A special thanks to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for an e-book copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
My review: After reading the first book in this series, The butterfly and the Violin, I was very much looking forward to reading this book. And I was not disappointed! I loved this book almost as much as the first one. It really touched something deep in my heart and brought to life the horror from that time but also showed beauty that can come out of such beauty. Kristy Cambron has a way of putting words together that help to paint a beautiful picture and an extraordinary story. I would suggest reading the first book in the series before this one as you will know the background story and better acquainted with these characters. But this book is fabulous and I would highly recommend it to anyone! 5 stars!
Book description (from Goodreads):
Two women, one in the present day and one in 1942, each hope for a brighter future. But they’ll both have to battle through their darkest days to reach it.
“Today. “With the grand opening of her new gallery and a fairytale wedding months away, Sera James appears to have a charmed life. But in an instant, the prospect of a devastating legal battle surrounding her fiance threatens to tear her dreams apart. Sera and William rush to marry and are thrust into a world of doubt and fear as they defend charges that could separate them for life.
“June 1942. “After surviving the Blitz bombings that left many Londoners with shattered lives, Kaja Makovsky prayed for the war to end so she could return home to Prague. But despite the horrors of war, the gifted journalist never expected to see a headline screaming the extermination of Jews in work camps. Half-Jewish with her family in danger, Kaja has no choice but to risk everything to get her family out of Prague. But with the clutches of evil all around, her escape plan crumbles into deportation, and Kaja finds herself in a new reality as the art teacher to the children of Terezin.
Bound by a story of hope and the survival of one little girl, both Sera and Kaja will fight to protect all they hold dear.