Saturday, April 11, 2015

REVIEW: A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

REVIEW: A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

{About the Book}

Two 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.

{My Review}

I was so impressed by Cambron's debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin. I was completely absorbed in that story and after I finished I immediately wanted and needed the sequel. When it came time for the organization of the launch team for A Sparrow in Terezin I jumped at the opportunity. And when it came in the mail I may have done a happy dance and squealed. (Of course I did.) Unfortunately, I had other review books to read first but I started it as soon as I could.

I started this book around noon and I never put it down! The story begins at Sera and William's wedding which they rushed towards due to pending legal issues for William. After the ceremony the Feds show up an officially arrest William on fraud charges. And Sera promises she will never give up on proving her husband's innocence. Sera even goes to London to see her husband's father. Sera even has a exciting secret she's keeping from William.

A Sparrow in Terezin was another delightful read which also ended Sera and William's story and gave us Kaja's story. The latter was heart wrenching. If you love historical fiction and contemporary fiction this is the book for you. I'm also looking forward to Kristy's next works which are set in the Gilded Age.

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