Review + GIVEAWAY: The Butterfly and the Violin

14 Apr

The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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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.


“A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz–and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.”

I absolutely loved The Butterfly and the Violin!  It captivated me from the very first page and I was unable to put it down until the last page had been turned.  Kristy Cambron has woven two beautiful stories, one present day and one historical, together to create a literary masterpiece. 

Beautifully written with excellent characterization and vivid, historical details, The Butterfly and the Violin is a poignant story that stirred my emotions.  Its characters and spiritual messages won’t soon be forgotten!  I highly recommend this book for fans of historical fiction, especially World War II era fiction!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing my thoughts about A Sparrow in Terezin, the sequel to this spectacular novel.  I loved A Sparrow in Terezin and highly recommend it as well.  However, The Butterfly and the Violin remains my favorite of the two stories.


Giveaway- The Butterfly and the Violin

 I loved this book so much that I want to gift a Kindle copy to one lucky reader!  To enter, please leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address.  This giveaway ends Tuesday, April 21 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Wednesday, April 22.

Do you enjoy World War II era stories?
If so, what are some of your favorites?

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Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

27 Responses to “Review + GIVEAWAY: The Butterfly and the Violin”

  1. Melanie Backus April 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    With your wonderful review, Britney, I can’t help but want to read The Butterfly and the Violin. Kristy Cambron is a new author to me but I have read great things about her writings and am thrilled with this opportunity. Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams April 15, 2015 at 12:01 am #

      Kristy is an incredible storyteller, Melanie! I love her Hidden Masterpiece novels and hope you get the chance to read them soon!

  2. Sydney April 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    I love historical fiction novels, World War II included. One that particularly stands out in my mind is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Captivating and very well written. LDS author, Sandra Grey’s “Traitor” series is good too.

  3. Trixi O. April 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    Both of Kristy’s books sound really good & I’ve seen rave reviews on them! It makes me excited enough to want to read them for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of “The Butterfly & the Violin”!
    I’ve also shared this on both Facebook & Twitter
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • B. Adams April 15, 2015 at 12:08 am #

      Oh, I do hope you have the chance to read them, Trixi! Thank you so much for sharing the giveaway!

  4. meaganlwilliford April 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I haven’t read this one yet, but I have heard great things about it. meaganlwilliford (at) gmail (dot) com.

    • B. Adams April 15, 2015 at 12:10 am #

      You’re welcome, Meagan! I think Kristy’s books are must reads for historical fiction fans!

  5. Tammy Cordery April 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    I loved The butterfly and the violin. I think who ever wins this book will love it.

    • B. Adams April 15, 2015 at 12:11 am #

      I think they will, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, Tammy!

  6. sonja1971 April 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    Britney, it really sounds good. I would love to be the winner of this Kindle copy! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams April 15, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      It’s a spectacular novel, Sonja! Kristy is an incredible storyteller!

  7. Rachael K April 15, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    I read a copy from the library, after which I wished I’d bought it instead! SUPER book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


    • B. Adams April 18, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      You’re welcome, Rachael! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

  8. Michelle Faile April 15, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I love historical fiction, One of my favorites is In the Shadow of Grace by Cara Putman I shared on twitter as well!

    • B. Adams April 18, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      I’ve heard wonderful things about Cara’s book and am eager to read it! Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway, Michelle!

  9. beemama5 April 18, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    I enjoy WWII historical fiction. Some of my favorites are Sarah Sundin’s series and Destiny by Don Brown.

    • beemama5 April 18, 2015 at 7:22 am #

      Email is straitfromthehive(at) gmail (dot) com.
      Thanks for the review and giveaway.

      • B. Adams April 18, 2015 at 11:14 am #

        You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

    • B. Adams April 18, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      I appreciate the reading recommendations and will add them to my TBR list!

  10. Deanne Patterson April 18, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    I have wanted to read this book and it’s sequel since I’ve heard of them. The cover is beautiful and I have seen such high reviews for it.

    I follow your blog.
    I shared on Google +
    I shared on Twitter
    I shared on Facebook

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.


    • B. Adams April 18, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      They are fantastic historicals, Deanne! Thank you so much for sharing the giveaway!!

  11. sandy barela April 20, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    I loved this book. I am not usually into this era but this was a great read.

    • B. Adams April 21, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      I’m glad to know you loved it too, Sandy! Thank you for stopping by!

  12. Samantha B April 21, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    I love WWII era, but I don’t recall reading many books with that setting…

    I’ve wanted to read this one ever since it released. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    sbissonnettes_23 at videotron dot ca

    • B. Adams April 21, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      You’re welcome, Samantha! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway!

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