24 July 2014

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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 three-book 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
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 7th. Winner will be announced at The Butterfly and the Violin Author Chat Party. Kristy will be connecting with readers and answering questions, sharing some of the fascinating research behind the book, hosting a fun book chat, and giving away some GREAT prizes. She will also be giving an exclusive look at the next book in the series, A Sparrow in Terezin!

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 todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 7th!

About the Book

Goodreads | Amazon
And then came war…

Today. Sera James spends most of her time arranging auctions for the art world’s elite clientele. When her search to uncover an original portrait of an unknown Holocaust victim leads her to William Hanover III, they learn that this painting is much more than it seems.

Vienna, 1942. Adele Von Bron has always known what was expected of her. As a prodigy of Vienna’s vast musical heritage, this concert violinist intends to carry on her family's tradition and play with the Vienna Philharmonic. But when the Nazis learn that she helped smuggle Jews out of the city, Adele is taken from her promising future and thrust into the horrifying world of Auschwitz.

The veil of innocence is lifted to expose a shuddering presence of evil, and Adele realizes that her God-given gift is her only advantage; she must play. Becoming a member of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz, she fights for survival. Adele’s barbed-wire walls begin to kill her hope as the months drag into nearly two years in the camp. With surprising courage against the backdrop of murder and despair, Adele finally confronts a question that has been tugging at her heart: Even in the midst of evil, can she find hope in worshiping God with her gift?

As Sera and William learn more about the subject of the mysterious portrait—Adele—they are reminded that whatever horrors one might face, God’s faithfulness never falters.

Upon seeing the cover and reading the summary of Kristy Cambron’s The Butterfly and the Violin, I was intrigued and captivated. As soon as I started reading, I could not stop until the end. A beautiful and moving story. Cambron masterfully connects her characters across decades to tell a single story of beauty and hope in the face of tragedy and despair. This connection between characters by a mysterious painting reminded me of The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (another beautiful story I loved), but Cambron still crafts a uniquely fascinating narrative. As she explores the brutality of the Nazi regime in Vienna and Auschwitz, highlighting the poignant history of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz, Cambron conveys powerful truths that transcend singular moments in time. The Butterfly and the Violin is an engaging, thought-provoking read – one I whole-heartedly recommend to fans of historical fiction – and I look forward to reading more from Kristy Cambron in the future. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Don't forget to purchase your own copy of The Butterfly and the Violin here, and be sure to check out other reviews here.

About the Author
Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with the WWII era since hearing her grandfather's stories of the war. She holds an art history degree from Indiana University and received the Outstanding Art History Student Award. Kristy writes WWII and Regency era fiction and has placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests, and is a 2013 Laurie finalist. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons.

Find Kristy online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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