The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

A Hidden Masterpiece Novel

Book - 2014
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"Fresh. Fascinating. Unforgettable. The Butterfl y and the Violin is a masterpiece of a debut." --Laura Frantz, author of Love's Reckoning

". . . impossible to put down." --RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK!

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.

"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 Wiesel's Night, 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

Includes Reading Group Guide

Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
ISBN: 9781401690595
Branch Call Number: IF CAMBRON
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm

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Yoo_hoo5
Mar 25, 2016

This is such a good book!
It's a story about hope, courage and faith.
The story toggles between a present-day-woman who was jilted at the altar on the day of her wedding and a woman who endures the cruel treatment of the concentration camps during WWll. In spite of their situations, the author shows so beautifully how God can turn something so evil and senseless into good. The human spirit, although weakened and tested, cannot be broken and can prove victorious with perseverance, hope, faith and courage in the end.
I highly recommend this book!

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pp47
Mar 13, 2016

great read so glad to have found this author

booklady413 Dec 24, 2014

I finished this book quickly. It had a great message about how God works in our lives, but I agree that the modern day portion seemed a bit forced.

JCLBobbiB Sep 02, 2014

This is Cambron's debut novel - very moving. It's about having faith in God in difficult times.

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ReadingWriter
Aug 13, 2014

When art dealer Sera James glimpsed a haunting portrait as a young girl, she never forgot it. Trying to work out recent hurts and disappointments in her life, she begins searching for the portrait and the story it might tell. This book has a powerful message and my heart was saddened as the story from the past unfolded. Yet, it does have a message of hope. The romance elements in the story sometimes seemed forced and out-of-place to me, but overall I thought the book was very good.

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