Fiction Books

The Butterfly and the Violin


The Butterfly and the Violin

By Kristy Cambron


About the Book:


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

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.

“In her historical series debut, Cambron expertly weaves together multiple plotlines, time lines, and perspectives to produce a poignant tale of the power of love and faith in difficult circumstances. Those interested in stories of survival and the Holocaust, such as Eli Weisel’sNight, will want to read.” —Library Journal, starred review

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



About the Author:


Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with WWII since hearing her grandfather’s stories. She holds an Art History degree from Indiana University and works as Communications Consultant. Kristy writes WWII and Regency fiction and placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons. Website: Twitter: @KCambronAuthor Facebook: Kristy-L-Cambron-Author




My Review:


Kristy Cambron’s debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin is a wonderful book that you will not want to put down. Historical Fiction based on the Holocaust, will have you grabbing for the Kleenex.


Sera is a art gallery owner who is being haunted by a painting that she remembered seeing when she was a child; a painting of a girl named Adele. She is looking for this painting and is so happy to hear that a copy has been found in San Francisco. The painting is not the original and the owner wants Sera to help him find the original painting.


Adela Von Bron was the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Third Reich and her mother was a concert pianist. Adele is also known as “Austria’s Sweetheart” and she is a violinist with Vienna’s Philharmonic.


I don’t want to give to much information about this book. This is a great novel that I highly recommend for you to read!!


Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.


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