Apr 20, 2015

The Line That Divides

A review copy was provided

by Melanie Mason

What an AMAZING book!
So well written you will feel as if you are immersed in the time and place; the emotions reeling you along.

Marianne Leichtner is given the opportunity to go to school in Dusseldorf, a privilege she should be grateful for...

Yet WWII is raging and this school seems more like a prison to her.

Then one night the school is bombed in an air raid. Marianne is paralyzed with fear.

Her friend is hurt and Marianne feels responsible.

Being sent back home to Austria due to the school closure Marianne faces the nightly nightmares that come.

They seem to be getting better until another loud boom crashes close to her home.

An American plane has gone down and when she next goes into the barn she is surprised to find the two American crewmen hiding there.

With a quick decision she chooses to help Charlie and Sam...a secret she must keep well hidden.

If anyone should find out the repercussions could be deadly.

Keeping them hidden has become a big challenge with the arrival of the Nazis wanting to use her house as their base while searching for the Americans.

So Marianne and her mother put into play an escape plan.

Going down this path and already knowing multiple languages Marianne decides to defy the Nazis by joining the Austrian resistance...

Crossing "that line means choosing sides 
and the consequences that might come."

Such a GREAT read!

About the Author
Melanie is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in communications. She has published several articles and stories that are featured on HubPages.com.

Melanie won first place in the Beginning of Book Contest for Young Adult Fiction at the American Night Writers Association 2014 conference, and she is the editor of ANWA’s monthly newsletter.

Melanie has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that feeds her imagination.

Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living room and car when no one is listening. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her book.


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