Cambron, Kristy. A Sparrow In Terezin: A Hidden Masterpiece Novel. Nashvilee, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2015.
Present and past collide in this hauntingly beautiful yet heartbreakingly sorrowful novel. In 1942, Kaja Makovsky escapes Prague to begin life anew in London; however, she decides to return to save her parents left behind. In present day, Sera James hastily marries William Hanover, accused of a crime he may not have committed. With strong emotions, strength of character and unceasing faith, Kaja and Sera blend their stories through a small Holocaust survivor and a sparrow in Terezin…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Emotionally stirring, perpetually moving and ceaselessly gripping, A Sparrow In Terezin left me with thoughts of sadness, sentiment, hope and remorse. Though at times difficult to read, I enjoyed it as much as the previous novel in the series, The Butterfly and the Violin. (Though connected to that novel, this novel works as a stand-alone too.) I found the juggle between present day and past to work very well, luring me deeper into the storyline to reveal the link. Carefully titled, the sparrow is strong, quick, free and full of the hope necessary to survive. Beautifully written…very well done!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Sparrow in Terezin from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*