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

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Free? Kindle Fire? Yup!

Read on for my review of "The Butterfly and the Violin" and make sure you enter the giveaway too!


about the book....


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 worshiping 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....

"The Butterfly and the Violin" is a beautifully written novel from a newer voice to the Christian fiction scene, Kristy Cambron. The story alternates between the present world of Sera and the past world of Adele, and Cambron does so seamlessly, tying the two different plots into a unified whole. The story brings to life the horrors of Auschwitz in heart-breaking detail, as seen through the eyes of Adele and a group of women who make up the women's orchestra at the death camp. Though I have read several stories about Auschwitz, Cambron depicts the past in a unique manner, highlighting how the guards required musicians to play for the camp while the trains unloaded and people were sorted, some to work, some to die. Through the stories of Adele and Sera, Cambron uncovers what it means to be alive and to be who God created us to be. She explores themes of forgiveness, and shows how beauty can exist in the midst of evil. In many of the scenes, I was profoundly moved, both by the lyrical writing and the powerful story conveyed. I see a bright future for Cambron, and am pleased to see that this novel is the first in a series, with more to come from Cambron's pen!

Fans of historical novels will enjoy this first book in the series, from the wonderful characters to the story that will both leave your heart-aching and inspired by the hopeful story of Adele and Sera. 4 out of 5 stars.

A review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.



 about the author....



Kristy CambronKristy Cambron has been fascinated with WWII since hearing her grandfather’s stories. She holds an Art History degree from Indiana University and works as Communications Consultant. Kristy writes WWII and Regency fiction and placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons. Website: www.kristycambron.com Twitter: @KCambronAuthor Facebook: Kristy-L-Cambron-Author








Find out more about the book on the publisher website:  http://www.thomasnelson.com/the-butterfly-and-the-violin.html






And now for the giveaway…


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.


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 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!