The Butterfly and the Violin : Hidden Masterpiece

  • by Kristy Cambron
  • Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
  • Series: Hidden Masterpiece
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.


What the Critics Say

"Cambron vividly recounts interwoven sagas of heartache and recovery through courage, love, art, and faith." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Better than Outstanding!

Rarely do I give a book 5 stars, but this one definitely deserves it. The author has the incredible ability to take a horrible time in history, write about lives and love lost, and yet make us smile at the end of the book. This book was incredible in my opinion. I loved it. The character development made each person come to life and helped us either love or hate what was happening. Adele's strength, trials and ability to overcome are amazing. I highly recommend this book!
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- Compute

So very realistic.

I appreciate so much the extra research the author undertook before beginning. I was caught up from the first chapter. I feel I have gotten a fairly accurate portrayal of the time and situation. I'm fascinated by this era of history as I had family there. My Aunt was able to talk about in her later life and feel she wasn't entirely truthful. The narrator was excellent and I will certainly look for her again. I'm going to start book two as soon as I post it.
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- Patty Deffenbaugh Karber

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio