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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 fianci 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.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Hidden Masterpiece
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.
Kristy Cambron is an award-winning author of Christian fiction, including her bestselling debut The Butterfly and the Violin, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping series. She is a passionate storyteller who travels to speak at ministry events across the country, encouraging women to experience a deeper life in the Word through verse mapping. Her work has been named in Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal Reviews Best Books, RT Reviewers Choice Awards, and received 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations.
Kristy holds a degree in art history/research writing, and has fifteen years of experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons and can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.
To stay connected, visit www.kristycambron.com.
BookwormMama14Age: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Stunning Masterpiece!February 14, 2018BookwormMama14Age: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5I am apparently a glutton for punishment and decide to read all the books that will rip out my heart and stomp on it back to back. Story SHOULD move you though. As you read the words of the author's heart poured out on the page...If you finish unchanged...What was the point? These characters, these stories, may be fictional, but they represent many people who had to live through one of the darkest times in history. Ask yourself, what can we learn from them? What are they trying to tell us? Fiction CAN and WILL challenge you to grow, to learn, to thrive...
Multiple times I wanted to cry (and there were times tears escaped) while listening to this story. Knowing that the horrors depicted in this book were lived out in reality during WWII. Kristy Cambron...I tip my hat to you...You have found BEAUTY in the ashes of a history that is riddled with sorrow and death. You have brought redemption to life on the page. You have spoken TRUTH and LIFE and LOVE into the hearts of any who lay a hand on your books. But none more so than this one*. Thank you. A Sparrow in Terezin truly is a masterpiece.
*Revision: And The Lost Castle
I won a print copy of this book from the author. This review is based on the audio version which I borrowed from my public library. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Rosa5 Stars Out Of 5God Sees Each SparrowApril 3, 2017RosaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was another excellent read! Kristy Cambron has talent when it comes to writing historical fiction. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, I've really enjoyed reading her books.
This is the second book in a series, following the Butterfly & the Violin. Both books have a dual story, intertwined throughout. The modern characters continue from the first book into this one.
Before reading this book, I hadn't known anything about Terezin, and really enjoyed the detail in this story. The main character had been sent away from her home in Prague to escape the war. She returns a few years later to help her parents escape, and finds herself being shipped to the concentration camp. There, she is given the job of teaching the children. She has to help them believe that life is still good, when all around them everything is showing that it is not.
This is such a heart-wrenching story.
Inkwell Reviews4 Stars Out Of 5Review from inkwellreviews.comJanuary 2, 2017Inkwell ReviewsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4When I read The Butterfly and the Violin (the first book in this series), I was totally shocked. I had never heard of Kristy Cambron before and I was totally blown away. The way that she writes is so breathtaking. Before I say anything else, I must say that you need to read the first book before you read this one. You will not understand everything if you just jump right into this one. In both of these books there are two stories going on at the same time. One is in the present day and the other is in the WWII era. Because Kristy Cambron is basically putting two stories into one book, I felt it was a bit rushed. She didnt go into much detail and sometimes I was confused as to what was happening. The Butterfly and the Violin was not like this at all, so I know it can be done. Even though I felt this book was rushed, it still had a beautiful story. It was very similar to the first one (although I must say that this one wasnt as sad), so if you liked that one then youll love this one.
This book takes you into the world of the holocaust. Yes, you might shed a few tears, I know I did, but A Sparrow in Terezin is worth the read. I would defiantly recommend this book.
NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Hanting and masterfully writtenSeptember 9, 2016NanceeGrand Rapids, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Kristy Cambron has produced another masterful novel that follows her highly acclaimed book, The Butterfly and the Violin!
As explained above in the description of the book, two young women are thrust into situations where neither woman can envision resolutions to their respective predicaments. Each character has incredible strength, is well defined and very likeable. The settings for each locale are remarkably depicted and as contrasting as conceivable.
Heartbreaking and agonizing at times, my emotions ran the gamut between moments of happier times and the gruesome realities of the Holocaust. I'm very impressed once again! Ms. Cambron is an author that I will continue to follow. By all means, pick up copies of her books. You'll be swept away to a different time and place, and find yourself wondering why you've not read these books sooner!
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Sparrow in TerezinJuly 22, 2016MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a sequel to THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN. It would be quite helpful to read this prior to A SPARROW IN TEREZIN so the contemporary story line makes more sense. This is a dual time line book, with a contemporary story interspersed with a primarily World War II story. It takes quite a bit of the book to make the connection. I was glad I was reading a paper copy to keep the dates clearer in my mind. Much of the war story, especially in Terezin, was hard to read, however the message was a good one. I think it's important to read these stories, of the atrocities done to the Jews (and others), so they are not forgotten. I highly recommend both of these books by Kristy Cambron.