Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WoW #43: Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
Series: Hidden Masterpiece, #1
Thomas Nelson July 2014

And then came war . . .

"Today." Sera James spends most of her time arranging auctions for the art world's elite clientele. When her search to uncover an original portrait of an unknown Holocaust victim leads her to William Hanover III, they learn that this painting is much more than it seems.

"Vienna, 1942." Adele Von Bron has always known what was expected of her. As a prodigy of Vienna's vast musical heritage, this concert violinist intends to carry on her family's tradition and play with the Vienna Philharmonic. But when the Nazis learn that she helped smuggle Jews out of the city, Adele is taken from her promising future and thrust into the horrifying world of Auschwitz.

The veil of innocence is lifted to expose a shuddering presence of evil, and Adele realizes that her God-given gift is her only advantage; she must play. Becoming a member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz, she fights for survival. Adele's barbed-wire walls begin to kill her hope as the months drag into nearly two years in the camp. With surprising courage against the backdrop of murder and despair, Adele finally confronts a question that has been tugging at her heart: Even in the midst of evil, can she find hope in worshipping God with her gift?

As Sera and William learn more about the subject of the mysterious portrait--Adele--they are reminded that whatever horrors one might face, God's faithfulness never falters.

Why I want to read it
I don't automatically pick up books that take place in two different time periods, but recently I read A Promise in Pieces that beautifully wove the present day with the past. So I'm willing to give it a try. This book sounds hauntingly lovely.  Bonus: check out the author's Pinterest board devoted to this book.

Pre-order it:
Amazon ($11.95 / $9.99) and ChristianBooks ($11.99 / $9.99) and Barnes and Noble ($11.95 / $9.99)
Prices are good as of April 9, 2014 for pre-ordering the paperback/ebook edition. Please double check for yourself.

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  1. Wow! What a gorgeous cover! It sounds pretty interesting too! Nice pick!

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  2. I can't wait for this one either!

    1. It does sound very compelling doesn't it!


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