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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, William, 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.
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.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Hidden Masterpiece
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Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivors story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.
Present DayWith the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairytale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like shes stumbled into a charmed lifeuntil a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy their future 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 with the man she loves.
1942Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 and was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family. 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, she 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 them and fight to protect all they hold deareven if it means placing their own futures on the line.
KateBSeattle, WA5 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFUL!June 24, 2015KateBSeattle, WAQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5Kristy Cambron weaves a masterful tapestry of past and present in her novel, A Sparrow in Terezin. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this beautifully written tale of two women of faith, each from a different time and place, yet both seeking to recapture love through Gods healing grace. My heart was moved by lovely Sara, overshadowed with despair and uncertainty despite the sunny shores of modern-day San Franciscos coast; and Kja, lonely and anxious amidst the frightening ambience of WWII Europe. Cambrons detail to history is so well-researched and hauntingly accurate, this captivating story kept me turning the pages!
Melissa4 Stars Out Of 5Wonderfully CaptivatingMay 28, 2015MelissaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I couldnt wait to read this book after I read Kristys debut novel. I wasnt disappointed.
I love the contrast between the past and the present. I would love to know if Kristy writes all of one story and then all of the next and then breaks them up.
I wondered how the two stories related and couldnt wait to connect the dots.
In the present we pick up with Sera and William and their marriage that is quickly interrupted. Doubt lingers in their future and around the integrity of William. But Sera stands by him and their love only grows stronger.
In the past we are with Kja and her journey to freedom, or so she thinks. But things dont work out that way and she is thrust into a place of anything but freedom.
If you are like me and enjoy contemporary and historical this is a perfect read for you, it will satisfy much of what you look for in a good book.
An e-copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This will touch your heart !May 6, 2015DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a dual story of present day and World War II.
In 1942 Kja Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939. She is sent out of the country as the German's begin to take over her country. She ends up in England working for a newspaper. When she hears that Jews are being exterminated she makes the decision to go back and rescue her father and mother. Kja will be sent to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin with her mother and father. I found this to be an emotional account of World War II particularly at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin.
Sera and William Hanover are looking at William going to prison for a crime he denies committing. Sera takes it on herself to find out the family secrets and try to prove her husband inocent. This Hanover family is tied to a Holocaust survivor that may bring all the secrets of the Hanover family to light.
This was an emotional story with families past and present finding that faith, redemption and perseverance will determine their futures. I'd recommend this book, it will touch your heart and you will see and feel the emotions Kristy writes in the pages of A Sparrow In Terezin.
I was gifted a copy of A Sparrow in Terezin by Net Galley for my opinion which I have given.
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron - God sees every sparrow!May 5, 2015debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Deb's Dozen: Past and Present Collide as WWII-Era Prague Impacts Newlyweds in California Courage!
Sera James weds William Hanover in a picturesque wedding set in a garden on the Sausalito beach. But almost immediately after "I Do," William is handcuffed and led off to jail on charges for a crime he did not commit. Sera believes in her heart that William could not have done those things he's accused of doing. She is determined to get to the bottom of the charges and set her husband free.
1942 - Kaja Makovsky escaped Prague just as the Nazis occupied the city, but her beloved parents had to be left behind. She is now a reporter for The Daily Telegraph in London. She finds the terror has followed her when the deadly London Blitz occurs. Liam Marshall--a mysterious reporter/spy?--seems determined to help her become successful and...could love be blooming in the midst of war?
A Sparrow in Terezin documents the tales of these two women who are tied together by long ago events. Sara works her way back through history to find out the whys and hows of what William may have done. Kaja's story moves forward as we see what she endures.
I was initially put off by the back and forth in each chapter, but then was drawn into the intrigue in both eras. Both characters are believable and courageous--under stress and pressure that most women will never have to experience. I loved the description of war-plagued Prague and what Kaja was able to accomplish with her "sparrows." I had not heard of The Sparrows of Terezin and their art prior to reading this book.
There are some details that seem to conflict at the end of the novel--I'm not sure if Cambron intends another book in the series--this is the sequel to The Butterfly and the Violin. Hopefully they will be cleared up in the next entry in the series if there is one. Because of those hanging ends, I can only give A Sparrow in Terezin four stars, but I am intrigued enough to read the first book to get the backstory.
Litfuse Publicity Group and Thomas Nelson gave me a copy of A Sparrow in Terezin in exchange for my candid review.
RachelGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book that will keep the pages turning!April 30, 2015RachelGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Suspense, romance, love, friendship and forgiveness all of these things and more are found in this book! Kristy takes you on a ride to the past and brings it to life like nothing I have seen before. The vivid pictures she brings to your mind through each seen will leave you wanting the next chapter and then the next. This was my first time reading one of Kristy's books and I couldn't put it down. Her characters are so lifelike and I felt as if I were right there in the middle of every scene and every place that the book takes you. This book spoke to my heart and desire to know more about the holocaust and World War 2. I was overcome by grief, joy and love all in what seemed like the same chapter! The lives of Kaja and Sera intertwine beautifully throughout the book. This book is the second book in the series but it reads well as a standalone. I understood the hints about the first book easily and it only made me want to read the first book more. You will definitely not be sorry for buying this book. It's well worth the money.
I received this book through the booklookbloggers.com blogger program in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.