Book Reviews of Butterfly (Butterfly, Bk 1)

Butterfly (Butterfly, Bk 1)
Butterfly - Butterfly, Bk 1
Author: Kathryn Harvey
ISBN-13: 9780380708352
ISBN-10: 0380708353
Publication Date: 6/1995
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I purchased this book at a Goodwill for 10 cents because it sounded interesting. This is one of the best books I have ever read. This book is about a young girl who started out with the worst life possible and decided to do something about it. She becomes an Oprah type persona with a deep secret. The deep secret comes in the form of a Billy Graham persona who has his own secrets. The main character is a fighter and after all of the bad stuff that happens to her, you want her to get the revenge she so richly deserves without destroying the empire she's built for herself along the way. The main male character is a snake and you hope he gets what he deserves. This story was well written. The plot is full of unexpected twists and turns. It was difficult to put down. The characters are more than well developed and you feel a connection with each. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I was checking out the new books listed today and "Butterfly" was one. I read this book several years ago and it was so awesome! Great page turner and the characters actually "live" as if you were watching them play their roles. A must read!! Two Thumbs up!
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Helpful Score: 3
I just read this book, and although it is not in the genre I usually read, I enjoyed it very much. There are two interconnected plots---one about a "house of pleasure" for women, and the other about a charismatic preacher similar to many going today who is thoroughly rotten underneath, and the effort for him to get what he deserves.
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Helpful Score: 2
THIS BOOK WAS GREAT WITH ONE SURPRISE AFTER THE OTHER.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting concept - a women's fantasy club. Fun, sexy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
i thought this would be just another romance type book but i was so wrong. I was STUNNED by this book, its amazing. i think everyone should read it. definatly a favorite. the back says "joan collins could learn a thing or two from novelist kathryn harvey" from the chicago tribune
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this when it was first published back in 1988 & thought it was the steamiest book I'd ever read. And a great story too. I recently decided to read it again to see if my opinion f it had changed over the years, and it hasn't! This is one steamy novel with a great plot. Well done.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my grandmothers favorites. She loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
"Every womans ultimate fantasy!"
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Helpful Score: 1
Very very good book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good novel about one woman's revenge and how far she will go to achieve it. Keeps your interest and has a some surprises along the way.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read!! Every woman's fantasy fulfilled!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good read!
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This is a older book that I found in my Mother's closet. I almost didn't read it but found it very good. I am so glad I read it now.
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great book.liked it alot.a good read.
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This has to be one of my favorite books. I read it straight through with no interruptions and the ending was excellent and unexpected. It was a perfect story throughout with amazing characters and plot build-up. I recommend this for anyone who loves a good revenge story.
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I truly enjoyed this book. All I can say is you go girl!
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Great story about a strong woman who gets her revenge in the end. Highly recommended!
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I had read this book before I got it here, and it was again truly a delight. It is raw and beautifully done.
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I read this book almost every summer since I got it 14 years ago. It is fantastic book that I can't put down whenever I read it. If only Kathryn Harvey wrote more books like it!!
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A typical 80s romance book
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Possibly one of my favorite books of all time. Bordering on erotica, this book takes the whorehouse to the other side of the fence. Men are now on sale after been trained in the arts of the bedroom. The emotions were realistically woven.

With the novelty of the men on sale instead of women, one might think that the book might lack in a solid plot but author Kathryn Harvey weaves the heart-engaging story of the woman behind the men and the corruption that she spends a lifetime to reveal to the world.

I loved the premise. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I loved how the plot wove so many different elements, people and events into one beautiful conceived and executed whole.
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One of the best books I have ever read. I recommend this book.
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A great read with powerful women and their need to be loved and have things their way without being judged or being thought too powerful. Storyline is wonderful, great plots and the pace keeps you turning the pages!
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Love, hate, sex, scandal, this novel has it all. Two plots intertwine to form a page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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Very well written with great story line about the main character's life. Great ending as well.
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What a naughty book! Lots of sex...but I have to say it is written with very good taste, not offensive at all. In fact, I decided to read the sequel right away! The plot centers on a young girl who grows into adulthood with only one thing on her mind: revenge on the man who turned her into a prostitute and forced her to abort her baby when she was a helpless teen. There is a lot of suspense and intrigue as she plots and plans toward this goal. I liked the author's treatment of the subject and style of writing. Very mature content, but no foul language or crudeness in it.
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Great book
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Above an exclusive men's store on Todeo Drive there is a private club called Butterfly, where women are free to act out their secret erotic fantasies...
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Above an exclusive men's store on Rodeo Drive there is a private club called Butterfly, where women are free to act out their secret erotic fantasies. Only the most beautiful and powerful women in Beverly Hills are invited to join.
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Above an exclusive men's stoe on Rodeo Drive there is a private club called Butterfly, where women are free to act out their secret erotic fantasies. Only the most beautiful and powerful women in Beverly Hills are invited to join..
JESSICA - The lawyer, who longs for the days when men were men, and women dressed to please them.
TRUDIE - The builder, who wants a man who will challenge her-all of her- with no holds barred
LINDA - The surgeon, who uses masks to unmask the desires she hides even from herself
But the most mysteriuos of them all is the woman who created Butterfly. She has changed her name, her accent, even her face to hide her true identity. And now she is about to reveal everything to realize the dream that has driven her since childhood-the secret obsession that will carry her beyond ecstasy, or destroy her and everyone around her!!