Marian L. Thomas." - Jeremiah Foster, TMN Magazine, Editor-in-Chief
From the Author
My greatest fear is that my imagination will go on vacation. My solution...Keep writing. Keep feeding my imagination with the beauty of life. From my imagination, came the story of three women. From life, came their journey.