My book has a handful of earmarked pages, something I rarely do (I can't stress how rare that is for me). I struggle with books that have two story lines, in two different time periods. They are often put together in a manner that makes it hard to follow and harder to care for the characters.
Kristy Cambron is a master at taking two story lines, one past and one present, and weaving them together in a way that is seamless and appears effortless. She makes you care about all the characters: William and Sera in the present day as they struggle with legal issues feel like people you might know. While Liam and Kaja's story surrounding the London Blitz and Terezin Camp pulls you in as well. You feel the heartache, struggle, call to purpose, love and trust in God's time (a theme throughout).
This is a book of forgiveness, hope, faith in others, faith in God and His timing.
Would I Recommend This Book?
A million times over! I loved the first book in this series, The Butterfly and the Violin. I really do think that reading that one first makes a difference for understanding Sera and William's story as well as the relationships between different characters and plot threads. Kristy Cambron's writing is personal, it pulls you in and dares you to not be drawn in.
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars ... Let's be real this is one I am keeping... 5/5!
(Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.)
A Description from the Publisher:
5 stars= A definite favorite, will be re-read again and again, and permanently placed on my bookshelf.
4 stars= A pretty good book, one that will be re-read eventually, placed on the bookshelf.
3 stars= An average to good book, that may or may not be read again, probably has a place in my library.
2 stars= A not liked book, I wouldn't read it again, and wouldn't have a place in my library.
1 star = A book I really didn't enjoy, wouldn't read again, would not keep in my library.)