Book Review: A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin (A Hidden Masterpiece Novel Book 2) by Kristy Cambron, the sequel to The Butterfly and the Violin, alternates between history and the present time. The historical part takes you down a wandering path endearing Kaja Makovsky (the main character from the past) right to the atrocities of a concentration camp.Lately I've been reading a few books set during WWII. 

Are you a letter writer? Not just emails but old fashioned real pen and ink on paper letters? Art and letters are the connections in this story from past to present. Though the book can be read alone, it does build on the sequel.

Insider information about the war is shared from a journalist's viewpoint before the time of internet and television speed news. The changes are shocking as the characters live through them. The modern tale doesn't parallel the past, yet the characters are linked. 

Kristy Cambron brings you the continuation of Sera James' story and tells Kája Makovsky's story in,A Sparrow in Terezin---book two in the Hidden Masterpiece series.

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 fiancé 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, Kája 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, Kája 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 Kája 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 Kája will fight to protect all they hold dear.

Meet the Author

Kristy Cambron has 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.

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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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