What happened to Brigitte Berthold?
That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons—and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough—the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.
Do you ever feel forgotten? Or perhaps it feels like the most important people in your life have moved on while you’re stuck waiting for…something. Validation. Love. Acceptance. Home.
In Catching the Wind, Melanie Dobson weaves two stories together so beautifully and effortlessly, I was entranced from the first pages.
Each of the main characters in this book is searching for something, and the ending ties them together in such a satisfying was, it left me with a bit of a book hangover (of the best kind!).
The mystery of what happened Brigitte and Quenby Vaughn’s search for her own truth flawlessly weave the modern day storyline with the WWII one. As a reader, I rooted for happy endings for everyone.
I also absolutely love it when new information is introduced to readers. This book took a look at the Nazi sympathizers who lived in England, a new element to the abundance of WWII stories that gave this one a fresh perspective.
This story gave me a small reflection of God’s willingness to chase his children to the far corners of the earth. To bring us home. To give us validation. To show us love and acceptance when we feel like we aren’t worthy of any of it.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Writing historical and time-slip fiction is really just an excuse for Melanie Dobson to explore ghost towns, interview fascinating people, and spend hours reading old books and journals.
Melanie is the award-winning author of fifteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Three of her novels, Chateau of Secrets, The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, have received Carol Awards, The Black Cloister was named the ForeWord Religious Fiction Book of the Year, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won best “Fiction of Indiana”.
Melanie met her husband, Jon, in Colorado Springs, but since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times with Jon’s work including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. Along with their two daughters, Karly and Kiki, they now enjoy their home in the Pacific Northwest. The entire Dobson family loves to travel and hike in both the mountains and along the cliffs above the Pacific, and they enjoy serving together with the orphan care ministry in their church.Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. Prior to her writing career, she was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and the owner of Dobson Media Group.
When Melanie isn’t writing or playing with her family, she enjoys teaching fiction writing, line dancing, and reading historical novels.
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