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