Hidden Among the Stars


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$15.99  $14.87
Tyndale House Publishers
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5.4 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Melanie Dobson has written fifteen historical, romance, and suspense novels--including Chateau of Secrets and Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor--and three of her novels have won Carol Awards. Her first Underground Railroad novel, Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana, won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010, and The Black Cloister was named Foreword Magazine's Religious Fiction Book of the Year in 2008."My desire," Melanie says, "is that the stories God has etched in my heart will give readers a glimpse of His love and grace, even when they don't understand His plan."The former corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and owner of Dobson Media Group, Melanie now writes full-time. She and her husband, Jon, and their two daughters live near Portland, Oregon, where they enjoy hiking and camping on the coast and in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. When she isn't hiking, practicing yoga, or reading with her girls, Melanie loves to explore old cemeteries and ghost towns.


Dobson (Catching the Wind) delivers another era-hopping tale that pairs a contemporary sleuth with a secretive plot to escape the Nazis at the end of WWII. In 1938 Austria, overrun by Hitler's Anschluss, Max Dornbach, now in his mid-20s, yearns for Jewish Luzi Weiss even as his childhood friend, Annika Knopf, yearns for him. Max's family, for whom Annika's father works, owns the massive Schloss Schwansee estate on Lake Hallstatt, deep in the Alps and far from Vienna, where Max spends most of his time. Luzi, a gifted violinist living in Vienna, becomes frightened that she will be executed as the Nazi march nears the capital. After promising his Jewish friends he would hide their possessions, Max convinces Annika, a woman of deep faith, to help him, but without revealing he also plans to hide Luzi--a decision that could get them all killed. Dobson intertwines their story with that of Callie Randall, co-owner of Magic Balloon Bookshop in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who receives a copy of Bambi with an inscription to Annika Knopf dated 1932. Along with a doctor who believes Nazi treasure is buried in Lake Hallstatt, the two embark on a journey to uncover what happened to Annika, and on the way discover the full history of Max, Luzi, and the sprawling estate where they lived. This exciting tale will please fans of time-jump inspirational fiction.--Publishers Weekly