Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago. Her desire for distraction re-ignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl--a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
Searching for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover--grandson of a wealthy Californian --who may be key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting's subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.
Incredible contrast of Adele Von Bron's aristocratic life as a prized violinist for her homeland of Austria prior to life subjected to the cruelties of Auschwitz camp Birkenau. In a revelation of the use of musicians in the camps, I learned of an entirely new horror of war implemented by the Third Reich. Amazing debut by a talented new author, Recommended.
I anticipate April 2015's release of #2 in the Hidden Masterpiece series "A Sparrow in Terezin"
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