A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

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Every once in a while, you come across a book or a series that just totally grabs you…it’s one of those books that you know when you’re finished reading, you’ll put it on a shelf but actually *will* read it again (because, be honest, the majority of books are one-read-only, at least for me). I figure there are so so many books out there to be read, to get a second read through, the book must be exceptional. And that’s what the 2 books I have read from Kristy Cambron are – exceptional. Her newest book, A Sparrow in Terezin, was just as moving and enthralling as her first book in the series, The Butterfly and the Violin.  Whenever you have a series of something, you run the risk of being let down.  When the first one is amazing, the rest sometimes can’t compare, but I am super excited to read more from Kristy Cambron!

A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin (Thomas Nelson, April 2015)

Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.

Present Day—With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairytale 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 eleventh-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.

1942—Kája Makovsky narrowly escaped occupied Prague in 1939, 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.

Kristy is celebrating by giving away a basket filled with goodies inspired by her new book!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A set of poppy notecards
  • A poppy pin
  • A copy of I Never Saw Another Butterfly
  • A copy of the Mrs. Miniver DVD
  • Literary tea bags
  • Tumbler
  • A copy of A Sparrow in Terezin
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 28th. Winner will be announced April 29th on Kristy’s blog.

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Kristy Cambron fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her second novel, A Sparrow in Terezin, was named Library Journal Reviews’ “Pick of the Month (Christian Fiction)” for February 2015. Cambron is an art/design manager at TheGROVEstory.com storytelling ministry. She holds a degree in art history from Indiana University and has nearly 15 years of experience in instructional design and communications for a Fortune-100 company. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three football-loving sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good Christian fiction read.

A Sparrow in Terezin
**As a Litfuse Publicity blogger, I was sent this book for review purposes.

Plexus …What do I think?


Have you all heard of Plexus?  Well, I had heard about it here and there, and honestly, two thoughts crossed my mind:  I had seen pictures on FB, and my first thought – “Is this another shake?  I’m sure that’s not healthy”, and my second thought – “Is this one of those temporary suck-all-the-water-out-of-you wraps or something like that?” haha.  I just really didn’t take the time to even give it much thought.  But then I saw posts by 2 of my friends on FB – both of them trainers with T-Tapp, one of the exercise programs I love.  I really respect these ladies, both for their life attitudes, their dedication to their family, and for their personal integrity.  So when I saw them posting things, I actually stopped and gave it more than a fleeting glance.  I learned that no, it is not a wrap, and no, it is not a shake (or unhealthy).

So… also at this time (about a month ago) my back pain was acting up, and I was sort of at an all-time low as far as feeling my health was out of control.  I am, in general, a healthy person except for my chronic pain, muscle tightness, some skin issues, and some possible hormonal/candida issues.  But because I was feeling so low, I decided to just try it…  I was still skeptical… but because of the 60-day money back guarantee, I decided I really didn’t have anything to lose.

So I started taking it (the “TriPlex” – Slim + Bio Cleanse + ProBio5).  I didn’t notice a huge surge in energy, a dramatic reduction in pain (gradual), or noticeable weight loss.  I was kind of bummed, actually, but so many success stories, so I decided to give it a longer chance.  But before I decided how to proceed, my Slim had run out.  Within a few days of running out, my back flared up worst than it’s been in a very long time.  I was in such pain, and nothing seemed to really help.

So I decided to order again, but wanting to also try out their Fast Relief pain line, decided signing up as an Ambassador would allow me to get the best prices.  I signed up and got my package a few days later.  I am not completely pain free by any means, but went from barely able to sit or stand for very much time at all to being able to attend the Sonrise service at my church yesterday plus the breakfast afterwards, plus made it about halfway through the main service before I was in too much pain to stay.  So definite improvement!  Oh, and remember how I said I didn’t have any noticeable weight loss?  Well, that’s true, I didn’t (about 1 lb, which 1 lb can easily just be normal fluctuations).  However, I remeasured myself, and found I had lost 7″ the first month of being on the TriPlex!

I am excited to share my progress with you all on my blog!  I love that their products are natural, easy to take, and that they address the root issues – they’re not a fad or an unhealthy lose-weight-quick product (although many do lose excess weight very quickly), but the stories I’ve heard of finding freedom from diabetes, ulcerative colitis, depression, uncontrollable cravings, chronic headaches and migraines, and countless other ailments, and the freedom that comes from the business side of Plexus as well, is so encouraging and amazing!

So that’s my beginning story!  I can’t wait to see where this will take me and my health! If you’d like to join me on this journey or if you have your own health issues you’d like to address, I am here for you to support and help you along the way!  Don’t just survive life, thrive!  I am so grateful that God led me to these products!



*Editing to add this awesome video – This young woman addresses the fears we may have (relating to every area of your life, not just starting Plexus or a new venture).  I find her so inspiring and real, and I’m so incredibly honored to be partnering with Plexus and sharing with others just how incredible and life-changing these products are.

Frieda’s Produce (and a Giveaway!)


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Rethink Inner Beauty with Barbara Roose’s ‘Enough Already’ Review and a Weekend Getaway Giveaway

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Secrets of Sloane House


Leave a Comment Book Description One woman’s search for the truth of her sister’s disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago. Rosalind Perry has left her family’s rural farm in Wisconsin to work as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. However, Rosalind is […]

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