A Sparrow in Terezin
On Sale: 2015-04-07
Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.
About the Book
In a novel set in World War II and present-day, two women will discover a powerful connection through one concentration camp survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days.
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.
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.
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.
Praise for A Sparrow in Terezin
“Gorgeous and heartrending, a WWII story packed with romance, bravery and sacrifice, interwoven with a modern-day thread.” —Melissa Tagg
“Cambron’s detail to history shines as readers are transported seamlessly from the warm, sandy beaches of San Francisco’s coast to the frightening ambience of WWII Europe.” —Kate Breslin
“A testament to the past . . . to a time of both unfathomable loss and courageous sacrifice that we should honor in our hearts and minds.” —Beth K. Vogt, author of Somebody Like You
“This heart-wrenching sequel to Cambron's acclaimed debut, The Butterfly and the Violin, once again deftly interlaces dual plots and time lines between the present and World War II…. This second novel in the series has the drawings produced by the children of the Terezin concentration camp, and Cambron describes them in haunting detail. Fans of the author's first book will gravitate to this tale of the power of faith and love to cope with impossible situations, although the grim realities depicted cannot be ignored. A must for book groups and genocide studies teachers and students.” (starred review)
“The second installment of Cambron’s Hidden Masterpiece series is as stunning as the first. Though heartbreaking in many places, this novel never fails to show hope despite dire circumstances. God’s love shines even in the dark.” –4 1/2 star review, April Top Pick
- ISBN: 9781401690618
- ISBN 10: 1401690610
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2015-04-07
- Pages: 368
- List Price: $15.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Series: A Hidden Masterpiece Novel
- Publication Date: 2015-04-07
- Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 25.000mm
- Weight: 339.000gr
- Category 1 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
- Category 2 : FICTION / Christian / Historical
- Category 3 : FICTION / Christian / Romance