The Laurelhurst Chronicles Saga

From the bestselling author on Amazon comes a saga series with characters that will become like family.

Praise for The Laurelhurst Chronicles!

“This couple was a real match set in heaven and I was rooting for them through all of their ups and downs and near break-ups. What I also appreciated in this novel was how fleshed out each character was, including Henry’s sister Kate who struggled with alcoholism due to her unhealthy relationship with her mother. These little psychological bits inserted here and there made the story even more interesting to read. I love it when characters have their flaws and backstories, and Ms. Butler is certainly a master of characterization and demonstrating how they can grow and change before the reader’s eyes.” USA Today Bestselling Author Ellie Midwood on Before the Flood

“The combination of superstition together with a psychological cat and mouse game between several of the main characters kept me wanting to know more. I look forward to reading the next in the series. A great read.”  USA Today Bestselling author Kathryn Guaci on The Broken Tree

Coming in June 2020!

1968. Two mothers living polar opposite lives, yet united by a common thread. Forcibly separated from their children and the ones they love, these two women will forge new paths to reclaim themselves, finding it in the most unexpected of places.

Kate. The quintessential society girl, Kate has been a mainstay on Swinging London’s party circuit for years. As her old vices of alcohol and drugs consume her pain from yet another failed marriage, Kate finds herself left to her own devices as Lord Elliott Cutterworth, a master architect of chaos, kicks her out of her home and takes custody of their daughter, Violet.  Kate is plunged into the seedy underbelly of London, and must figure out a way to reclaim her life and get her daughter back. Determined to start anew, she finds assistance in her reluctant brother-in-law (and the one that got away), all while trying to stay away from Elliott’s evil clutches, lest she becomes yet another person to mysteriously disappear..

Lydie.  When Lydie and her husband Henry discover that their youngest son, Cole, can’t speak beyond the mind of an infant, it leads them down a path of a revolving door of doctors visits. Faced with institutionalization of her baby boy, Lydie enters into a deep sea of depression, and her once loving marriage to Henry is in jeopardy.  After a lengthy series of ECT treatments at another hospital leaves her memory in tatters, Lydie is sent to the famed Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.
When Lydie’s brother Edward and long lost childhood friend, Kit Alderley, come to visit her in Kansas, it opens a new set of problems. Will she make peace with her estranged brother, and will Kit’s presence spell more trouble for Henry and Lydie’s marriage, or will he reconcile them all? 

Poignantly beautiful yet at times gritty, Out of Night mirrors the decade of the 1960s as innocence is lost, confusion abounds, yet hope is always on the horizon.

The third installment of the Cavert family chronicles returns to Laurelhurst. Will a long lost secret from three hundred years ago spell ruin for the Cavert family?
Historical romance in 1940s New York with a hint of noir. You will root for Henry and Lydie in the second book of the Laurelhurst Chronicles. Will their pasts come back to haunt them?

The book that started it all. Gothic fiction set during the Second World War. Can Lydie escape the sinister plans of her uncle and his cronies, or will she too become one of Laurelhurst’s secrets? For fans of The Secret Garden, Jane Eyre, Jamaica Inn, and Silas Marner.