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Melanie Dobson

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Writing fiction is a fun excuse for Melanie to explore ghost towns and old houses, travel to unusual places, and spend hours reading dusty books and journals. She writes both contemporary and historical fiction with threads of romance and suspense.

Melanie is the award-winning author of almost twenty time-slip, historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels including Catching the Wind, Beneath a Golden Veil, and The Silent Order. Three of her novels including Chateau of Secrets have won Carol Awards, Catching the Wind won the Audie 2018 Inspirational Fiction award, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won Best Novel of Indiana.

Melanie and her husband, Jon, have two daughters. After moving numerous times with Jon's work, the Dobsons
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Melanie Dobson Hi Debby. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story! Thanks for letting me know. I'm sorry you were disappointed though with the Catholic themes in the book.…moreHi Debby. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story! Thanks for letting me know. I'm sorry you were disappointed though with the Catholic themes in the book. This was a historical novel based on the life of a woman named Genevieve Menke. She was a devout Catholic woman who grew up in France and I tried to be as faithful as possible to her and her beliefs. If you're interested, you can find more of her story here: http://melaniedobson.blogspot.com/201... . I'm grateful as well that we have the incredible opportunity of being able to go directly to God with our prayers and our thanksgiving today! It is a tremendous blessing.

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Melanie Dobson Hi Paula! Thanks for your question. I've been part of two books about the Oregon Trail. One was my novel "Where the Trail Ends" and the other was a co…moreHi Paula! Thanks for your question. I've been part of two books about the Oregon Trail. One was my novel "Where the Trail Ends" and the other was a collection of stories (Oregon Trail Romance Collection). Right now, there aren't any plans for a sequel to either of those, but I'd love to write again about the Oregon Trail one day!(less)
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Chateau of Secrets

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Hidden Among the Stars

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Memories of Glass

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Research Journey for Catching the Wind

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson A year ago, I traveled to England to research Catching the Wind, but the idea for this novel sparked months earlier when I was sipping tea in my favorite little coffee shop, scribbling down my ideas for a new story.

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Hi Brogan! I'm so glad you are enjoying Hidden Among the Stars!! Thanks for letting me know. It was a fifteen-year journey for me to write this novel. You can find a bit more about the "story behind the story" here:

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Like the antiquities prized in this novel, Lady of a Thousand Treasures is a rare treasure of its own. I was swept away from the first page, back to Victorian England and into the haunting mysteries of the Watchfield House. With endearing characters ...more
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Heidi Chiavaroli has written another poignant novel that slips between a heart-wrenching present-day story and a tragic one set during the Revolutionary War. The Hidden Side explores the raw humanness of characters who are confronted with unimaginabl ...more
Beneath a Golden Veil by Melanie Dobson
"What a journey for the reader as the characters leave the plantations of Virginia and flee slavery and travel to California to face harsh issues there. I learned so much about the 1850s in the United States. and the fight for freedom of all mankind. " Read more of this review »
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"This book is so good that once you turn the final page there is a whole sense of loss, a dear friend I wanted to spend more time with is now gone.
The story begins in Germany and the world is at war, and we see a normal situation, children playing, bu" Read more of this review »
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“That's what she wanted more than anything. To be free of her anger. Wounds.”
Melanie Dobson, Catching the Wind

“Autumn Dancer flutters among the flowers, chasing the last rays of sunlight until her haven is swallowed up by the night. Her sisters are asleep now, hidden under the fronds, but she doesn't care. She dances alone in the twilight, embracing the warmth of the golden hour, her wings sweeping past silky petals of the late summer blooms. In the safe cocoon of her garden, she dares believe that no harm will ever enter the gates. This is her world of beauty and peace, of sweet nectar and life, completely unspoiled by the footsteps of danger or the silent mockery of time.”
Melanie Dobson, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

“I have no desire to be in a relationship for the sake of being in one,” he said. “I’ve made mistakes in the past, terrible ones. The next time I date a woman, I hope it’s for keeps.”
Melanie Dobson, Chateau of Secrets

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