Wednesday, August 6, 2014

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party from @KCambronAuthor!

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.

MY REVIEW-I have to tell you, this is a book that I had varying emotions about. The author pulls you so many directions that I found myself frustrated a couple of times. And I mean that in a totally good way:)

The book starts with a woman rushing into a museum. Turns out a painting Sera has been searching for has finally shown up. But not in the way she desires. The owner isn't selling it, he has stipulations for her to even come and see it. And that includes flying out to meet him at his vineyard plantation. This painting is one that many years ago struck her and she has never forgotten the power of it. Needless to say, there is also a lot of mystery behind this portrait. The tale then jumps to historical time and the woman portrayed in the painting. A violinist of highest regard she is also helping smuggle Jews right out from under her parents nose.

For me, the best part of this book was the historical aspect. I almost skimmed the present day story to get back to what happens with Adele. That time period is so fragile and fraught with violence and tenderness that I loved how the author put it together. Sera's story was good but I was very much pulled into Adela and her life. Kristy Cambron does an excellent job of melding the two worlds together and making the readers turn the pages, even while burning the midnight oil:) Cannot wait for her next book!!


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 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! 

    **DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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