The Line That Divides


I enjoy WWII stories and this has it all! Excitement, romance and intrigue. I felt like I was right there through the whole book. Would definitely recommend!—JacksGrams

Melanie Mason has written a novel full of danger and excitement. . . . Set against the backdrop of World War II, Marianne Leichtner must test her courage and resolve in the face of Nazi threats to her beloved Austria before her heart can find the peace it longs for. A nice, clean historical read that can be enjoyed by ages 12 to 102. —Joyce DiPastena, author of The Lady and the Minstrel

[The Line That Divides] is a war story, with unexpected twists and turns, and also a romance that is sweet and enjoyable. Melanie is a wonderful writer, giving beautiful pictures in your mind. —Amanda Norr

I enjoyed this book and found the settings and characters believable. The main character faces fear and insecurity with courage, which is much more inspiring than watching a brave person act courageously. If Marianne can do it, I can, too. The setting of WWII provides a backdrop of intrigue and high stakes. It’s far enough back in time to be interesting and recent enough to draw on the experiences my parents and others have shared with me. I look forward to reading more by this author. —True Blue

Great book by new author Melanie Mason. Good research about WWII and a different perspective than several other WWII books I’ve read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. —Jennifer Thomas

The Line That Divides is a fast-paced story of young love, dangerous choices, and inevitable consequences amid the turmoil of World War II. Mason’s writing shivers with intriguing twists and turns. —Marsha Ward, award-winning author of Gone for a Soldier

I read this book by accident and I’m so glad. I couldn’t put it down. A lot of suspense and danger. I loved the heroine. . . . I hope everyone gets a chance to read this book. I will be looking for more of [Melanie Mason’s] books. —Bookworm

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. Such a GREAT read. . . loved it! —Shauna Wheelwright,

I really enjoyed reading this riveting tale that takes place in Austria during World War II. The bravery shown by teen Marianne is nothing short of heart-stopping. It makes me wonder if I would be willing to put myself on the line so willingly for a cause so great as freedom and the safety of others. . . . Melanie Mason’s descriptions and narrative style made the plot easy to follow. Wonderful debut from a shining new author! —Laura Walker, author of Pierced by Love

This is not the type of book I usually read, so I was pleasantly surprised to realize how much I did not want to put it down. . . . I loved how the novel was more about [the female lead, Marianne] than it was about the romance, and I was impressed with Mason’s ability to traverse the historical setting. . . . There were a few moments when I forgot where or who [I was] because I was so immersed in the story. —Jillian Torassa, author of Rebel Thirds

Melanie Mason takes us back to WWII with a tale of page-turning intrigue. I couldn’t wait to learn the fates of the characters. —Betsy Love, author of Soulfire and The Penny Project

Fast-paced, couldn’t put it down once I got into it. great book!!! —Shannon

What a fantastic book. Melanie weaves a story full of rich characters with storylines which aren’t resolved right up to the last pages. A must read! —Doug

I understand this is the debut novel for Melanie Mason, and I liked it very much! The book is relatively short, but power-packed with action and a wonderful thread of romance. I look forward to reading more historical works from this talented author. Well done! —Patti

I enjoyed this positive WWII novel. It moved along nicely with believable strong characters. —Tiffany

The descriptions are vivid, and the settings are described in great detail, making it easy for the reader to picture what’s happening. The historical accuracy is a bonus, and the writing is fluent in this fast-paced historical novel. —InD’tale Magazine

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