The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron | Kindle Fire Giveaway and 8/7 Facebook Party!

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 two-book series, A Hidden Masterpiece, with a fun Kindle Fire giveaway and meeting her readers during an August 7th Facebook author chat party.

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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!

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{More about The Butterfly and the Violin}

The Butterfly and the Violin

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Kristy’s website.

Kristy Cambron

{More About Kristy Cambron}

Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her second novel, A Sparrow in Terezin, was named Library Journal Reviews’ “Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction)” for February 2015.

Cambron is an art/design manager at TheGROVEstory.com storytelling ministry. She holds a degree in art history from Indiana University and has nearly 15 years of experience in instructional design and communications for a Fortune-100 company. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.

Find out more about Kristy at http://kristycambron.com.
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Reviews

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    There’s just something about stories of the holocaust that draw me in. The cruelty and suffering that the Jews and others endured is horrendous. In the same time that Man showed such depths of cruelty, there were countless heroes, most of them unsung. It’s the stories of those who survived, or those who at great personal cost ensured the safety and survival of others that inspires me. So it’s no surprise that I was drawn to reading The Butterfly and The Violin.

    I learned something new about the cruelty of the Nazi prison camps – that some of them had orchestras! In this story we are told of an orchestra at Birkenau (the women’s part of Auschwitz) that was forced to play as prisoners were sent to the gas chambers or disembarked the train arriving at the camp!!

    The author moved beautifully between the time of the holocaust, telling the love story of Adele and Vladimir and their subsequent incarceration by the Nazis, and the romance of Sera and Michael who are attempting to find the story behind the picture of Adele.

    The premise and the way the story was told made this a super read for me. I just had to finish it in a day!

    Totally recommended!

    Written by From 7Eight on August 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://from7eight.com/the-butterfly-and-the-violin/

  • HEARTWARMING HISTORICAL STORY ABOUT LOVE

    This was a great book. It made me cry for the people that were killed by Hitler. It also made me think about how two soul mates are going to keep crossing paths. I never knew about the “bands” that played for the soldiers and the victims of the gas chambers. I liked this book because it was a story about a German soldier and his family. I have really only read about the victims versions. However this was such a horrible war that everyone was a victim. This is all just the background. The major plot was about Adele and her willingness to go against everything her family was in order to do what was right. Sera and William are also in the present and they trace the steps of Adele’s life in order to find answers. It amazed me that this whole quest for answers started with a girl in a portrait. I loved the ending and I was smiling for the characters in this book. Through it all love for God and each other was always there. There is so much more to this book, and I would love to say more, especially about the head of the “band”, but I do not want to give it away! I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on August 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • I am obsessed with reading anything and everything from the World War II era, particularly anything to do with Germany and the concentration camps. This book did not disappoint. I wanted to read, read, read until I found out what exactly happened to Adele and Vladimir.

    Written by A New Leaf on August 13, 2014 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    I fell in love with this book from the very first page. Even though the book moves back and forth through time, I was never lost or confused. Adele’s story made me smile, made my heart ache and so much more. It’s hard to write about this one without giving the plot away because I just want to gush over it, but please do not hesitate to go and buy this book. I promise you that you will have absolutely no regrets. I’ve never seen a debut novel that was so incredibly well written with characters that you feel like you know.

    Written by Life With Katie on August 13, 2014 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN, BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    Breathtakingly haunting…this book is truly something special. Drawn into two separate storylines all following a beautiful painting that was painted in the midst of the horror and agony of Auschwitz. There was a palpable push and pull dynamic throughout the book and it left you completely captivated at times. It was as if you were able to jump into the author’s imagination and watch this beautiful story come to life.

    Kristy Cambron has a real gift and I can not wait to see what other adventures she writes in the future. If you love art, history or just a well written story, then this book is for you.

    Written by Melissa Mashburn: Real Women. Real Life. Real Faith. on August 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.melissamashburn.net/2014/08/10/book-review-the-butterfly-and-the-violin-by-kristy-cambron/

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON REVIEW

    This novel really was such a pleasure to read. The title didn’t make sense to me until later in the book, which I didn’t mind; just meant a little more mystery add to the plot to solve :)
    The novel started out in present day with Sera James and her assistant.

    Written by Rainy Day Reviews on August 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bookjunkiemom.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    Every page tugged at my heart and kept me wanting to know more of the story. I loved how the past and present inter twined with each other. I was left guessing most of the way.

    Something I loved more than anything though was the history in it. Learning about the fact that there were orchestras at the concentration camps really blew my mind.

    Written by Jen’s Journey on August 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jennifersikora.com/2014/08/butterfly-violin/

  • FANTASTIC

    Oh My, this book was just fantastic! It is easily one of my top 5 books of the year so far. This book just grabbed hold and didn’t let go till the very end. The ending felt complete and I was satisfied and not left feeling like there should be more conclusion. So often at the end of a book I feel like there should be more or that the resolve happened to fast, not this book.

