Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gripping story of hope -- A Sparrow in Terezin

Kristy Cambron set the bar high with her debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, and she soared to the same heights with her second Hidden Masterpiece novel, A Sparrow in Terezin.

Once again, she weaves together a present-day story with past events that include some of the horrors of World War II internment camps.  Following the two stories, separated by continents and by decades, come together carefully and at just the right pace is an emotionally gripping reading experience.

Kristy writes with such feeling and vivid detail that you can easily put yourself into the lives of her characters. And the thread of hope that runs throughout adds an additional sense of beauty to this captivating story.

While A Sparrow in Terezin might be enjoyed as a stand-alone book, I would highly recommend that you first read The Butterfly and the Violin for the sheer enjoyment of the first story and to better understand the second.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

See what other reviewers have to say about A Sparrow in Terezin here.

About the book:

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.

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About 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.

Find Kristy online: website, Facebook, Twitter

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