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Review of The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Rating: 5 bookmarks (Fantastic, definitely a keeper.)

*I received a free copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.*

 I absolutely loved this book! I haven’t read a lot of historical books, so I wasn’t sure how I would like it but it was just beautifully written. Everything from the harsh realities of the camps, to the more modern story of Sera and William was amazing in detail. I loved how everything was connected and it just seemed like the story came full circle at the end and Vladimir and Adele’s story was still able to live on. It was never confusing switching between the two times. I felt like the author did a really good job of keeping them separated because some books like that can be confusing. I felt like I was more attached to Adele’s side of the story and I was rooting for her and sad for everything that she was going through. So far, this has been one of my favorite books of the year. I recommend it to everyone because it’s just so beautiful.

 

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Bookshelf Tour Part One

Hi guys! So, this is my first bookshelf tour! 🙂 I decided to break it into two parts: this first part will be my bookshelf with adult books and the second part will be young adult books. You can find part two here. I hope you like it and feel free to comment on suggestions for how to organize my shelves (since I don’t really have a system) and any book recommendations.

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 So on the first shelf I have:

  • A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling
  • No Distance Too Far by Lauraine Snelling
  • A Heart for Home by Lauraine Snelling
  • An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling
  • A New Day Rising by Lauraine Snelling
  • A Land to Call Home by Lauraine Snelling
  • The Reapers’ Song by Lauraine Snelling
  • Tender Mercies by Lauraine Snelling
  • Blessing in Disguise by Lauraine Snelling
  • A Dream to Follow by Lauraine Snelling
  • Believing The Dream by Lauraine Snelling
  • More Than A Dream by Lauraine Snelling
  • A Promise for Ellie by Lauraine Snelling
  • Sophie’s Dilemma by Lauraine Snelling
  • A Touch of Grace by Lauraine Snelling
  • Rebecca’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling
  • Ruby by Lauraine Snelling
  • Pearl by Lauraine Snelling
  • Opal by Lauraine Snelling
  • Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling
  • Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock
  • Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock
  • River’s Edge by Terri Blackstock
  • Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock
  • When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall
  • When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall
  • When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall
  • White Christmas Pie by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Sanctuary by David and Beverly Lewis
  • Beautiful in God’s Eyes by Elizabeth George
  • The Blessed Life by Ken McCoy

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 On the second shelf I have: 

  • Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury
  • Take One by Karen Kingsbury
  • Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury
  • A Moment of Weakness by Karen Kingsbury
  • Halfway to Forever by Karen Kingsbury
  • Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury
  • Summer by Karen Kingsbury
  • Someday by Karen Kingsbury
  • Sunset by Karen Kingsbury
  • This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury
  • Dawn’s Prelude by Tracie Peterson
  • A Promise to Believe In by Tracie Peterson
  • A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson
  • A Dream to Call My Own by Tracie Peterson
  • A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
  • An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
  • A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
  • Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson
  • Under the Northern Lights by Tracie Peterson
  • Whispers of Winter by Tracie Peterson
  • Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • In the Twinkling of an Eye by Sydney Watson
  • The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
  • The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
  • A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

Stacked on top (borrowed from a friend):

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

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On the third shelf I have:

  • my King James Bible
  • The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
  • SummerHill Secrets Volume 1 by Beverly Lewis (5 stories in 1)
  • SummerHill Secrets Volume 2 by Beverly Lewis (5 stories in 1)
  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II
  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal
  • Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul
  • Teen Ink 2
  • Maine Brides by Susan Page Davis (3 in 1)
  • Mississippi Weddings by Janet Lee Barton (3 in 1)
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks 
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks 
  • At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks 
  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  • Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  • Longing for Home by Kathryn Springer
  • Duty to Protect by Roxanne Rustand
  • Seaside Reunion by Irene Hannon
  • Private Eye Protector by Shirlee McCoy

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On the fourth shelf I have: 