    Written by Book Review from a Book Lover on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R34XS97CIX7BU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    The best book I have read all summer. Outstanding! This book is one that you will try to read it through tears and have to put it down to take a break. It was very helpful to have it oscillate between historical and contemporary. It would give you a break from the harsh reality of the war and the concentration camp.
    The love that Adelle had for God, despite the dire circumstances was amazing. It was that love for human kind, all of it being created equal that landed her there in the first place. She never forsake her first love.. God.
    A simply amazing story rich in history. I had no clue about the art in the concentration camp prior to reading this, and it just fascinated me!

    Written by A Year of Jubilee Reviews on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.jubileereviews.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    Review – It’s a great book. The story will have to entangled in the characters right away. I enjoy Kristy’s style of writing. This book is a fun read.

    Written by Let’s Eat 2 Day on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1PAC81EIMVV5Z/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690599

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    Ms. Cambron does a superb job of making each character come alive and you really want all of them to succeed even though you know this is not possible. “The Butterfly And the Violin” is a wonderful, insightful story with power and depth that will keep you flipping pages. I recommend this book highly.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R26AAFMCQ1FSJU

  • WONDERFUL DEBUT NOVEL

    This book is beautiful and haunting. Breath-taking and page-turning. You’ll love it! If you love WWII fiction, you must go buy it immediately!

    Written by Cara Putman on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1019568194

  • The story of Adele is powerfully written, and really captures one’s heart. Her story also gave me a new perspective of the war, and the concentration camps. Be prepared with a box of tissues when you read this book!

    If you enjoy history, art or music history, World War II history, you will enjoy this book.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on August 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/960487139

  • REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    The Butterfly and the Violin is one of the most moving stories I have ever read. Kristy’s words grabbed my heart from the beginning and I don’t think I will ever forget these characters. Only once before have I described a novel as having the Wow! factor, but I do it here without hesitation. Plot, setting, characters and writing style all combine to make this story a riveting, mesmeric read.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2LOMF4RGZ4GVB

  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    The characters are amazing. The stories are simply beautiful. And I found it difficult to stop reading for mundane tasks such as going to work or sleeping! I am eagerly anticipating the remaining novels in this series and highly, highly recommend this book!

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. A Manhattan art dealer is searching for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a child. In her search, she uncovers the story behind it – the story of Adele, the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Third Reich who risks it all when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. I could not put this one down! I’m glad I didn’t save it for vacation, or I’d have had to ignore my family to finish it.

    Written by This Sweet Life on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://thissweetlifeofmine.com/butterfly-violin-kristy-cambron-review/

  • WONDERFUL!

    I loved this book. This is by far one of the best books I have read this year. There are many fiction books out there about World War II and so I really was expecting the same story. This book is completely different and so well researched! I had to google many of the facts because I so wanted them to be true and they were!

    Written by I Hope You Dance on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R14BBDSLUC2NDI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY FROM @KCAMBRONAUTHOR!

    This is a book that I would give 10 stars if I could. The story-lines between history and present day are what make this book. Intriguing and thought-provoking this will have you turning pages long into the night to finish!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-kindle-fire.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY L. CAMBRON (REVIEW & GIVEAWAY)

    This new author has written a captivating story that fully embraces the of beauty of spirit of those who are downtrodden and imprisoned revealing the horror that is their daily life.

    Written by Chat With Vera on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.familychristian.com/review/customer/view/id/14390

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    I love the depth of faith in the story, Adele is a life changed by acting on her belief of justice. Here we are challenged to wonder if we would have such unwavering courage. Those in the concentration camps, in the midst of horror, still sought to create by writing, painting, and playing instruments. I find encouragement that in the face of adversity, our God-given gifts cannot be suppressed.

    God was there, in the hearts of the lost, in the lives of the men and women and children who had lived for a new beginning.

    And just like that there is hope, even when the world goes dark, there is always light.

    Written by aboutproximity on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://aboutproximity.com/2014/07/14/the-butterfly-and-the-violin/

  • The Butterfly and the Violin reminds us that even when men try to remake the world in their own image, they can never erase God’s image in us. And all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent & worthy of praise cannot be silenced for long.

    Written by Renee @Doorkeeper on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/the-butterfly-and-the-violin/

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON, © 2014

    Birds not singing, nor trees to harbor them against danger or shade from the brilliant sun. Auschwitz.
    Kristy Cambron has written a strong story. You are down every street with Adele and Vladimir, hoping they will see each other again. The telling is so vivid you want to stay and discover what happened but yet go back as the search continues for the painting and the owner of it. A story of hope within destruction. Their story affected Sera’s outlook to opening up her heart.
    What especially touched me, “We think we know what we want, don’t we? We always believe we know better than God. We have our entire journey plotted out. We may have even packed our bags and purchased a ticket, but God always has His own plans. And His plans are infinite in wisdom.” Absolutely a hidden masterpiece novel.

