A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron book review.

Book info
About the book:
A Sparrow in Terezin (Thomas Nelson, April 2015)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 fairytale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly planned future she’s planned before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime he never committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threaten her family and any hope for a future.1942—Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939, and was forced to leave her half-Jewish family behind. Now a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in England, Kája 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, Kája 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 Kája must cling to the faith that sustains and fight to protect all they hold dear—even if it means placing their own futures on the line.
About the author:Kristy Cambronhas been fascinated with the WWII era since hearing her grandfather’s stories of the war. She holds an art history degree from Indiana University and received the Outstanding Art History Student Award. Kristy writes WWII and Regency era fiction and has placed first in the 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations and 2012 FCRW Beacon contests, and is a 2013 Laurie finalist. Kristy makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons.
My Review:
I was excited to get my hands on this book. Several months ago I had the pleasure of reading The Butterfly and the Violin the first book in Kristy’s (A Hidden Masterpiece Series) and thoroughly enjoyed it, therefore, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read its sequel.
I certainly wasn’t disappointed, a real page turner. Kristy has a way of transporting her reader from one time period to another…without missing a beat. Two great stories packed into one book.
This is the story of two young women (one present-day and one living during WWll) who’s lives become entangled decades apart…a mystery unravels to show how their lives intercept. I didn’t want to stop reading!
I especially enjoyed reading about the events that unfolded during WWll–both in London and in Terezin. Her story gives the reader a glimpse of the horrors and atrocities of WWll.
After reading this book one will walk away with a greater respect for those who died and endured during WWll.
Without a doubt I would give this book five stars. I’m looking forward to her next read.
Litfuse Review

Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection in Kristy Cambron‘s new book, A Sparrow in Terezin. Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains and fight to protect all they hold dear—even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

Kristy is celebrating by giving away a basket filled with goodies inspired by her new book!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A set of poppy notecards
  • A poppy pin
  • A copy of I Never Saw Another Butterfly
  • A copy of the Mrs. Miniver DVD
  • Literary tea bags
  • Tumbler
  • A copy of A Sparrow in Terezin
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 28th. Winner will be announced April 29th on Kristy’s blog.

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Blessings, Kasey
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2 thoughts on “A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

  1. Oh, I downloaded the first onto my reader, but have not read it yet. That is a must and then will surely want to read this one. I have been fascinated by WWII history regarding the Jews in Europe in biographies and autobios. I have only read one fictional tale of the period but think these two will be my next. Thanks for a great review.
    ~ linda

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    • Linda, These are great reads! After reading The Butterfly and the Violin I couldn’t wait to read the second book. I think I enjoyed the second book even a little more than the first, but you really should read them in order to truly understand how the two stories fit together. If you like WWll history, Remember the Lillies by Liz Tolsma is also a wonderful book. It takes place in the Philippines after the Japanese take control of the island. Blessings, Kasey

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