• The Butterfly and the Violin

  • A Hidden Masterpiece Novel
  • By: Kristy Cambron
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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)

"[D]ebut 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)

©2022 Kristy Cambron (P)2022 Thomas Nelson

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great story line but....

the storyline was poignant and the songs were well researched. I just want to say that the book, especially toward the end, was way too evangelical for my taste. if you're an evangelical, you'll love this, though.

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Flimsy story

It feels like you start in the middle of story and there are way to many god references, not my thing. The narrator is great but the story is flimsy

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The Butterfly and the Violin

Wonderful story of part of the Holocaust! Very well written and narrated! These two Nove!a were Amazing! Could not hardly stop listening! God gives us talent in the most horrific of time's! Beauty and Glory to His name! Thank you for these Amazing stories!