    Written by Lane Hill House on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1RDAC2KUNTDGJ

  • This was a really good summer read. I was a little nervous about it being too sad with some of the setting being in the concentration camps. It was sad – incredibly so- but Cambron writes a very readable account of the sadness. I did shed tears but it didn’t leave me weeping like I thought might happen. This was surprising to me because this subject is rather dear to my heart. We found out a couple of years ago that my paternal grandmother was actually Jewish and from Austria.

    The book has a nice twist with the modern characters trying to track down what happened in the past. That mystery helps the story flow nicely.

    Written by A Rup Life on August 6, 2014 | e

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN, A HIDDEN MASTERPIECE NOVEL BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    Lives were touched by the life and choices of this young woman through her love, faith and hope.

    I was not aware there were people other than the Jewish imprisoned in the camps. I am embarrassed that I did not know this. The story was amazing and terrifying. I read The Diary of Anne Frank and The Hiding Place. They had a real impact on me. Now here is another that has touched my heart. It was heartbreaking to read about Adele being shunned by her parents. We wonder what is our purpose and why. God has a purpose for our life and it is not for us to understand but to trust in Him.

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/945921023 http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-Its_Time_Mamaw/id/6165746/ http://www.amazon.com/review/R35D5JKDMJCSW1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • RECOMMENDED MOST DEFINITELY!

    The voice of the words on the page sweeps you away. I was enthralled and wanted to take each little bit slowly to soak it all in. Again, it’s a topic you do not think could be painted with grace and beauty and yet it is. And in that beauty, is great heartbreak for the reader to realize just what all is behind these
    words. The stories behind these people who truly lived through Auschwitz (though this book is pure fiction).

    Written by Writing for Christ on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2014/08/recommended-most-definitely-butterfly.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    A beautiful story based on hope. A hope that only love can create it. This story went beyond my expectations in every way!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on August 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2014/08/litfuse-review-butterfly-and-violin.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Butterfly and the Violin. Kristy Cambron does a masterful job of creating a story that weaves both present and past together. World War II, Austrians aiding Jews, musicians in the concentration camps and the will to survive are all pivotal elements in this saga that spans the years. The story is fiction but there is plenty of truth scattered through the pages. Courageous heroes that risked their lives to help others. Cruelty that is too much to bear. Kindness shown when all hope is lost. My heart broke at times as I read yet my faith soared at other moments. An incredible story that will stay with you long after you finish the last page…

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on August 6, 2014 | e

  • SERIOUSLY PULLED AT THE HEARTSTRINGS.

    This book is a masterpiece of emotion. It’s super heavy subject matter. Think The Sound of Music without the happy singing. However, don’t turn away from this stunning novel because it’s intimidating. It’s a book that will have your heart on a silver platter.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=18350

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    I love books about World War 2 and I found this one to be very well written and engaging. I liked how it went back between the present and the past it made it all the more interesting and I loved it!
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theperfectbeginnings.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTI CAMBRON BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW + WIN A KINDLE FIRE

    I was absolutely enthralled by this book. I read it in one sitting.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://myproductreviews-cristi.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristi.html

  • A GREAT DEBUT AUTHOR

    I loved this book the thing that pulled me in first was the cover, I love a good cover. I was not sure at first that I would enjoy it as I found out it is about the Holocaust and I am not big on those books but this one grabbed my attention and held it until the last page. Another thing that I liked is that this told the story of someone from the past and I enjoy stories like that. This book is an emotional book so if you are a person who cries at books be sure to have the kleenex at hand. Great character development and setting description. Kristy did a great job in her first book and I look forward to the next one.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3GYMM63YE2L08

  • KEEP THE TISSUES HANDY!!!

    What a wonderful, well-written, beautifully unforgettable story!
    Kristy really pulls at the heartstrings with her characters and their stories.
    You will definitely need to keep the tissues at hand as this book evokes so many emotions throughout.
    Fans of memorable historical fiction will not want to miss The Butterfly and The Violin!!!
    I cannot wait for more books from Kristy in this series!!!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R1SOARVLEA67Y4/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ASIN=1401690599

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    Every once and a while a book comes along that is so well written and the plot so stunning that it takes your breath away. This is one of those books. The author does an excellent job in weaving a present story with an historical one. When I read a novel I appreciate learning something and in this case it was about the art and music in the Nazi concentration camps. I highly recommend this novel.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2V9KDY05MN1T4/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00I5QX61Q

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    Filled with unforgettable characters, moving images and faith challenging moments, The Butterfly And The Violin is more than a romance or an historical novel. If you like those two genres, you will like this book, but its story of survival and hope in the midst of the darkest darkness is why you really need to read it.

    Written by By The Book on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/book-review-the-butterfly-and-the-violin/

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN. AND A KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY!!

    Kristy Cambron’s debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, provides a fascinating glimpse into a side of the Holocaust and Auschwitz that is rarely seen, a place where beauty and hope survived despite the evil surrounding it. Adele is just one of the faces of the Holocaust, captured on canvas by another prisoner at Auschwitz, and now the focus of William & Sera’s search. I was captivated by Adele’s story and how her life changed from the privileged daughter of a Third Reich officer, to a prisoner at Auschwitz after being caught helping Jews escape. I’ve said it before, but my favorite types of books are ones where I learn something new, and this one fit the ticket!

