I have had the privilege of reading “The Butterfly and the Violin” written by Kristy Cambron.
This book is set in WWII in Austria and also in present day time in the United States. Sera James owns an art gallery and has been searching for over 2 years to find a lost painting of an unknown Holocaust victim, she once saw as a child. While tracking down the painting, she meets William Hanover III, who also has an interest in the painting. It is tied to his inheritance. The story runs between this storyline of Sera and the story line of Adele Von Bron who experienced the Holocaust. She is a wonderful violinist who endures much tragedy over her life. Sera and William work together to piece together the mystery of the painting and the story behind it.
This book was incredible! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a book that I hated putting down. I was originally intrigued by the book because I have two daughters who play the violin, so I thought it might be interesting. Interesting it was. I cannot say enough about the brilliant writing of Kristy Cambron. I felt like I was here in the present day tracking down this mystery, and also in WWII experiencing that horror. The characters are well written, deep and each one has a unique voice. I love the history that is found in the book, plus some little known facts about the Holocaust. ” The Butterfly and the Violin” also has two beautifully sweet love stories woven through it. This is a book that I would highly recommend to anyone. It is uplifting and inspirational. The only bad thing about this book was that it ended. I wanted to read more!
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