A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron (Hidden Masterpiece; 2)

The Synopsis: 

Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.

Present Day: With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like she’s stumbled into a charmed life until a brutal legal battle against fiance William Hanover threatens to destroy their future before it even begins.

1942: Kaja Makovsky narrowly escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 and was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family. Now a reporter for The Daily Telegraph in England, Kaja discovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form of the London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, she has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.

Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kaja must cling to the faith that sustains them and fight to protect all they hold dear even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Read book one in the Hidden Masterpiece series: The Butterfly and the Violin

A Sparrow in Terezin is another great novel by Kristy Cambron. One can tell how well-researched and well-loved both this novel, and the first book in The Hidden Masterpiece series, The Butterfly and the Violin.

I was happy to see that the present day characters, Sera and William, were much more realistic and much better developed in this book than they had been in the first. I enjoyed the plot twists that were found throughout the story and once again the intertwining of the present day and past stories worked out beautifully.

Kaja’s story was intriguing and very well written; it had really good characters and great emotion, but, in my opinion, it was not near as good of a story as Adele Von Bron’s story from The Butterfly and the Violin. That was a story that was just so perfectly written that I doubt it will ever be able to be duplicated. However, I still loved A Sparrow in Terezin, couldn’t put it down, and I will still definitely be recommending it! 4 out of 5 stars!

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