    Written by Love and a Prayer on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://loveandaprayer.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-review-butterfly-and-violin-and.html

  • A DEBUT MASTERPIECE

    Sobering and exhilarating all in the same breath, Cambron constructs two love stories, one in the past and one in the present. Both are so compelling I didn’t want either of them to stop. Every chapter ends in a cliffhanger. Every paragraph breathes indomitable spirit and emotion as the author expertly weaves the past and present together until they become intertwined into an astonishing conclusion.

    Written by Best Reads (2010-2014) on August 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.bestreads-kav.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin.html

  • MAGNIFICANT DEBUT AUTHOR WRITES A DIABOLICAL DUO!

    Kristy Cambron’s story keeps echoing obstinately in my mind. The double layering of two stories at once is done with artistic brush strokes of description that challenges other fine writers with her expertise and talent. This is Ms. Cambron’s debut novel, excellently done is a contemporary and a historical romance dealing with two women with two very different stories involving one lost painting.

    Written by Barb Shelton on August 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1016679443

  • GREAT MIX OF MODERN DAY AND HISTORICAL FICTION!

    This book was written so well and I felt so many emotions as I read it…but mostly it was heartbreak for the Jews and others in the concentration camps! I also learned about art from WWII and how there was art made and hidden away in the camps – so interesting!

    I have never read a book by Kristy Cambron but I am so glad I did – I highly recommend if you love art history or WWII based books!

    Written by The Review Stew on August 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2014/08/book-review-butterfly-and-violin.html

  • To say this book pulled my heart strings and gripped my emotions would be putting it lightly. I am an emotional person, and there were definitely many moments of this book that tragically touched me. Being a musician, I was shocked by what I learned happened in the death camps. But in the midst of this shock, horror, and sadness, I could hear the beauty, imagine the resolve, and feel the strength that carried Adele through.

    Kristy weaves the story so smoothly that I was never confused as to what I was reading. While there were 4 main characters (Sera, William, Adele, and Vladimir), their stories entwined, and how their stories connect at the end was fascinating.

    This may be the first novel by Kristy Cambron, but if this is an indication of her writing, I know it won’t be her last!

    Written by Leafy Not Beefy on August 4, 2014 | e

  • HISTORY CORNER: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON (BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY)

    This book is meant to be the first in a series, and I can’t wait to read the next one! As you know I love historical fiction, and this book tackles the tale of Auschwitz, and WWII Germany, with a subtle hand. She draws you in with characters that have such strong wills, and keeps you turning pages long into the night. This is not a beach read- you want t take your time and experience the story of both Adele and Sera and how they come to intersect. It is a lovely Christian book, full of hope and redemption, and it will stay with you LONG after you finish reading it!

    Written by bless their hearts mom on August 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Violin-Hidden-Masterpiece-Novel/dp/1401690599/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407140407&sr=8-1&keywords=butterfly+and+violin

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    I fell in love with this incredible book! It does not disappoint. The plot line is fascinating and keeps you guessing throughout the novel. Adele’s life is full of struggle that humbles and strengths your soul at the same time. If I could give this book a higher rating than 5/5 I would – it was that good! A definite must read that will stay in your collection for a long time.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on August 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY FROM @KCAMBRONAUTHOR!

    I know I won’t be able to adequately express how much I loved this book.
    Kristy Cambron’s debut novel is a song among the pages. She writes a very painful yet touching story about the Holocaust.
    Kristy tells this story from present day to war torn Austria. Sera, an American art gallery owner, who has been looking for a painting of a woman holding a violin she saw as a child. William who hired Sera to find this painting to close out his grandfather’s will, and Adele the young violinist from war torn Austria.
    Can something beautiful come from something ugly? Kristy shows that it can. Just like us, God takes our broken life and makes it sing for Him. Highly recommended!

    Written by Radiant Light on August 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-kindle-fire.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN” BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    It took me a few pages but it wasn’t long until I was pulled into both the story of Adele and Vladimir and Sera and William. I liked how Kristy switched back and forth between the two stories . . . I’m not sure of the two couples which love story I enjoyed more.

    Written by snidbits on August 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2HZ0NH7JRGBYX/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00I5QX61Q

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON | BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

    “…It’s powerful & heart-wrenching. But to know that those caught in the darkest of circumstances still choose to create and see beauty is not only amazing, but inspiring as well. I’m choosing to see the beauty…”

    Written by Books and Beverages on August 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://booksandbeverages.org/2014/08/01/butterfly-violin-kristy-cambron-book-review-giveaway/

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    Cambron’s glides back and forth between past and present so well. She has given depth and realism to her characters and told a story with passion and grace.

    Written by Deco My Heart on August 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RCAS1M10JMUSA

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 01, 2014 THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY, REVIEW AND FACEBOOK PARTY FROM @KCAMBRONAUTHOR!

