Hidden Among the Stars Giveaway

 In Hidden Among the Stars

I’m so excited to announce the release of my latest time-slip novel Hidden Among the Stars! To celebrate, I’ll be giving away ten copies on September 19th to readers around the world. If you’d like to be part of the giveaway, please sign up in the submissions box or leave a comment below.

This story has been stirring inside me for fifteen years, ever since my husband and I backpacked to an ancient Austrian town called Hallstatt that’s curled up between a snow-covered alp and pristine mountain lake (more on my research trip here). Along the lakeshore was an abandoned castle that sparked a story in my mind. And an old legend about hidden treasure set it on fire…

Hidden Among the Stars: 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 jeopardizes their entire plan until the Nazis come to the estate and find both Luzia and the treasure gone.

Eighty years later, Callie Randall is 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.

I hope you enjoy this journey to Austria!


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  • Connie Fischer

    Love your books, Melanie, and am looking forward to reading and reviewing HIDDEN AMONG THE STARS. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway to your readers.

    • Melanie Dobson

      Thanks, Connie! I do hope you enjoy the story!!

    • Roseanna M. White

      This sounds wonderful! I just ordered it and added it to my book club’s fall line up. 😉

      • Melanie Dobson

        Thank you, Roseanna!! I hope you and your book club enjoy it. 🙂

  • Cindi Hoppes

    Hi, Thanks for this special opportunity… I don’t have an electronic book reader.
    Have a lovely week!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Thanks, Cindi! And no worries about the electronic reader. I’ll be giving away either electronic or print versions. Reader’s choice. 🙂

  • Martha Artyomenko

    I love your books! -) Can’t wait for this one!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Thanks, Martha! I’m so thankful for all of your encouragement.

  • Perrianne Askew

    I love the premise of the story. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Bonnie Manningham

    I can’t wait to read this! I love all of your books so much and I’m so proud to know you!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Thank you, Bonnie! And thank you for helping to instill in me a love of story. Grateful…

  • Anne Payne

    I always enjoy your novels. Looking forward to this reading this one.

  • Deanne Patterson

    So glad to see this 15 years brewing story has come to see the light of day. Absolutely can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  • Tina Rice

    Melanie, Hidden Among the Stars sounds intriguing. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
    Blessings, Tina

  • Carol Smith

    Looking forward to reading this book. Sounds interesting &
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Kim Potter

    My family and I went to Hallstatt this summer. It was gorgeous even in the rain!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Oh, that is so neat, Kim. One day, we’d like to go back to Hallstatt. Such a magical place…

  • Robin Rexroad

    This looks like a great story!!

  • Loraine P Ertelt

    Your books are all so wonderful. I am especially interested in this one as I am reading a lot of WW2 fiction right now.

  • Lisa Hudson

    Melanie I’ve been reading all the promos about this book & I cannot wait to read it!! This has been on my radar since I saw the eye catching cover & read the description. OH MY this is the TOP BOOK on my TBR List!

  • Andrea B. Brooks

    Your new book sounds very interesting. I love books that will capture my attention and draw me into the characters.

  • Jan

    I have read every one of your books.


    Love reading the paperback books Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

  • Vicki Hancock

    Would love to read this! Looks like an awesome book.

  • Sarah Snider

    This sounds like such an excellent book!

  • Pat Tomlinson

    Sounds like a great book. Thank you for your generous giveaway

  • Becca Bozarth

    Hiiiii Melanie!! So exciting! I will definitely one day go visit Austria as I love the history it holds as well as the magnificence of the mountains and quaint towns. Thanks for writing a story with this stunning backdrop of mystery and beauty. Hope I win a copy!

  • Lian

    Enjoying your books in Holland! Thanks for so many pleasure!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Thanks, Lian! My next book is actually set in Holland!! I visited in April and absolutely loved every moment there.

  • Ella

    I’ve loved all your books Melanie and I’m looking forward to loving this one too!

  • Connie

    Hi Melanie,
    Looking forward to.your new book..will have a lot of the elements that draw me to reading a book. Love the cover, too.

  • Brenda Murphree

    Your new book sounds really interesting. It would be a pleasure to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Christine L. Bures

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!! This one intrigues me. Thank you, also, for sharing the back story and your trip. What an amazing time you had!! Blessings.

