Monday, September 3, 2018

I can admit that I've never been very interested in historical fiction

- but Melanie Dobson may have changed that for me. 
Hidden Among the Stars is a wonderful book!
I so enjoyed how she wove the stories of Max, Annika, Herrman, and Luzia from the Nazi invasion 80 years ago with Callie's and her dear friend and mentor, Charlotte. This is a story of the horror of the Nazi invasion of Austria and the  endearing friendships that hold love and trust sacred regardless of how the world around is telling us how we should feel. 
 It was frightening to see how those who were held in high esteem were suddenly treated as worthless only because of their ethnicity. It's scary to me to see  how quickly minds could be shifted to destroy those who were perceived as different. 
And it concerns me that this is possible in this 'us against them' world that we live in today. We can learn much from history, and the characters Melanie Dobson created help it come to life for me.
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.
All opinions are my own - 

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