Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Tour - The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Litfuse Publicity Group provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

**(Please see the end of this post for link to Facebook party and Giveaway information for this blog tour)

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Butterfly and the Violin 
by Kristy Cambron

About the book: 
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.

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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.

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My Thoughts:
What a captivating story! The author has such a beautiful writing style and is especially good at drawing you into each character. One of my favorite things about this book is that the story is told in alternating chapters - of the present day to the time of the Nazi-controlled concentration camps. I think this is a great way to get the reader truly invested in the mystery surrounding the painting. I also appreciate a story that keeps you guessing and wondering how it's all going to turn out. Reading about Adele's perspective of Auschwitz was heartbreaking and one can hardly even imagine something so horrific. While there is a lot of sadness to The Butterfly and the Violin, Kristy Cambron has also woven a tale full of rich details, hope, and lots of emotion.

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