7/17/2014

The Butterfly and the Violin

My Thoughts:
WOW! What a beautiful debut novel for Kristy Cambron. Honestly you would never have known this was her debut novel. She keeps two timelines flowing with great ease, her writing is often poetical, the imagery very real. Just a beautiful story, you will want to know what happened to Adele and how her story changed Sera's life.  Beautiful! 4.5 stars from this reviewer.
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The Butterfly and the Violin

by Kristy Cambron   
Contemporary Fiction
Thomas Nelson

The first book, The Butterfly and the Violin, in Kristy Cambron'sHidden Masterpieces series is a tale of mystery and suspense, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. 

". . . debut novelist Cambron vividly recounts interwoven sagas of heartache and recovery through courage, love, art, and faith."
-Publishers Weekly

A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz---and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl---a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover, the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul, who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together, Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting's subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.
A darling of the Austrian aristocracy, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire.
As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: in the grim camps of Auschwitz and in the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.

 Meet the Author 
Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with the WWII era since hearing her grandfather's stories of the war. She holds an art history degree from Indiana University and received the Outstanding Art History Student Award. Kristy writes WWII and Regency era fiction and has placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests, and is a 2013 Laurie finalist. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons.

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