Sunday, July 27, 2014

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN – Kindle Fire Giveaway & RSVP for 8/7 Facebook Party!

The Butterfly and the Violin
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.


 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!

About the book: A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz---and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.
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, 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: in the grim camps of Auschwitz and in the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.

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About the author: Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with the WWII era since hearing her grandfather's stories of the war. She holds an art history degree from Indiana University and received the Outstanding Art History Student Award. Kristy writes WWII and Regency era fiction and has placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests, and is a 2013 Laurie finalist. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons.

Find Kristy online: website, Facebook, Twitter

My Review:
First of all I have to say, I LOVED this book!  Seriously, "The Butterfly and the Violin" is one of the top five books that I have read this year so far! Kristy Cambron is a talented writer and I am looking forward to reading many more books from her (I saw  book 2 in this series is to be released in April!). This book is really the telling of two stories, each story set in a different decade and each story about love, loss and hope. 
Sera has been intrigued by a painting since she was a little girl and this in recent years has turned into an obsession; however she is not the only one whom must find the original painting and its' owner.  William is trying to find this painting's owner and is trying to carry on his family name and protect his family.  To help each other out, Sera and William team up, but their hearts also become involved.  Throughout their story, the story of the woman whom is the subject of the painting is told as well.  Adele, society's darling and a very talented violinist, loses life as she knows it in a single night.  Adele must hold onto hope and a will to live in order to survive during World War II and yet she gives others hope and something to live for as well. 
Kristy does an amazing job with switching seamlessly back and forth between the two stories and she captured my attention from the very first chapter and I did not want to stop reading.  It is truly a wonderful book and one that will draw you completely into the lives of all of the characters and will have you experiencing all kinds of emotions with the characters throughout their journeys.  I highly recommend this book to historical romance fans!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour go here:

*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this book blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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