Praise for Color Me Butterfly

Raw, gritty . . . A powerful book about a subject that, all too often, goes undisclosed. Marlow, has, by writing personally, taken us inside a world that few ever see."
-- The Norman Transcript

“One of my top five all-time favorite books (and I’ve read a lot of books) . . . The beauty of this book, however, is in Marlow’s ability to paint a picture with her words.”
-- Kathy Linton, Book Reviewer

Lyrical . . . Thought provoking and emotionally wrenching . . . an unflinching account of a family's history and the strong women who overcame decades of abuse."
-- The Manhattan Mercury

"Powerful . . . Color Me Butterfly should definately be a movie."
-- Literary World

"Read Color Me Butterfly and you will be empowered in ways you never knew still exists."
-- Idrissa Uqdah, African American Literature Book Club (

“Readers are left with a sense of hope . . .  a book about making peace with the past, learning from it, and moving on . . .  a story of self-actualization, courage and acceptance.”

"Remarkable . . . Powerful . . . A brave story to tell."
-- Indigo

"A story of hope, courage and prevailing love."
-- Arcadia Chronicles

"The stories of the women were moving and captivating . . . Remarkable, timely and inspirational."
-- Irene Prokop, Executive Director, Creative Nonfiction Mentoring Program

"Very moving . . . a great book club title."
-- Rachel Buck, Youth Services Librarian

“Engaging and inspiring . . . a definite buy for my shelves.”
-- Connie Rice, Library Media Specialist

“I couldn’t put this book down and read it on my lunch hour and both my ten minute breaks . . . Every woman should read this book!”
-- Mel Barnes, Bookseller

"A beautifully written and emotionally gripping saga . . .   The reader's heart will go out to each of these women.  A great read and discussion for book clubs."
-- Gwen Richardson,

"A literary classic . . .  The courage it took to write this amazing book and the wisdom of each generation represented is impeccable.  This book is a source of encouragement for anyone who is trapped in the web of abuse."
-- Lynel Johnson Washington, Freelance Editor