Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On My Nightstand - The Butterfly and The Violin by Kristy Cambron

Sera James,an art gallery owner, remembers a painting she saw as a child and vows to find it. Her search causes her path to cross with William Hanover, a wealthy businessman.

Adele Von Bron is the Sweetheart of Vienna because of her musical prowess. While performing for the Nazi elite, including her father, she meets Vladimir Nicolai, a talented cellist. Will she marry for love or bow to her father's wishes for a match with a Nazi officer?

The author grabbed me from the first page with a story so captivating it still echoes in my mind. There are numerous World War II novels on the market, but The Butterfly and The Violin approaches it in a unique way. The story of two women - one past and one present - intertwine and create a mystery of epic proportions.

Well thought out characters, a substantial plot, and heartache beyond imagination brought that awful time into sharp focus. The inhumanity of people apart from Judeo/Christian values reminded me of how easily mankind can justify the most horrific deeds.

I'll be looking for more of Kristy Cambron's books. This was 5-Star all the way.

Disclaimer: Neither the publisher nor the author paid me for this review. All opinions, as always, are mine alone.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

The cover is beautiful! I will get this book; sounds like an excellent read.