Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Butterfly and the Violin

 
GIVEAWAY
CAMBRON, KRISTY
THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN

And then came war . . .

Today. Sera James spends most of her time arranging auctions for the art world’s elite clientele. When her search to uncover an original portrait of an unknown Holocaust victim leads her to William Hanover III, they learn that this painting is much more than it seems.

Vienna, 1942. Adele Von Bron has always known what was expected of her. As a prodigy of Vienna’s vast musical heritage, this concert violinist intends to carry on her family's tradition and play with the Vienna Philharmonic. But when the Nazis learn that she helped smuggle Jews out of the city, Adele is taken from her promising future and thrust into the horrifying world of Auschwitz.

The veil of innocence is lifted to expose a shuddering presence of evil, and Adele realizes that her God-given gift is her only advantage; she must play. Becoming a member of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz, she fights for survival. Adele’s barbed-wire walls begin to kill her hope as the months drag into nearly two years in the camp. With surprising courage against the backdrop of murder and despair, Adele finally confronts a question that has been tugging at her heart: Even in the midst of evil, can she find hope in worshipping God with her gift?

As Sera and William learn more about the subject of the mysterious portrait—Adele—they are reminded that whatever horrors one might face, God’s faithfulness never falters.

My Review:

You know that special feeling  you get when you open a book and your super-reader-spidey-senses start clamoring an alarm that raises the hair on the back of your neck and goosebumps on your arms and you come to the stunning realization that you are holding a stupendous story in your hands? Well, The Butterfly and the Violin is that kind of book.

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.

All this in a debut novel! It boggles the mind but gladdens my heart no end. Cambron has created a masterpiece that testifies of God's faithfulness and the invincible spirit of his ultimate creation.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Butterfly and the Violin please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 10 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Net Galley for my review copy of this book.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/kcambron

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44 comments:

  1. THE.COVER. !!!!
    Story itself sounds raw and intense. Would LOVE to read this one!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- intriguing, right? And the title -- it makes so much sense when you read the book! This is definitely a book you would love, Janka. Good luck!

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  2. I really really want to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!
    Have a great week.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. You really, really should read it Amy. :-) Good luck!

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  3. Ooh! This looks like a good one. Would love to read it! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Honestly, it's incredible. Has tons of reviews on amazon -- all five and four stars. Incredible. Good luck, aerykah!

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  4. I've been trying to whittle down my TBR list so I've refrained from entering book giveaways but I read excellent reviews of this book everywhere! So, I thought I just had to try...maybe if I read this, it'll heighten my super-reader-spidey-senses also! he he, thanks for the giveaway!

    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Those super-reader-spidey-senses are important tools for us readers with daunting TBR piles, that's for sure. Good luck, Lis!

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  5. I've been wanting to read this book for so long; I was so glad when I saw you were doing a giveaway with this book.
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com
    Thanks so much,
    Deborah

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    1. Glad you are glad, Deborah. It's an awesome read. Good luck!

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  6. Sounds like a great read! stephiek1984 AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. I'd love to win & read this novel--I've always been intrigued by the time period.

    estock(at)fairpoint(dot)net

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    1. And this is yet another unique take on the whole Word War II/holocaust theme. And done so well. Good luck, Elaine.

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  8. I have heard so much good about this one, and the novel cover is beautiful. I must read this one way or another. :)
    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Definitely -- and it's simply stunning. And yay -- first in a series. Good luck, Melissa.

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  9. Oh, I am captivated already!!!! This will certainly be a must read for me! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  10. I am beyond excited about this one. By what you said about this boo, Kav, it shouts a winner to me. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It is definitely a winner, Melanie. Good luck

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  11. Sounds like a very powerful tale... WWII is not a time period I have read many books set in. But I've heard nothing but good things about this book.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Honestly, Patty, it's breath taking. And it has the contemp angle as well. Loved it to pieces. Good luck!

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  12. Please drop my name in the giveaway hat! writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Consider yourself dropped (gently of course). Good luck!

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  13. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  14. sorry - didn't notice the spelling error til it posted and no edit button ;)
    I'm intrigued with all the amazing WWII stories now available and this one sounds superb ! <3 luv the cover too! thanks for the opp to enter !!

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    1. I know --there have been so many good ones and the really amazing thing is that they are all completely different. Good luck fhc!

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  15. Wow, everything I've been hearing is fantastic! There's been some spectacular WWII fiction this year.

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It's a favourite genre of mine -- though I find it gutwrenching to read. Good luck, Rachael.

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  16. I would buy this book based on the cover alone. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Janet. I think the cover is lovely enough to be framed and put on the wall. Good luck!

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  17. I've read such great reviews of this book! It's definitely on my to-read list. Thanks for the giveaway and recommendation!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- it seems to have taken everyone by storm. Definitely worth the read. Good luck, Heidi.

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  18. I have added this to my reading list of books I want to get. I enjoy reading about WWII, in fact I am reading a book now about that era and I can hardly leave it lay. I love the cover! Thank you for the giveaway and your review Kav and a thank you for Kristy writing the book!

    Blessings!

    Lori
    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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    1. There is something so fascinating about that time period, isn't there? Good luck, Lori.

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  19. The Butterfly and the Violin cover seems to play a haunting melody to pull you into an amazing story. Your review was wonderful, I look forward to reading this soon!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  20. Hello Kav. Another one I've been trying to get. Maybe you will bring me good luck. Love the story line. Thanks for a chance to win. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  21. A new author for me and it sounds like a good read ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  22. I love these kinds of books that take you back and forth from the past to the present. Sounds like a great read!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I do too -- and love when the stories merge. I always get goosebumps. Good luck, Cathy.

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