    Cassandra’s Review- A must read book. I can not wait to read more from this author. I would recommend that older teens and adults read this as the younger children will not connect well. The characters are written in a way that you will bond with some and not so much with others. I had mixed emotions while reading but did not want to put the book down.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.cassandramsplace.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-kindle-fire.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY FROM @KCAMBRONAUTHOR!

    Fans of historical novels will enjoy this first book in the series, from the wonderful characters to the story that will leave your heart both aching and inspired by the hopeful story of Adele and Sera. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Christian Fiction Addiction on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1LZF6EADP1GTX

  • EXCELLENT!

    This novel beautifully weaves two stories together, one from the present day and one from the past centered around a picture found in a concentration camp. The stories blend well, switching with ease between the times.
    Overall, this was a fantastic read that I would highly recommend, it had everything and more, drama, romance, heartbreak and hope. And it explores how people, even when surrounded by such horror found ways to create beauty and worship God. Once I started reading it I didn’t want to stop!

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • REMARKABLE

    The Violin and the Butterfly by Kristy Cambron was an incredibly heart-wrenching historical novel. Ms. Cambron has a remarkable talent in painting a picture with words. She writes a beautifully, haunting take of love, faith and survival. There are two stories, which take place within this novel, one of the present and one of the past. The one of the past is the main one that draws the reader into the story and the pain of what occurs with young Adele. Both stories connect in a way that a good mystery should. The Violin and the Butterfly is one that is sure to touch the readers’ heart. I highly recommend this novel!

    Written by Book Referees on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.bookreferees.org/2014/07/31/review-the-but…kristy-cambron/

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN – DON’T MISS IT!

    This is an incredible book, and even more so considering that it’s a debut novel. Cambron has crafted a beautiful story about an aspect of World War II and Auschwitz that was completely unknown to me. Intertwined contemporary and historical threads blend to form a masterpiece that juxtaposes privilege and privation, hope and despair, freedom and fences. . . . Worth every ache and tear shed while experiencing this gem of a novel, this is a must-read, and I fully expect to see it gracing award lists next year.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-dont-miss-it.html

  • AMAZING BOOK

    The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron was an amazing book. I do have to say that this book was hard for me to get through at certain parts because of how the story goes but that also is another reason that I loved the book.

    Written by The World As I See It on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theworldasiseeitbloganddesigns.com/butterfly-violin-kristy-cambron/

  • “THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN” CREATIVITITY, ART, AND BEAUTY IN AUSCHWITZ

    More than anything, this book, fiction though it may be, magnified the steadfastness of the human spirit and the truth that God will make beauty from ashes. Even in ashes. When Jews found themselves in Auschwitz, they actually saw the horror of ashes floating on the breeze. They endured things no human being should ever have to endure. And yet, they found and even created beauty there.

    Written by The Traveling Sisterhood on July 31, 2014 | e

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    I just finished reading the last pages of this book, and my mind is filled with its images. It is a touching, heartbreaking and soul-lifting kind of book. I’m usually careful about which WWII books dealing with the Holocaust I choose to read, because I am sensitive and easily moved to tears. This one has a dual timeline and a mysterious painting so I couldn’t resist. And I’m so glad I read it!

    Written by Library of Clean Reads on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://libraryofcleanreads.blogspot.ca/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    This book was truly a magnificent piece of fiction. Taking the reader through the horrors of the Holocaust, and yet showing even in the most evil of places God can be found. This author articulates this story with the most amazing word pictures, grace filled words, and spot on precision that will thrill any reader. A must read, five stars plus, a true work of art–beautifully done!

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on July 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kaseyparr.wordpress.com/

  • BEAUTFUL!!

    Oh, my goodness…I don’t know where to start with this story.

    Kristy Cambron knocks this book out of the park. I couldn’t believe that this was a debut novel. The writing was superb, the historical detail was phenomenal, and the story just captured you up into it making you forget all about the time. This was a book that made me stay up even later then usual.

    Written by Too Read or Not Too Read on July 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1125VEI88ZN2K/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690599

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    This is a wonderful Debut novel by Kristy Cambron. It has two storylines one in present day and one during WWII. It grabs you in the first chapter and you won’t want to put it down until the last word. This book is historical fiction and mystery in one.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on July 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND VIOLIN REVIEW

    The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron is amazing. As much as I hate hearing about the Holocaust and what Nazi Germany did to the Jews and other folks went through. To hear such an account, while fiction based, just gives me an eery feeling. I felt as if I was sitting in the front seat. What Adele went through while in the Nazi camp playing day in and day out for those going off to work, learning about what is going on with the gas chambers and such. It just makes my heart hurt to think about it. I think the author did a great job keeping us turning the pages. I could not put this book down. I started it, and had to put it down as I was at work. But the moment I got home, I lost sleep. So good. Of course I am a sucker for a good clean romance book. 5 Stars

