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Publisher Description

Based on the real orchestra comprised of prisoners at Auschwitz, The Butterfly and the Violin shows how beauty and hope can penetrate even the darkest corners.

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.

Praise for The Butterfly and the Violin

"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

“Fresh. Fascinating. Unforgettable. The Butterfly 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!

Fiction & Literature
July 15
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

Akymb ,

Good read

I enjoyed the book. The only negative was that it was a bit too preachy

charl8855 ,

Read this!

What a wonderful story...horrifying, full of history, beautiful.
Had to finish this in one sitting.

LSuzWiggins ,

Outstanding read!

This book is an outstanding read ~ especially if you enjoy historical or Christian fiction. Many quotes stayed with me past the last page. I'm not typically a night owl, but couldn't put the book down till the end (at 3 am) and then quickly purchased Ms. Cambron's next novel. It inspired me to read more about the art of Auschwitz. Excellent book!

"Life is fragile. It's meant to be lived in service, with an abundance of love, in the gracious guidance of a Savior who leads each step we tread in this journey of life."

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