Hidden Among the Stars

Hidden Among the Stars

From the award-winning author of Catching the Wind, which Publishers Weekly called ?unforgettable? and a ?must-read,? comes another gripping time-slip novel about hidden treasure, a castle, and ordinary people who resisted evil in their own extraordinary way. The year is 1938, and as Hitler?s troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friend From the award-winning author of Catching the Wind, which Publishers Weekly called ?unforgettable? and a ...

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Title:Hidden Among the Stars
Author:Melanie Dobson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496417321
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:407 pages pages

Hidden Among the Stars Reviews

  • Dawn
    Aug 29, 2018
    This book was amazing! I loved the dual timelines and I loved the search for answers. WWII is one of my favorite time periods, and this had one timeline in WWII and the other in the modern day. I loved how the stories connected. I received a copy from the publisher to share my thou...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 13, 2018
    A beautifully romantic world (in all senses of the word) is crafted with Dobson's pragmatically lovely style. 1930s Austria--from opulent Vienna to the wooded sea-side Halstatt, spired with castles and surrounded by alps--- are a portrait in immaculate grace tested by the onslaught of ...
  • Roseanna White
    Dec 07, 2018
    Just WOW. Beautiful, masterfully crafted story! I enjoyed the time-slip aspect and how they two stories wove together. This one packed a punch! Some of the twists I anticipated and some I DEFINITELY did not! ...
  • Jodie Norquist
    Nov 03, 2018
    First off, there was much I enjoyed at first about this book - the plot, the characters, the writing. I loved that Callie had a bookstore and classic children?s books were featured prominently in this book. It wasn?t until I was nearly finished with the book when I discovered it wa...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Aug 14, 2018
    The author has woven a story that begins in 1938 and flashes to the present eighty years later, and when we begin we know that the characters are somehow connected, but how, yes, we think one way and then another. Through the written words we experience the beautiful area of Austria, ...
  • Heidi
    Sep 03, 2018
    The story starts off right before WWII breaks out. I have not read too many WWII books set in Austria so it was interesting to read about the Nazi Occupation in Austria during that time. Annika, Hermann, Luzia, and Max are the main characters in the story. Each of them has an important...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Nov 05, 2018
    I listened to the audio version of Hidden Among the Stars and was so very touched by this WW2 story. Melanie Dobson did an outstanding job bringing that era to life and weaving it together with a modern story. The characters became very real and that made me eager to listen hour after ...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Sep 04, 2018
    I'm an avid WWII Historical Fiction reader and I was drawn to this book because it deals with lost Jewish relics that the Nazis stole during their occupation. There are two story lines, one during WWII and the other in modern day but I found the story during WWII much more compelli...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Sep 25, 2018
    ?There?s always a cost for standing up against evil?? First, one of my favorite elements of both the past and the present storylines is the significant role of children?s books in the plot. Two books in particular are key to the characters and the poignant tone of the stor...
  • Vera Godley
    Oct 04, 2018
    Hidden Among the Stars is a beautifully crafted story that takes the reader from the pleasant stacks of a lovely bookstore and its gracious ladies through time to Austria and the years just prior to World War II. The descriptive language of Melanie Dobson prevailed upon this reader ...
  • Clara
    Jul 31, 2018
    I have to be honest here - this is a sad book. Immensely so. The characters' personalities, journeys and feelings are deeply woven through the pages. Added to the heartbreaking historical setting of a nation being torn, there's much to bring tears into your heart and make you question...
  • Cheryl Baranski
    Sep 10, 2018
    Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson. Hidden Among The Stars is a wonderful work of historical fiction that will tug at your heart strings. You will travel back in time and then come back to present day times. Be taken on a whirlwind of a ride with this story Hidden Among The Star...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Oct 12, 2018
    This was an interesting perspective on WWII. I've read a lot of WWII era novels and this was the first one I've read where the premise was specifically more about lost heirlooms being returned to people. Timeslip novels are always a little risky. Sometimes I only end up liking half ...
