Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 7 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

Enter my $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway by helping me spread the word about World's Best Story.

For review from Litfuse:
I can't wait to read this one. Both the book cover and the synopsis have me enthralled.

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

"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.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.  The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

Read and reviewed:
On Her Way Home by Sara Petersen (reviewed by Sandra)
Recovering From Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors by Myra Giberovitch (great non-fiction!)

Bookish Posts:
World's Best Story: Rewarding readers and book bloggers for telling the world they found a great story!  My company iRead Book Tours is now a proud sponsor for World's Best Story. Check it out! I'm giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Enter the giveaway by helping me spread the word.

Finished Reading:
Like No Other by Una LaMarche (Loved it!)

Currently Reading:
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber (very good so far)

Hope you all have a great reading week!

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