Review: A Sparrow in Terezin
"A Sparrow in Terezin" is book two, in the `Hidden Masterpiece` series. It opens in present day California with a wedding - on the beach. This volume continues following the lives of two women as protagonists from different eras. Sera James lives in present day California, while Kaja Makovsky was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family in Nazi-occupied Prague (1939).
Author Kristy Cambron created a great work with this series. She did not rehash the first book's content. Although it may be helpful to read the first novel, it is not absolutely necessary. Sera James is a protagonist in both books. I would have liked the author to expound upon William Hanover at the onset of this story.
This novel does have some twists and turns. Since this is a historical fiction story about WWII perhaps there is nothing surprising exposed. To lighten the mood there is a bit of romance.
I recommend this series to readers of WWII Historical Fiction and to those who want to remember the tragedy that befell the Jewish people. Some historical writers prefer to overlook this part of history. How tragic for those who went through it and for generations yet unborn.
Disclaimer: I received `A Sparrow in Terezin` complimentary to review.