Desperate for a distraction after being jilted at the alter, gallery owner Sera James becomes obsessed with finding a painting she once saw as a child. She is determined to track down the original painting.
Her search brings her to William Hanover, a wealthy man whose grandfather’s estate could hold the answers she seeks. Together, they try to unravel the mystery of the woman in the painting, Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.
Adele, the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, risks everything to help save a Jewish family. Her world changes in an instant when she finds herself behind the barbed wire of Auschwitz.
This is one of the best novels I’ve read this year. It captured my attention from the start, and never let go. Cambron makes you feel as if you are there with Adele as the story comes together. The story goes back and forth between Sera in our present time, and Adele during World War II, yet you don’t feel lost. The stories are woven together so well that you don’t feel jolted out of one and pulled back into another.
Ultimately, this is a Christian novel. The continuing themes are love and hope, and faith above all. This is definitely a favorite, and I can see myself reading it again.
1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average of score 5 out of 5