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

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Rachel
    Feb 01, 2019
    This excellent novel about family ties, love, literature, and treasures was well written and had excellent characters. It contains two stories from two different times: current day America/Austria and World War II Austria. There was so much insight into human nature in this novel as we...
  • Amber Stokes
    Dec 21, 2018
    I've read a few of Melanie Dobson's books, and this is my favorite so far! In the contemporary story line, the initial setting of a children's bookstore is whimsical and safe, and the latter setting is haunting and romantic. I enjoyed following Callie's progress as she seeks out answer...
  • 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...
  • Joyce
    Jan 14, 2019
    Public library copy. First read of this author. Have opposing opinions of this book, a love-hate type of thinking. Let me explain. First, it took more than a few pages to get into, and to wrap my head around the points of view, which seemed to multiply. Personally, I think the book ...
  • Joleen
    Dec 26, 2018
    Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson Genre: Christian historical fiction Format: Kindle Time frame: 1938-39, and present day Location: Austria and Mount Vernon, Ohio Main Characters: Present Day: Callie Randall: Co-owner of a bookstore Josh Nemeth: Professor at Ohio state ...
  • Jerry
    Jan 20, 2019
    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dave
    Jan 26, 2019
    The books from this historical time period are difficult to read, and I would suppose, even more difficult to write. The injustices inflicted upon human beings reveals a dark side of our existence as a species that is disheartening to see but necessary to confront if we are ever to bri...
  • 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...
  • Staci
    Jan 08, 2019
    I love how the author took historical details she learned over the years combined with those gained from a backpacking trip across Europe to create the beautiful tale found in Hidden Among the Stars. Such a lovely blend of fact and fiction. ...
  • 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...
  • Andrea Cox
    Jan 31, 2019
    FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. ?Fear? was a curious thing. Motivating some to hurt and others to heal.? This theme of fear causing one to hurt or heal others was ...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Dec 19, 2018
    4.5 Stars rounded up. I have been reading a lot of historical fiction surrounding WWII, so when I saw reviews popping up for this book, I decided it would be one that I would enjoy. I am very glad I made that decision. The story is about the plight of the Austians after Hitler marched ...
  • 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
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  • Julia
    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...
  • 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...
  • Missy
    Jan 02, 2019
    If you like historical fiction, or WWII, or a slightly romantic story, or duel time lines. Hidden Amoung the Stars is the book you have been looking for. It is the story of Annika Knopf, the daughter of the caretaker to Schloss Schwansee which is owned by the family of Max Dornbach....
  • 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...