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 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Amber Stokes
    Dec 21, 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Maureen Timerman
    Aug 14, 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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, ...

  • Carrie Turansky
    Nov 05, 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 17, 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Staci
    Jan 08, 2019

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Dec 19, 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

  • Julia
    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    4.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    An enthralling work that brings history to life and glorifies a love of literature. I enjoyed it. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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...

    ?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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    *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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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....

    ?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...

    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...