  • Heather M.

    I’m a big fan of time slip novels but have always had a hard time finding ones that are clean/PG. Thank you so much for your writing, I can’t wait to read this one!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Hi Heather! I hope you enjoy this story!! If you’re interested, I’ve compiled a list of other inspirational time-slip novels here: http://melaniedobson.com/timeslipfiction/

  • LucyReynolds

    I would love to read this. Thank you so much for the chance.

  • Marion

    I would love to win the book. Thank You

  • Marilyn

    Thank you for a chance to win the book.

  • Joan

    The book sounds good. Thank You for the giveaway.

  • Patti Lee

    I am so happy there’s a new time-slip book to read from you. I loved Catching The Wind so much. I was looking forward to seeing you again this summer at 0CW, but I lost my mom and my sister in a three week time period. Hopefully, I will see you next year. Congratulations!

    • Melanie Dobson

      Patti Lee–I’m so sorry to hear about your mom and your sister… I hope to see you next summer at OCW as well!

  • Teresa Abert

    Bless you – I would like a print version .
    Thank you so very much

  • Janet Estridge

    Mystery and History in one package.
    I’m looking forward to reading your book.
    If I win, the book will be given to the church library, after I read it first.
    I volunteer in the library and have for almost 40 years.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  • Cynthia St. Germain

    Thank you for the chance.

  • Nancy

    Thank you for this giveaway. The story sounds very interesting.

    Romans 10:9-13; John 3:16-21

  • Audrey Friesen

    Oh, I would love to read this book! Sounds awesome!

  • Terrill R.

    I love time slip / Dual timeline novels. Excited for this one. Congrats on its release!

  • Mary Preston

    A time period that fascinates.

  • Pam K.

    Congratulations on your new book. Hidden Among the Stars sounds very intriguing. I’ve read some of your other books and really enjoyed them. Thanks for the book giveaways.

  • Sarah Stewart

    Thank you for this opportunity. Can’t wait to read it. Looks like a good read.

  • Becky Elliott

    Congrats, my friend, on your new book release! I’m excited to read it. Sounds like a fascinating story!

  • Anne L. Rightler

    I love time-slip stories. Here’s hoping… can’t wait to read this one.

  • Lane Hill House

    Thank you so much for your offer of your story, Melanie! To be at the right place at the right time and being inspired, shares a life lived with us all. I love historical fiction so much because we learn so much about the people and earlier happenings/events. (Now over to read about your research! Thanks.) Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  • Natalya Lakhno

    Thank you for the chance!!!

  • Andrea Sgroi

    I am so excited for this chance to win


    thank you for the chance to win this great book

  • Elaine Shorb

    I have not teas any of your books…yet.
    Thank you for a chance to enter this wonderful book giveaway!

  • Elizabeth B.

    Melanie, this book sounds amazing! I haven’t read your work yet, but this sounds like a great one to try. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, and I wish you success!

  • Alison Boss

    Melanie, I have been intrigued with ‘Hidden Among the Stars’ since I first heard about it!! The storyline sounds absolutely AMAZING!!! I am sooo looking forward to reading it!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  • Linda Stuck

    Hi Melanie, can’t wait to read your latest and then share with others. Oh the beauty and intrigue that awaits the reader.

  • Pam

    I love your books, Melanie. I’m looking forward to reading Hidden Among the Stars.

  • Marty Moore

    I love your books! You are an amazing author. If anyone needs a recommendation, any of Melanie’s books will be well worth the read!

  • Suzanne Sellner

    I’m eager to read Hidden among the Stars! Thanks for writing quality Christian historical fiction!

  • Andrea Johnson

    I’m excited to read this one! Thanks for the opportunity! ?

  • Chanel Monroe

    This book sounds beautiful. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Paula Shreckhise

    I love the intrigue that you hint at in this book! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Bonnie H

    This book sounds wonderful! I love castles. I appreciate that you offer a choice, since I love an actual book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shelley Beachy

    This sounds like an incredible read! Just added your book to my “must read soon” list. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  • Brenda Murphree

    This sounds like such a great read. I would love to win!

  • Janet Estridge

    I volunteer in the church library and have for almost 40 years.
    Our readers will love this book and so will I.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

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