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.
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Welcome to the launch campaign for debut novelist Kristy Cambron's The Butterfly and the Violin. Romantic Times had this to say: "Alternating points of view skillfully blend contemporary and historical fiction in this debut novel that is almost impossible to put down. Well-researched yet heartbreaking. . . ."
Kristy is celebrating the release of the first book in her series, A Hidden Masterpiece, with a fun Kindle Fire giveaway and meeting her readers during an August 7th Facebook author chat party.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
So grab your copy of The Butterfly and the Violin and join Kristy on the evening of August 7th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
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About 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.
A Manhattan art dealer Sera James is determined to find a masterpiece portrait of a mysterious young woman. Sera first set eyes on this portrait when she was a young girl. When information of another person searching for the portrait surfaces she is intrigued by his interest to hire her to help find the masterpiece.
William Hanover has information about the young woman in the portrait that is vital in revealing the identity of the mysterious young woman. As they search further they find the young woman was an Austrian Violinist, Adele Von Bron. Adele was convicted of helping Jews escape from Vienna and was imprisoned in the camp Auschwitz.
Lives were touched by the life and choices of this young woman through her love, faith and hope.
I was not aware there were people other than the Jewish imprisoned in the camps. I am embarrassed that I did not know this. The story was amazing and terrifying. I read The Diary of Anne Frank and The Hiding Place. They had a real impact on me. Now here is another that has touched my heart. It was heartbreaking to read about Adele being shunned by her parents. We wonder what is our purpose and why. God has a purpose for our life and it is not for us to understand but to trust in Him.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group/Thomas Nelson for an honest review.