    Written by My Mis-Matched World on July 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mymismatchedworld.com/the-butterfly-and-the-violin/

  • A MASTERPIECE

    The Butterfly and The Violin is FANTASTIC! From start to finish this book is just spectacular. This book grabbed a hold of me from the start and I could NOT put it down. I finished it within one day and that is not typical for me, usually takes me a few days to read a book but this one just kept me wanting to know more. This story takes place in two different time frames, the present and the past. Kristy Cambron makes the transitions between these two times flawless, as a reader I was never confused as to what time period I was in. This is a big one for me because I have read a few books where the transitions were rough. Kristy Cambron writes with authority on our world in the late 30′s-Early 40′s, the Art world now and then, concentration camps, orchestras, and other arts. I love reading Christian Historical Fiction because intertwined in the fiction are facts that I usually didn’t know at all or know much about and that is the case in this book.

    Written by For The Love of Books on July 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R33S8UOVAALLJ5

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    The Butterfly and the Violin, is a powerful book.
    I love the character of Adele. She is the heroine of the story. When she first became involved in helping the rescue effort, she was naive, innocent, and reckless in regards of fully understanding the situation. She is beautiful both outwardly and inwardly, and people recognize this and are drawn to her.
    Adele’s parents are the image of the brute and murderous Third Reich. They are so indoctrinated and ingrained by the sordid and twisted belief of the Nazi’s, they forget their greatest role.
    I’m reminded of a quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer said,
    “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on July 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-hidden.html

  • INTERESTING ASPECT OF WWII

    The story of The Butterfly & the Violin was a very good read. The story changes between Sera & Adele as you read the book. The transitions work well and make sense. I liked the characters of Sera & her assistant and William & his family. I loved the story of Adele, too. Her strength & struggle were amazing!

    Of the two stories, Adele’s was much more interesting. She painted a fascinating picture of life during WWII and the concentration camps, as well as the stark contrast between the haves and the have nots. She started out strong with Sera and William, but seemed as if the more conflict and tension Adele had, the less interesting Sera’s story became.

    She also covered an aspect of the war that I had never heard of or considered–that of the artists–painters, musicians and the like.

    Written by Happy Little Homemaker on July 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.happylittlehomemaker.com/2014/07/butterfly-violin-book-review/

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    Amazing. Just utterly wonderful…

    People say that books make them laugh, they make them cry, they make them love, and other emotions all in one book.

    This book, for me, was one of the best I’ve ever read in regards to pulling you in emotionally. I don’t want to give anything away but to say that my heart ached, cried, loved, sympathized, empathized, angered, hoped, dreamed and more… all in 323 beautifully crafted pages.

    I was a little worried when I started reading as the style is not one I am used to. However after a few pages I was hooked. I sat down to read this book and was so sucked in I read it in one day. Stopping only to eat dinner and refill my water cup.

    Written by The Sunset Won’t on July 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thesunsetwont.com/2014/07/book-review-butterfly-and-violin-by.html

  • BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    In the past, Adele’s story is played out with equal parts funerary minor and joyous, gold-edged Vienna waltz: a woman passionately in love with a man wrong for her, the apple of Vienna’s musical eye. Juxtaposed: art and music intertwine to create a tapestry of hopeless circumstance, life and love beyond the gritty horrors of a concentration camp.

    Written by a fair substitute for heaven on July 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.a-fair-substitute-for-heaven.blogspot.ca/2014/07/litfuse-blog-tour-butterfly-and-violin.html

  • The Butterfly and the Violin was a poignant and beautiful story about two women, one in the present and one in the past. It was a story of deep loss, sacrifice, and horror from the Holocaust, but also one of beauty, friendship, and hope. It was a story of trust, love, and forgiveness. A story that deeply moved me and reminded me that light can always exist in the dark, when we let it.

    Written by Wishful Endings on July 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.wishfulendings.com/2014/07/blog-tour-review-giveaway-butterfly-and.html

  • HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL BOOK!

    I just can’t say enough good about this book! It was so hauntingly beautiful and I am so looking forward to more by this author! The characters and the story will not leave my heart or my mind as it truly touched something in me.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on July 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/07/book-review-butterfly-and-violin.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN – KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY & RSVP FOR 8/7 FACEBOOK PARTY!

    First of all I have to say, I LOVED this book! Seriously, “The Butterfly and the Violin” is one of the top five books that I have read this year so far! Kristy Cambron is a talented writer and I am looking forward to reading many more books from her (I saw book 2 in this series is to be released in April!). This book is really the telling of two stories, each story set in a different decade and each story about love, loss and hope.

    Written by Moments on July 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-kindle-fire.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    The Butterfly and the Violin is an exceptional story that you will not want to put down!

    Written by My Blessings From Above on July 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1X2K74N2ZW63N/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690599

  • RAYLEIGH’S BOOK REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON (AND KINDLE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK CHAT PARTY)

    “UPS”: The historical characters in this book were absolutely incredible! I loved each one of them and they were all so realistic, believable, and just excellently written. The story was also full of adventure, plot twists, and believable emotion, which made the book that much better. The Christian content was also great, nearly every page was full of prayers, faith, and Scriptures, making the book very refreshing to read.

