I can't believe that someone only gave this book one star! Melanie Dobson did a fantastic piece of work here in writing of the past and a war we never personally had to endure. It's difficult for us to understand the hardships and sufferings one goes through in a war. Melanie painted a clear picture in my mind. At times I felt like I was one of the victims and felt their fear and stress. I think the person who gave only one star just hated the war and I agree it was terrible. The only way the human race will ever know peace is when the Prince of Peace (Yeshua--Jesus) returns to earth. I can't wait for His Return.
Chateau of Secrets tells two stories at once. Each chapter alternates between a contemporary story and the historical. This has the potential for being confusing, but the contemporary is told in first person, so that helps keep the story lines distinct. I've read many novels set during World War II but don't remember any others dealing with Jews who had served in the German army. This made a very interesting twist to the story. This is the first book I've read by Melanie Dobson, but I don't think it will be the last. I highly recommend Chateau of Secrets.
Great story! I read it all the way through in one night. I would like to add a cautionary note that one of the scenes might be considered PG-13 due to the attack of a soldier towards the main heroine. However, I am puzzled by the reviewer that gave this book one star. There is not any bad language in this book.