A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin Book Cover A Sparrow in Terezin
Kristy Cambron
Fiction
Thomas Nelson
4/7/2015
336

Bound together across time, two women willdiscover a powerful connection through one survivor's story of hope in the darkestdays of a war-torn world. Present Day—With the grandopening 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 battleagainst fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly plannedfuture she’s planned before it even begins. Now, after an eleventh-hour weddingceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime henever committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threatenher family and any hope for a future. 1942—Kája Makovsky narrowlyescaped occupied Prague in 1939, and was forced to leave her half-Jewish familybehind. Now a reporter for the Daily Telegraph in England, Kájadiscovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form ofthe London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousandson the continent, Kája has no choice but to return to her mother city, riskingher life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace. Connecting across a century through one littlegirl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women willdiscover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale ofhope and survival, Sera and Kája must cling to the faith that sustains and fightto protect all they hold dear—even if it means placing their own futures on theline.

My Thoughts

As a reader who greatly enjoyed Kristy Cambron’s first book in this series, “The Butterfly and the Violin,” I was delighted when I was offered the second book in the series for review.  In this novel, Sera and William return and their relationship matures with new and exciting struggles.  A new historical romance also fills the pages with the same heart pulling angst and romance as the first novel.  This author truly is gifted at developing stories that are well developed with characters that easily relatable and lovable.

“A Sparrow in Terezin” is a great read and hard to put down.  I did find myself glad to have read “The Butterfly and the Violin” first, since I was already attached to some of the main characters, but I certainly don’t think you needed to have read the books in order.  With that said, don’t miss “The Butterfly and the Violin” if you choose to read “A Sparrow in Terezin” first.  Both books are wonderful, engaging reads.

Giveaway

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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From the Publisher:

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.

About the Author:

Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her second novel, A Sparrow in Terezin, was named Library Journal Reviews’ “Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction)” for February 2015. Cambron is an art/design manager at TheGROVEstory.com storytelling ministry. She holds a degree in art history from Indiana University and has nearly 15 years of experience in instructional design and communications for a Fortune-100 company. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.