    Written by Accelerate The Jesus Movement on July 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://acceleratethejesusmovement.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/rayleighs-book-review-the-butterfly-and-the-violin-by-kristy-cambron-and-kindle-fire-giveaway-facebook-chat-party/

  • This was a beautiful story that I could not put down! The romances were touching, the story well-written, the history intriguing. It was fascinating to learn the story of Adele and to find out about the orchestras formed at the death camps to perform on command. Though this book has sadness and grief, it also shows hope and the will to survive, and even see and create beauty in the midst of the horror the prisoners lived through.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on July 26, 2014 | e

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    In short, this book was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend picking up a copy of your own so you can discover it’s beauty for yourself! I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for us!

    Written by Christian Novels on July 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON – REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

    Sera and Adele’s stories will captivate you as you turn each page. You won’t want to stop reading until you discover how their stories end!

    I loved this book and am eagerly awaiting the release of her next book, A Sparrow In Terezin, in 2015!

    Written by Create With Joy on July 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-the-violin-by-kristy-cambron-review-giveaway.html

  • MASTERPIECE!

    As more of the story enfolded each page seemed to whisper hope. The beauty with which the author portrayed how God gives beauty and talents to people to use for his glory was emotionally riveting. More than once I had to stop reading to analyze the rich profundity, my feelings, and even my convictions. The author tastefully created a richly endowed spiritual book with contemporary elements, and a rich historical backdrop.

    Written by Surrendering All of Me on July 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/butterfly-and-the-violin-hidden-masterpiece/kristy-cambron/9781401690595/product-reviews/690595?submitted_review=1

  • LIFE SUDDENLY DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON HER ABILITY TO PLAY WHILST OTHERS ARE ‘SELECTED’

    Kristy Cambron does an excellent job in describing the tremendous emotional shock the young Adele suffers as she is thrown in the depth of despair, abandoned by her family in the aftermath of her betrayal, her life at the mercy of her brutal captors.

    Written by Live and Dream a little dream on July 25, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2QPXUHHIAF0J/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00I5QX61Q

  • AMAZING READ

    Everyone should read this book, a fictional, but true story. The horrors of Hitler’s world, and the acceptance by many that willingly followed him, like lemmings going off a cliff. We put faces to these people, although they really could have a thousand different ones.
    Everyone should read this book, a fictional, but true story. The horrors of Hitler’s world, and the acceptance by many that willingly followed him, like lemmings going off a cliff. We put faces to these people, although they really could have a thousand different ones.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on July 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R39DQKSM7201XI/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron.

    I never would have picked this book up on my own, hubby bought it for me. I must say I loved this page turner. The author has weaved WW 2 era, modern day, a couple love stories (not sappy), a strong story line that keeps you guessing till the end. music, art and nice messages of love and hope. Certainly gonna start following this author.

    Written by Major book reviews on July 24, 2014 | e

  • A CAPTIVATING MYSTERY THAT WILL STAY WITH YOU LONG AFTER FINISHING THE STORY

    A captivating mystery full of heartbreak and hope. I love that the story is told in alternating chapters of the preset time to Nazi Germany time. That really keeps you interested and vested in each of the characters. As a fan of historical fiction, I really enjoyed The Butterfly and the Violin.

    Written by Alas 3 Lads on July 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://alas3lads.blogspot.com/2014/07/blog-tour-butterfly-and-violin-by.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON

    Kristy Cambron 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. The Butterfly and the Violin is an engaging, thought-provoking read and conveys powerful truths that transcend singular moments in time. I whole-heartedly recommend it to fans of historical fiction.

    Written by Book by Book on July 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://pagebypagebookbybook.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON ~ BOOK REVIEW

    Two worlds can sum up my thoughts of this historical novel. Perfect Masterpiece. This novel, the first in A Hidden Masterpiece Series, the lives of four people, present and past, are blended completely and without any thread left unwoven. It is a novel that I could not put down, desiring to discover gems with the turning of each page.

    The beautiful language that this book was written in allowed me to picture the horrific scenes of Auschwitz, as well as the opulence in which two characters resided for a time.

    Although this is a historical novel, it is also full of romance , historical detail of which I never knew existed, and mystery surrounding a painting.

    This is a novel that I expect to win awards. With thought provoking questions tucked away in the back, it would be an excellent book study or a fabulous gift for yourself and a friend. I loved this novel and I know you will too!

