“The Butterfly and the Violin” is a Haunting Love Story

untitledSera James is on the hunt for a picture, a beautiful, haunting portrait of a young woman and a violin that Sera saw once in a Paris gallery. Now she’s seeking the portrait as the crowning piece to a display of Holocaust era art and, frankly, to satisfy her own curiosity about the beautiful woman with her shorn head and tattooed forearm. When a duplicate of the portrait is located in an estate sale, Sarah is delighted. The owner, however, has his own decidedly peculiar terms for helping Sera on her quest for the original portrait.
I very much enjoyed “The Butterfly and the Violin.” Skillfully woven dual timelines take the reader back and forth between Nazi-occupied Austria and present day stories. The dialogue is well done, the horrors of the camps and the daily life and death struggles are brought to vivid life. The modern story line is interesting and fresh (although I wasn’t completely taken by the ending.) I think both romance and historical fiction readers will enjoy “The Butterfly and the Violin” by Kristy Cambron and I look forward to what she writes next!
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.

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