I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron
on April 7, 2015
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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.
A Sparrow in Terezin tells two stories but one at the same time – how the past can make an impact to present.
This book reminds us of what should matter – Not wealth or material things but the goodness in our hearts, kindness to others, and honesty to everyone we care about.
I love the characters! I’ve been having a bad deal with characters lately, and I’m happy that this book came my way.
Sera is everything a strong woman turned wife turned mother is.
William is every broken man with a past he’s so scared of.
Penn is every friend everyone would like to have.
Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s up to us whether to work on it or run away – only to be haunted by it, sooner or later.
Kaja is every person who seeks only the good for everyone she cares for. Liam is every guy who wants to keep the closest to him safe.
Dane is every human who knows what’s good and what’s not, and has the sense to do his will.
Everyone is different, but in the end, we all just want the best for the people we love. And that’s what this story is.
Sophia is every survivor who has been through a lot and only wants to help others through, just like she once had been.
This story is beautiful. It says how a person could help one, and that help might be able to help people, even after so many years. It is also greatly written, even though the shift might tick you off. I was because I want Sera’s story to continue but then it gets cut off to Kaja’s, and when I’m having the hang of it, it’ll switch to Sera’s. It was pretty much frustrating. And I found a [super] minor or two typographical mistakes.
Overall, this book takes us back to a time where hell seemed to have come down on earth, and the present, when mistakes get in the way of peace, and reminds us that the world is bigger than it always seems.
Reviewed by: Reneth