The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

butterfly and the violin

Series: Hidden Masterpiece, Book 1

Publication Date: July 2014

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ARC copy from and Thomas Nelson


“. . . the stark coldness of the shaved head, showing a young beauty that had been shorn of her crown and glory . . . the tattooed numbers, shouting out from the left forearm that cradled a violin.”

A beautiful and amazing story set in two very different time periods! The novel runs two storylines parallel with a thread that ties both stories together. A compelling painting of a stunningly beautiful girl touches the lives of those who see it in the desolate WWII prison camp of Auschwitz; as well, the painting also affects the present day lives of Sera James in New York and William Hanover in California.

Sera and William are both searching for the work of art depicting the mysterious bald headed girl with a violin. Their reasons are quite different, but both have a tremendous interest in locating the painting. The story of their search for the artwork unfolds the story of Adele Von Bron, the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Third Reich and extraordinary violinist, and Vladimir Nicolai, a cellist and the son of a poor shopkeeper.

The novel is a wonderful mix of mystery, history, romance, and faith. The historical detail is extremely interesting. The thread of faith shared by Adele and Sera will touch the reader’s heart. Each woman’s faith is tested, but ultimately they find their strength. I felt compelled to do a little research on my own after reading this book. Terrific job, Kristy Cambron!

Read this fascinating book to find out what ultimately happens to Adele and Vladimir and Sera and William. Each couple has their own story and each couple had choices to make to get to their ending.

This ARC copy was received from Thomas Nelson and in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.






Filed under Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Inspirational Fiction

2 responses to “The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

  1. I read this book a few days ago and absolutely adored it!

    A lovely review!


  2. Hi Mary ~ Thanks for this beautiful review. I’m so grateful! And I’m so touched that the faith element spoke to you – that makes my heart smile. ; )

    Hi D. L. ~ I’m just so blessed that you stopped by! Glad you liked it, and yes – a beautifully written review.


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