A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

The Synopsis: 

a-sparrow-in-terezinTwo women, one in the present day and one in 1942, each hope for a brighter future. But they’ll both have to battle through their darkest days to reach it.

“Today. “With the grand opening of her new gallery and a fairytale wedding months away, Sera James appears to have a charmed life. But in an instant, the prospect of a devastating legal battle surrounding her fiance threatens to tear her dreams apart. Sera and William rush to marry and are thrust into a world of doubt and fear as they defend charges that could separate them for life.

“June 1942. “After surviving the Blitz bombings that left many Londoners with shattered lives, Kaja Makovsky prayed for the war to end so she could return home to Prague. But despite the horrors of war, the gifted journalist never expected to see a headline screaming the extermination of Jews in work camps. Half-Jewish with her family in danger, Kaja has no choice but to risk everything to get her family out of Prague. But with the clutches of evil all around, her escape plan crumbles into deportation, and Kaja finds herself in a new reality as the art teacher to the children of Terezin.

Bound by a story of hope and the survival of one little girl, both Sera and Kaja will fight to protect all they hold dear.

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

My Review: 

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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