A Sparrow in Terezin
Plot Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ⑦ 8 9 10
Publication Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 343
Series: A Hidden Masterpiece Novel-Book 2
Summary on the back cover:
Present Day—With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy–tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like she’s stumbled into a charmed life—until 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.
1942—Kája 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 dear–even if it means placing their own futures on the line.
When 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 didn’t 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 wasn’t as sad), so if you liked that one then you’ll 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.