A Sparrow in Terezin

A Hidden Masterpiece, Book 2
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy-tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels she's stumbled into a charmed life - until a brutal legal battle against fiancé William Hanover threatens to destroy the perfectly planned future she's planned before it even begins. Now, after an 11th-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.

In 1942 Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague and was forced to leave her half-Jewish family behind. 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, Kája has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.

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.

©2015 Kristy Cambron (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A must for book groups and genocide studies teachers and students." ( Library Journal starred review)
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Great book. Learn from historical fiction.

Entertaining and good character depth of emotion and motives. I like to learn from historical fiction. This book has a little romance and mystery added in for added depth.

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Excellent Blending of the Past and Present

The story shows how lessons from the past affect the present through a story of present day and and the time of Hitler. It’s a story of mistakes and forgiveness; a story of doing what is right even if it cost you your life; of remembering God is always faithful. It will touch your heart.

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Awful and NOT a ROMANCE!!!!

This should not be in the Escape section anymore than it should have been published even as Christian fiction. It’s nothing more than white supremacy propaganda that the only hope Jewish children had for surviving concentration camps was to be converted to Christianity and that only those who accepted Christ as a Savior were deserving of being saved from the horrors of the Holocaust. That’s such a disgusting thing to put out there. Between the narrator’s awful accents and the author’s obvious anti-Semitic views, I’m disgusted this book even exists. The publisher should be ashamed for contributing to this country’s already growing white supremacy problem.

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Heartbreaking and Amazing!

I enjoyed this storyline. I'm sad the facts were true. I would encourage you to read this.

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Amazing Book!

I'm enjoying reading Kristy Cambron and can't wait to read more of her books. This one, as the last one, was so absorbing it was difficult to stop listening. Though the subject was dark and difficult to listen to at time, it was worth it in the end. What a beautiful story to come out of such a tragic time in history.

The narration was wonderful. Ms. MacDuffie brought the story to life and kept my interest throughout the book.

Again, this is a tragic story about World War II but if you can make it through, you will gain an understanding about this subject you might not have had before.

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Pain but hope by His mercy

This book touched so much my heart as I am a bible teacher and I couldn’t believe the bravery of Kia and the cruelty of the natzis but above all it shows that on the middle of all caos God is there and uses people to help us I’m thankful to the author and the narrator a wonderful combination of faith and work

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I love this author's books! <br />

This is a gift to those who read it. It is so intricately woven, with characters that are so real, that one cant put it down. This book is a "must read" ...along with the 1st book in the series (please read them both, they are both exceptional). The narrator is wonderful, as she draws the reader into the story. The author...superb!

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love these books!

I have read 2 of the books in this series and have loved them. I love the history I have learned by reading these books. this series is definitely worth reading!

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Excellent, highly recommend

Wonderful read. This book is a continuation of The Butterfly and the Violin and intertwines the lives of Sara and William with Kaja's life. I would highly recommend reading the books in order. The second hinges on the first, but oh how good the book is. It helps us remember how many lived and what they went through during the war times. Then it helps us see how Sara and William take the hard times in their lives and slowly work through them. Kristy Cambron is a relatively new author to me, but I will be reading more of her books!

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BRILLIANT WRITING

Would you consider the audio edition of A Sparrow in Terezin to be better than the print version?

Oh yes, I get so caught up in the characters voices that you cannot wait for the next book to hear the rest of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

How the characters lives were pulled together from the past and it was a mystery but with each new character introduced it pulled the puzzle together.

What does Carrington MacDuffie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The range of characters and voices she can do brings such enjoyment to the story. I will look forward to more audio books by her.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You will never forget this story and want more.

Any additional comments?

Yes, please continue to write I will look forward to the next book.