Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010. Melanie lives with her husband Jon and two daughters near Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at

Books by this Author

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
Chateau of Secrets

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To create stories that stir both heart and soul

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Seriously?" and "That's great!"

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being a failure

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Adopting our two girls

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing or painting, I can't decide.

Author Voices

May 12, 2014

Last year I had the privilege of visiting Normandy with several girlfriends to research for my next time-slip novel Chateau of Secrets. On a snowy March evening, Ann Menke gave us a tour of the medieval Château d’Agneaux set on jagged cliffs above the River Vire. 

The chateau had been bombed during World War II so only half of the thousand-year-old structure remained, but it has been beautifully restored with antique furnishings and modern appliances. It was a remarkable place, brimming with history and mystique, but... see more

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