Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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51aU2aUYISL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Kristy Cambron

Series: #1 in the Hidden Masterpiece Series

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 15, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1401690599

ISBN-13: 978-1401690595

Amazon // Goodreads // Excerpt

Book Synopsis:

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 of 1942, 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: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.

My Thoughts:

I must admit, I added this book to my Goodreads TBR list without even reading the book synopsis… I took one look at that cover and I was sold!  I hate the fact that I’m such a sucker for a pretty cover… actually, no I don’t 🙂

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