  • Owl._.
    Jul 04, 2018
    have to say, I really enjoyed this book. The story was well told and flowed beautifully from past to present throughout the entire book. It was story not often told about WWII and I loved how it didn't focus on the concentration camps but rather on the lost treasures of so many famili...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 17, 2018
    4.5 stars "It's a tale of two books and their owners, stories that didn't end between the covers." Trapped inside Austria during the Nazi occupation in 1938, the lives of three families intersect in a most unusual way; the son of a castle owner, the caretaker's daughter, and a l...
  • Nissa
    Sep 25, 2018
    I could not put this book down! From the very first page this story gripped me thoroughly. Reading anything set in such a place and time can sometimes be difficult and emotional, but I found it to be very uplifting and hopeful. I have always been interested in the history of the Second...
  • Annette
    Jul 01, 2018
    There are many books about WWII and to make another book on the subject stand out it has to bring something unexplored. What this book brings is an ?ownerless treasure? and encrypted messages to record what belongs to whom. Encrypted messages were also used by partisans, they had t...
  • Just Commonly
    Sep 13, 2018
    O, what history lines the pages of Melanie Dobson's Hidden Among the Stars! Read with caution, but be assured there will be satisfaction by book's end that it was indeed a good book. A book transpires back and forth between modern day and the evil days when more than life was lost, fea...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Sep 03, 2018
    Hidden Among the Stars is the story of a children?s bookstore owner who receives an early edition of Bambi: A Life in the Woods for her 30th birthday. From the moment Callie notices the handwritten list hidden in the text, she begins to make inquiries about the original owner. Togeth...
  • Christine
    Oct 28, 2018
    4.5 ...
  • Julia Wilson
    Sep 01, 2018
    Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson is both a fascinating and a horrifying Christian contemporary and historical novel. It has dual timelines of 1938 Austria and present day America. It covers the most evil and brutal periods in history as the Nazis march into Austria. Characters ...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Jun 28, 2018
    A GREAT BOOK!!! Time-slip novels are becoming a popular way to combine a historical romance story with a contemporary timeline. Authors like Kristy Cambron, Rachel Hauck, Heidi Chiavaroli , and Melanie Dobson have used them in their writing. I do enjoy Dobson's stories because they...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Sep 15, 2018
    The author pretty much had me by the book blurb on this novel. I love learning (yes you can learn even though you're reading fiction!) about different time periods, and happen to be fascinated with the time period that Hitler was around. The point of view that was presented in this sto...
  • Lizzy Bueckert
    Aug 29, 2018
    This book was hard to read in the sense that it hurt my heart so much. Such a terrible time it must have been to live through. A wonderful book even though at times it was hard to read through the tears. I loved it. ...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Oct 30, 2018
    Incredibly powerful. One of my favorite reads of the year. ...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Sep 05, 2018
    ?Some books, I think, can be like cats. No matter where they?re sent, they have this uncanny ability to find their way back home.? This is the story of a book that finds so much more than its way back home. And if, as Callie Randall says at one point, tears are one of the grea...
  • Beth Erin
    Sep 10, 2018
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.com Hidden Among the Stars is crafted with emotional depth, authenticity, and artistry! Everything about this story is beautifully intricate from the characters and their backstories to the intimate depiction of history and breathtaking landscapes. T...
  • Olivia
    Sep 20, 2018
    *I received this book to read from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts in this review are my own.* "Please smile, Luzi." And with Max's words, I know why I allowed myself to pick up another war story and be pulled through the tears and pa...
  • Heidi Chiavaroli
    Mar 20, 2018
    With great skill and grace, Melanie Dobson weaves the past and present together in a beautiful story of love that goes far beyond the superficial. Genuine to the core, Hidden Among the Stars captures the painful plight of Austrian individuals beneath the Nazi regime and blends them sea...
  • Kylie D
    Sep 01, 2018
    A wonderful story that sees Callie, a bookstore owner in small town America, being given an old copy of Felix Saltern's classic children's book "Bambi". Inside she finds the original owner's name, Annika, and also a list amongst the pages, written in German. The list seems to be of val...