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Hidden Among the Stars

Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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From the award-winning author of Catching the Wind, which Publishers Weekly called “unforgettable", 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.

©2018 Melanie Dobson (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC

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  • Scrapbook Mom
  • 13-12-18

Hidden Among the Stars

This book captivated me from the beginning to the very end. The narrator was spectacular. I have been entranced with reading stories about WWII and it’s effects on those that lived during that time. I based my decision on downloading this book by the reviews, which were all very good!

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  • Conrad Rogers
  • 11-11-18

Couldn't Put This Down!

This story was so good I am now listening to another book by the same author! Very suspenseful and while I guessed at the outcome (OK,parts of it were a little predicatible) it was such a great story I couldn't put it down. The interplay between WWII and present day was great! Maybe I'm a sucker for a good story with a happy ending, but I really loved this, even tho in a couple short sections the religion was a little overwhelming. #WWII #mystery #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Maryanne
  • 12-10-18

Terrific book, wonderful performance!

I absolutely loved this book and performance. Bravo to the narrator in making the story come alive!

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  • D. Withers
  • 10-02-19

Wow

Fantastic book from start to finish. I wanted to binge listen and then I didn’t so I could savor the enticing storyline. I was transported to the Austrian lake village, during the Austrian invasion by the Nazi’s. I enjoyed the the present day storyline and the mystery of the castle. Well developed characters only add to the total enjoyment of this book. Five stars is not nearly enough!

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  • Carrie A. Turansky
  • 04-11-18

Moving Story

Hidden in the Stars is a beautifully written story with many twists and turns. Melanie Dobson is a master with time split stories. She made WW2 Austria come to life. Very well done and highly recommended.

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  • Diane B Anderson
  • 18-01-19

Wow!

This is a beautiful take of love, sacrifice and family. Melanie Dobson takes this time of desperation and weaves a love filled story. I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction and this is one if the best. Thank you for the insight and care used in this story.

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  • Victoria
  • 12-05-19

5 Stars plus all the way!!!

A beautiful and heartwarming story that took place
in WWII Austria. I was shocked at the negative comments as I couldn’t put this book down. All, or at least most, of those negative reviews criticized the religious overtones. Well, dear readers, that period was about persecution of the Jewish citizens. The people that helped the Jews most were Christians.
I’m not sure how the story could be told without the reference to religious beliefs. Great story with superb (and close to perfect) narration. I would recommend this book with enthusiasm!!

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  • JoDee
  • 08-03-19

This was enjoyable to read.

I am giving this 5 stars because it was interesting intriguing and uplifting. We need more stories like this.

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  • Schvell Williams
  • 28-01-19

Amazing Read

it got slow at times and I actually hate when authors switch between times in history, but I love the way it connected. It wasn't easy to figure out the plot and that was nice.

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  • Rjc
  • 28-01-19

and unforgettable

The writing is excellent, the narration is perfect, and the story is extraordinary and unforgettable! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves time slip, historical fiction.

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