Put this book on your to read list! A Sparrow in Terezin does not release until April 7, 2015, but I was so desperate to read it, I sought it out on NetGalley. I literally chased down a copy because I knew based on reading Cambron’s debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, her new book would be a must-read. (Read my review of The Butterfly and the Violin here.) I love knowing in advance that I will be a raving fan of a book. There are very few authors I can say deliver every single time. Kristy Cambron may be a new author, but this lady writes fiction worth reading!!
In A Sparrow in Terezin, Cambron once again connects the lives of two woman, one in the present and one in the past. I was so glad to see Sera James from The Butterfly and the Violin carried forward in The Sparrow in Terezin. New in this title is Kaja Makovsky who escapes from Prague and the grip of the Nazis. She becomes a journalist in England and meets the love of her life. It is Kaja’s story that I loved so much in this book. I truly wanted to strangle her for some of her decisions.
I love how both characters, Sera and Kaja, fight for love and a life worth living. Both characters are strong and intelligent, but they are also women I would want as friends. I also adored Kaja’s love interest, Liam Marshall. I can’t help but see him as Humphrey Bogart and Kaja as Ingrid Bergman. And now, if you read this lovely story, you will too.
I urge you to pre-order A Sparrow in Terezin! You will be so glad you did! This is a book you will stay up all night reading. A Sparrow in Terezin is second in Cambron’s Hidden Masterpiece series, however it easily stands alone.
Author Kristy Cambron also blogs frequently. I follow her on WordPress at kristycambron.com.
I was given a complimentary copy this book by its publisher Thomas Nelson and NetGalley. I have not been compensated in any way…I really do love this book and all of the gushing belongs to me. Scouts honor. (I was a Girl Scout…you can trust me!)