A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron is a book consisting of two stories set in two different time periods. One revolves around Sera James and is set in the present day, while the other focuses on Kaja Makovsky, a woman living in 1942 England who escaped from Prague a few years before. Both stories are beautifully woven together, creating a wonderful novel about faith, hope, and determination.
The book deals with very intense issues, but it is also a positive and encouraging story. It is a tear-jerker, but the story produces happy tears. The two protagonists were admirable, and they both showed great strength in their actions. The book is a sequel, and readers who enjoy it will also like the first book, The Butterfly and the Violin. Readers who are interested in books pertaining to World War II or the Holocaust would probably appreciate this book. Cambron does a great job employing description in her writing; it is easy to feel as if you have stepped into the scenes that she depicts in her writing. This book deals with very deep emotions and even includes some suspense, and is one of those books that permeates in your mind for a long time.
I received a review copy from BookLook Bloggers. The book can be found here on Amazon.