Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Litfuse Review: A Sparrow in Terezin by:Kristy Cambron

A Sparrow in Terezin (Hidden Masterpiece #2)
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:
 In the present day, Sera James is a newlywed with her new husband behind bars. Her new husband is faced with a decade behind bars when he is wrongly accused. Sera knows that it is time to fight for her new marriage and the man that she loves. Sera gets her husband William out of jail but now they face some new uncertainites as a married couple. Sera gets her husband William out of jail but now they face some new uncertainties as a married couple.

 In 1939, Keja Makovsky barely escaped the Nazis as they invaded Prague. With her half Jewish family stays behind, she thinks to herself that she will never be able to live alone. fast forward to 1942, and she works at The Daily Telegraph in England as a reporter. As a reporter, she learns about what the German's are up to and as a result she goes back to her old home in search of her family in an attempt to rescue them.

 I really enjoyed this book. I also read the first book in the series, The Butterfly & the Violin. The author can flow really well between generations. All of her writing is strong and brilliant! I enjoyed her books in this series!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.