- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 9, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1496417283
- ISBN-13: 978-1496417282
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Dobson creates a labyrinth of intrigue, expertly weaving a World War II drama with a present-day mystery to create an unforgettable story.... Dobson takes readers on an amazing journey through the British-German underground alliances of World War II. Melding past and present in unpredictable ways, this is a must-read for fans of historical time slip fiction." (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review)
"A beautiful and captivating novel with compelling characters, intriguing mystery and true friendship. The story slips flawlessly between present day and WWII, the author's sense of timing and place contributing to the reader's urge to devour the book in one sitting yet simultaneously savor its poignancy." (Romantic Times, Top Pick)
"Another captivating weave of great characters, superb storytelling, and rich, historical detail from talented wordsmith Melanie Dobson. A story to remind us all that resilience springs from hope, and hope from love." (Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life)
"Intricate and lyrical, Catching the Wind tells intertwining stories of lost souls and faithful hearts. Once again, Melanie Dobson pens a novel full of fascinating historical detail and characters as real as your best friends - and worst enemies. Engrossing, beautiful, and thoughtful, this is a novel to be savored." (Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of When Tides Turn)
"Catching the Wind is a sweeping and beautifully written historical novel that showcases Melanie Dobson's ability to tell a complex and enduring tale,one that will captivate readers with how love transcends the ravages of war." (Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of The Texas Gold novels and Sun Valley Series)
"A childhood bond, never forgotten, leads to a journey of secrets revealed and lifelong devotion rewarded. Readers will delight in traveling along with Quenby as she discovers that the past can change the present." (Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling Author of The Sea Keeper's Daughters)
"My heart raced and at times broke as I read Catching the Wind. Melanie Dobson soulfully captures the ache of being separated from those you love...the ache that journeys with refugees past and present. As I've interviewed refugees in the Middle East and Europe they've shared story after story of being ripped away from family, from home, from country. They've also told me stories of hope and redemption. And ultimately that is the story of this book, one that reminds us grace comes to take us further than we can imagine...to a place our hearts feel at home". (Tamara Park, producer, director and author of Sacred Encounters from Rome to Jerusalem)
Dobson (Chateau of Secrets) creates a labyrinth of intrigue, expertly weaving a World War II drama with a present-day mystery to create an unforgettable story. . . . Dobson takes readers on an amazing journey through the British-German underground alliances of World War II. Melding past and present in unpredictable ways, this is a must-read for fans of historical time slip fiction. (Publishers Weekly)
VERDICT: Carol Award–winning author Dobson (Chateau of Secrets) skillfully interweaves three separate lives as she joins the past and present in an uplifting tale of courage, love, and enduring hope. A strong choice for historical fiction fans who appreciate well-developed characters and settings. (Library Journal)
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This was the first book I have read by Melanie Dobson and it will not be the last.
It is nice to have such a great author living and writing in my home town!
Just when readers are emotionally invested in the flight of these two little ones; the author seamlessly switches to the current time, where they meet Quenby Vaughn. She’s an American journalist working in London who has a particular way of finding missing people. She has a private and emotional investment in a related WWII espionage story. This is why Mr. Knight wants to hire her. It’s the reason the reader cares for her.
Daniel (aka Dietmar) will do what ever it takes to find Brigitte. He would make good on his childhood promise. He believed Quenby would succeed when others had failed. He’d studied her, followed her career and knew her well.
This author masterfully weaves current time with past events. I liked the fact that in current time when they discovered something related to the past she would switch to the past and have that event play out first hand; so that the reader and Quenby Vaughn would find out about that situation at the same time. I liked the author's use of humor and thought-provoking ideas to defuse some intense situations. Here’s an example.
Mr. Knight says this about life, “…Our lives are like the jigsaw puzzles you like to put together Quenby. All the pieces are out there, but we have to frame it before we complete the inside.”
Quenby was driven to dig for the truth.…”working on someone else’s story kept her from having to reflect on her own.” Quincy’s mission – it was about a girl lost long ago. A girl who’d never seemed to find her way home.” “Quenby knew what it was like to be left alone.” Be that girl.
This novel would work well for book clubs as there are 13 discussion questions and in author notes, there is valuable information that would also help create lively conversations in your group.
The author says in her notes, “the power of story has transformed my own life, and I’m incredibly grateful to Jesus Christ, the author, and finisher of faith, for enduring pain and humiliation and ultimately conquering the evil in this world, redeeming and healing because of his boundless love for his kids.”
This author masterfully connects past and present events to create a powerful, heart-rending story. It was a fascinating and beautifully written novel of two unspeakable tragedies, of love and loss and learning to love again. As I read, I kept thinking about the characters, their situation and all the other WWII stories out there. This moving novel told through the eyes of children; stayed on my mind and close to my heart long after I shut the book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
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