  • Kelly’s Chance by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Betsy’s Return by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Sarah’s Choice by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • A Merry Heart by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Looking for A Miracle by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Plain and Fancy by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • The Hope Chest by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • A Cousin’s Promise by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • A Cousin’s Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • A Cousin’s Challenge by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Lydia’s Charm by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • The Brethren by Beverly Lewis
  • The Thorn by Beverly Lewis
  • The Judgment by Beverly Lewis
  • The Secret by Beverly Lewis 
  • The Missing by Beverly Lewis
  • The Telling by Beverly Lewis
  • The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis
  • The Parting by Beverly Lewis
  • The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis
  • The Longing by Beverly Lewis
  • The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall
  • The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall
  • The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
  • Julia’s Hope by Leisha Kelly
  • Emma’s Gift by Leisha Kelly
  • Katie’s Dream by Leisha Kelly
  • Rorey’s Secret by Leisha Kelly
  • Rachel’s Prayer by Leisha Kelly
  • Sarah’s Promise by Leisha Kelly
  • The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly
  • The Morning is Nigh by Leisha Kelly
  • Love Finds You in Miracle Kentucky by Andrea Boeshaar

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On the fifth shelf I have:

(The first few things are just some college books, notebooks, and a brain teaser book.)

  • Montana Marriages Trilogy by Mary Connealy (3 in 1)
  • Lassoed in Texas Trilogy by Mary Connealy (3 in 1)
  • Cornhusker Dreams by Cara Putman (3 in 1)
  • Wildflower Hearts by Vickie McDonough (3 in 1)
  • Heartland Heroes by Andrea Boeshaar (3 in 1)
  • Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow
  • Jimmy by Robert Whitlow
  • Mountain Top and Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow (2 in 1)
  • Last Light by Terri Blackstock
  • Night Light by Terri Blackstock
  • The Outsider by Ann H. Gabhart
  • The Journey by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Love Finds You in Miracle Kentucky by Andrea Boeshaar (duplicate copy)
  • The Story of Amelia Earhart by Adele de Leeuw
  • The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  • Pop Bakery by Clare O’Connell
  • Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

That’s all for my first bookshelf! Part 2 will be my young adult books! Thanks for reading and I hope you liked it! 🙂

Bookshelf Tour Part Two

Welcome to part two of my bookshelf tour! You can find part one here. I’ll be showing you all of my young adult books! Again, if you have any organizing or book recommendations, feel free to comment.

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On the first shelf I have:

  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Schwemm
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Torment by Lauren Kate
  • Passion by Lauren Kate
  • Evernight by Claudia Gray
  • Stargazer by Claudia Gray
  • Hourglass by Claudia Gray
  • Afterlife by Claudia Gray
  • Fateful by Claudia Gray 
  • Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
  • Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret by Obert Skye
  • Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want by Obert Skye
  • Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye
  • Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye

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On the second shelf I have:

  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
  • The Wall by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
  • The Wounded by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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On the third shelf I have: 

  • Splintered by A.G. Howard
  • Unhinged by A.G. Howard
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
  • Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody
  • How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  • Specials by Scott Westerfeld
  • When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard 
  • Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
  • Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  • Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  • Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  • Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
  • The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
  • Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley
  • The Passionaries by Tonya Hurley
  • The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

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On the fourth shelf I have:

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner 
  • The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  • The Novelist by Angela Hunt
  • The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
  • Alienated by Melissa Landers
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland
  • The Menagerie: Dragon on Trial by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland
  • Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
  • Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
  • Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
  • Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard
  • The Murmurings by Carly Anne West
  • Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  • Temptation by R.L. Stine
  • Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne
  • Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Red Rain by R.L. Stine

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On the fifth shelf I have:

  • I, Walter by Mike Hartner
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  • Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  • Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
  • Frozen by Erin Bowman
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
  • Killer Instinct by S.E. Green
  • Free to Fall by Lauren Miller 
  • My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
  • Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington
  • Sway by Kat Spears
  • Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot
  • A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow
  • Running Lean by Diana L. Sharples
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Divergent Companion by Lois H. Gresh
  • Speechless by Hannah Harrington
  • The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

So that’s it for all of my books! Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

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