    Written by Composed By Grace on July 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/butterfly-and-the-violin-hidden-masterpiece/kristy-cambron/9781401690595/pd/690595?product_redirect=1&Ntt=690595&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN BY KRISTY CAMBRON-BOOK REVIEW

    I read this book in almost one night because I was so intrigued with the story line and the history of the war.
    The Butterfly and the Violin goes back and forth between two story lines-Sera in modern day time and Adele in the 1940s-both story lines merge by the end of the book. I would describe this book as being romantic, powerful and tragic. Both characters learned to rely on their faith of God and others around them to get them thru very hard times.
    I learned alot about the history of the concentration camps and liked reading the authors notes at the end of book about Holocaust art and women orchestras at concentration camps.
    This book was not something I typically read, but I was drawn into it early on and really enjoyed reading it! I would highly recommend it!

    Written by Crafts-n-Fitness on July 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://crafts-n-fitness.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-by-kristy.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN IS A WONDERFUL HISTORICAL FICTION NOVEL!

    Author, Kristy Cambron grabbed my heart almost from the beginning of this book. I love historical fiction! To learn the story of the violinist Adele Von Bron was wonderful. I really enjoyed the way that Kristy told the story through two different time periods, weaving the lives of all the characters together in a special way. It was a wonderful way to tell the story!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stmaps and Saves on July 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theministerswifestampsandsaves.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-is-wonderful.html

  • A MASTERFULLY CRAFTED DEBUT NOVEL!

    I have discovered a new voice in Kristy Cambron. Her debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, is a wonderful contemporary story blended into a historical novel. Both stories are captivating and Ms. Cambron did an awesome job of blending the two stories together.

    The Butterfly and the Violin is a story of hope, love and in time forgiveness. The characters walk across the pages with such authenticity that I found myself ‘googling’ them to see if they really existed. Ms. Cambron has a lyrical voice that powerfully drives her story home. I look forward to the next book in her “A Hidden Masterpiece” series, A Sparrow in Terezin, which will release in April, 2015.

    Written by All Things Are Possible on July 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A16DM3OEP4WX8J/ref=pdp_new_read_full_review_link?ie=UTF8&page=1&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R3FR4K9JNCDEBE

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    I find WWII incredibly interesting to read about, with all the tragedy and heroism. So, I was thrilled to see this book come up for review. Wow! Kristy Cambron blew me away. I can’t wait to read her next story!

    Written by Semel insanivimus omnes on July 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://princess-mia.livejournal.com/d24.html

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN- KRISTY CAMBRON

    I have always had a soft spot for Holocaust stories, maybe because of the great tragedy that managed to also birth light on some places. The Butterfly and the Violin perfectly captured that concept for me, with a woman who faces such hardship, yet plays beautiful music.

    Often times, I find it difficult to go from on perspective to another when the characters live in different time periods. However, Kristy managed to describe each period with details that kept them distinct in my mind. The change between war torn Austria and modern California pulled me right in.

    There is not much I can say that I did not like. Perhaps when Vladamir, an other wise suave gentleman, referred to his heart as a “ticker”. All in all, I really enjoyed seeing the Holocaust threw the eyes of Sera and Adele. and hope to read more by Kristy Cambron.

    Written by Backing Books on July 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://backingbooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-butterfly-and-violin-kristy-cambron.html

  • AMAZING STORY. EXCITED TO READ THE NEXT IN THE SERIES!

    This book is amazing. I’m definitely keeping The Butterfly and the Violin. I’m not usually a fan of jumping back and forth between history and modern times, but I’m really glad that Kristy Cambron did in this story. Just when one time period was getting a bit slow it would switch to the other time period. That really helped keep my interest. Since the historical part is about the 1940s in Vienna and Auschwitz it becomes really emotional and the contemporary part relieves some of the sadness and despair.

    There are so many types of love shown in this story. There is romantic love, there is love for country, familial love, compassionate love for others, frustrated love that can’t help as much as they want, and God’s love working through each type of love shown.

    Written by Jendi’s Journal on July 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3GSOIF7HG9GX1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ART, HISTORY AND A BIT OF MYSTERY

    This book is a work of art, not just because it centers on a lost painting. It’s the kind of story that makes me want to slow down and read the words over and over again so I appreciate the nuances of how they’re put together. I get the feeling that the more time spent with this story, the more details and layers I’d discover. Not unlike most pieces of art.

    Written by Living Echoes on July 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/pRSin-1zX

  • THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

    WOW! What a beautiful debut novel for Kristy Cambron. Honestly you would never have known this was her debut novel. She keeps two timelines flowing with great ease, her writing is often poetical, the imagery very real. Just a beautiful story, you will want to know what happened to Adele and how her story changed Sera’s life. Beautiful! 4.5 stars from this reviewer.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on July 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://cindylovenreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-thoughts-wow-what-beautiful-debut.html

  • Patricia Farnsworth says:

    The book “The Butterfly and the Violin” sounds like a fascinating book. I have read a lot of books- in fact, reading is about the only thing I am able to do these days.. This does not sound like the plot of any book that I have ever read. The idea of a girl setting out in search of a painting that she has not seen since a child is a rather intriguing idea in itself. How that leads to being put in as concentration camp is even more intriguing. This sounds like a must read.

  • Scott Finger says:

    Love the books and the sweepstakes even though I never win there’s always a chance I guess