Hidden Among the Stars

Hidden Among the Stars Review

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 friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family’s summer estate near the picturesque village of Hallstatt. He enlists the help of Annika Knopf, his childhood friend and the caretaker’s daughter, who is eager to help the man she’s loved her entire life. But when Max also brings Luzia Weiss, a young Jewish woman, to hide at the castle, it complicates Annika’s feelings and puts their entire plan―even their very lives―in 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, running a bookstore with her sister and reaching out into the world through her blog. Then she finds a cryptic list in an old edition of Bambi that connects her to Annika’s story . . . and maybe to the long-buried story of a dear friend. As she digs into the past, Callie must risk venturing outside the safe world she’s built for a chance at answers, adventure, and maybe even new love.

Title:Hidden Among the Stars
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kylie D

    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, Ann...

  • Missy

    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 o...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    “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. T...

  • Heidi Chiavaroli

    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 ...

  • Staci

    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. ...

  • Joyce

    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 ...

  • Beth Erin

    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.comHidden Among the Stars is crafted with emotional depth, authenticity, and artistry! Everything about this story is beautifully intricate from the characters and the...

  • Rachel McMillan

    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 an...

  • Carrie Turansky

    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 mode...

  • Olivia

    *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 allo...