The Butterfly and the Violin – By Kristy Cambron


This is a debut novel in which Sera James seeks out the story behind a painting that she saw in a Paris art gallery.  Her search leads her to William Hanover III and a story of Adele Von Bron during World War II.

Von Bron is an exceptional violinist who finds herself sent to Auschwitz after helping smuggle Jews out of Vienna. She must use her musical gifts and her faith to help her survive every day.


I give this book four stars.  I find myself drawn to stories set in the World War II era, and this one was no different. While a fictional story, Cambron does a superb job capturing the horrors and despair of WWII and life in Auschwitz accurately. At the same time, she also eloquently crafts that tiny glimmer of hope that those who lived through those days held onto, despite all odds. Through it all, Cambron reminds us of the poignant truth that, no matter what, God is faithful.

I was very impressed with this author, especially as a debut novel. I look forward to reading another of her books. I’d highly recommend this book to you!

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