(A Hidden Masterpiece Novel, Book 1)
July 2014/336 pages/$15.99
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Find out more about Kristy at http://kristycambron.com.
This is an incredible book, and even more so considering that it's a debut novel. Cambron has crafted a beautiful story about an aspect of World War II and Auschwitz that was completely unknown to me. Intertwined contemporary and historical threads blend to form a masterpiece that juxtaposes privilege and privation, hope and despair, freedom and fences. Meticulously researched and rife with emotion (though at times a bit difficult to read due to the anguish that rises from the pages), The Butterfly and the Violin reminds us that worship and beauty can and do rise from the darkest of places. Worth every ache and tear shed while experiencing this gem of a novel, this is a must-read, and I fully expect to see it gracing award lists next year.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson & Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Tell your friends via
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Hope to see you on the 7th!
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