“A Sparrow in Terezin” by Kristy Cambron, book review
1942- Kaja Makavsky has escaped Nazi occupied Prague at the last possible moment and now is in England, working at “The Daily Telegraph.” She has left behind her half Jewish family, but is always looking for a way to get them to safety. When she learns Jews are being exterminated in death camps, she is compelled to return and rescue her parents. Her plan goes painfully wrong when she along with her parents are transported to Terezin- a ghetto for Jews.
Present day- Sera James is the beautiful bride marrying William Hanover and opening her new art gallery, when a fierce legal battle threatens to destroy everything. William faces prison for a crime he did not commit, but cannot prove his innocence without condemning his father. Sera travels to meet William’s father and learns the truth, but it is tearing apart her marriage.
This is the second in the Hidden Masterpiece novel series. It contains many details of the treatment of the Jews in Europe during WWII which are just heart breaking. But also, there are sections of how many were willing to stand up to the evil of the time to save those who were unable to help themselves. Many unsung heroes are depicted in this story. While I enjoyed the 1st book more, this was also a good novel and would appeal to those interested in WWII history and art.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.