Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.
About the book-
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 and fight to protect all they hold dear—even if it means placing their own futures on the line.
About the book-
Last year one of my favorite books was Kristy Cambron's debut novel The Butterfly and the Violin. I have a special place in my heart for WWII novels, but that one knocked it out of the park with an original plot that I never would have thought of on a subject that I didn't even know happened. I was super excited to read Cambron's sophomore effort, A Sparrow in Terezin. This was another novel set both during WWII and in the present day. Cambron is a master at interweaving the two time periods and intertwining their stories. This was a sad novel, as most WWII era novels are, but it was also laced with hope and some happiness for Kaja. It always breaks my heart when I think about how the Jewish people (and many others) suffered during WWII, but it is particularly sad to think about the kids that were in these concentration camps. I was in tears several times, but notably so once towards the very end. I will continue to seek out each new novel Cambron puts out in the future. She absolutely has my attention from page one of each of her books and is well versed in World War II history. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
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