I just finished listening to the audio book The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. I was hoping this would be a good book as I saw there’s another book that goes with it. This one came to me via Hoopla when I was looking for another book.
The cover doesn’t look it but after a few chapters in I found this was a christian fiction book. I’ll admit, at times, christian fiction books can be a bit much for me. I am a christian but sometimes books can get a little preachy and that drives me crazy. This one was okay…The story was good and definitely kept my interest.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“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 maybe 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.
“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”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars. I’ve give the book 4.3. I liked the story….
Good news for me. Hoopla has four other books written by the same author. I’m off to check them out. The books are an easy listen for when I’m cleaning…not a ton of characters I have to keep track of…nothing deep just a good story. Sometimes that’s just what I need.