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 Hitlers troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his familys summer estate near the picturesque village of Hallstatt. He enlists the help of Annika Knopf, his childhood friend and the caretakers daughter, who is eager to help the man shes loved her entire life. But when Max also brings Luzia Weiss, a young Jewish woman, to hide at the castle, it complicates Annikas feelings and puts their entire planeven their very livesin jeopardy. Especially when the Nazis come to scour the estate and find both Luzia and the treasure gone.Eighty years later, Callie Randall is mostly content with her quiet life, ru...
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Hidden Among the Stars Reviews
*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 pain of those terrible years in history. I always finish a beautiful book like this one with a gut feeling. How would I have coped in that time? How do I deal with wrong things in front of my right now? It's interesting to c ...more
“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 story, but the whole contemporary thread is really a love letter to the power of children’s stories – and our memories associated with them – to anchor us and remind us about what’s important in life. I have always wanted to do what ...more
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, fear reign and faith sparked courage.
I love the beginning of the story. I love how it's a search in a book, stemmed from the character of a bookseller, to what is history divulging itself. And might it add it was from ...more
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 Stars.
The story starts off right before WWII breaks out. I have not read too many WWII books set in Austria so it was interesting to read about the Nazi Occupation in Austria during that time. Annika, Hermann, Luzia, and Max are the main characters in the story. Each of them has an important part in the story.
Annika is a young girl that is secretly in love with Max Dubach- her childhood friend. Though Max is deeply in love with Luzia. - a Jewish girl. I liked Annika's character but she kind of bugged ...more
This book was hard to read in the sense that it hurt my heart so much. Such a terrible time it must have been to live through. A wonderful book even though at times it was hard to read through the tears. I loved it.
have to say, I really enjoyed this book. The story was well told and flowed beautifully from past to present throughout the entire book. It was story not often told about WWII and I loved how it didn't focus on the concentration camps but rather on the lost treasures of so many families. It was a moving story about sacrifice, love, hope, and survival.
This is my favorite genre of historical fiction to read. I have read many books that take place during the Holocaust and this is one I will defini ...more
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 and the reader get caught up in the depravity. There are no levels to which man will not sink to do evil. The reader is reminded of the famous words of Edmund Burke "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ...more