Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron May 28, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:13 pm
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About:

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 fiancé 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, Kája 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, Kája 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 Kája 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 Kája will fight to protect all they hold dear.

About the Author

Kristy Cambron has been fascinated with WWII since hearing her grandfather’s stories. She holds an Art History degree from Indiana University and has 15 years industry experience as a corporate learning facilitator and communications consultant. Kristy writes WWII and Regency fiction. She makes her home in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons. Website: http://www.kristycambron.com Twitter: @KCambronAuthor Facebook: Kristy-L-Cambron-Author

My thoughts:

I couldn’t wait to read this book after I read Kristy’s debut novel. I wasn’t 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 couldn’t 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 Kája and her journey to freedom, or so she thinks. But things don’t 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.

Visit Kristy here.

Grab your copy at your local book store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, Books-A-Million or your favorite retailer.

An e-copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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