Corinne Joy Brown: Hidden Star

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Corinne Joy Brown

Hidden Star

You’ll Love it If: You like searching for family secrets and stories and discovering all the different ways Jews came to and survived in the New World.

Hidden Star chronicles the story of the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled to the New World with the Spanish colonial settlers during the 15th century to escape the Spanish Inquisition. The protagonist’s quest for her real identity and the search for her runaway children across the New Mexico wilderness ultimately reveal a startling truth. Guided by a priest and a local sheriff, her eventual rediscovery of her Jewish roots and her spiritual return launch a dramatic homecoming.

Corinne Joy Brown is a Denver native who loves history, especially the American West, the story of the Jewish people, and the cultures of the greater Southwest. A partner in a high-end home furnishings and design firm, she’s also a published author and freelance journalist with frequent by-lines in Colorado Expression and Architecture and Design of the West magazines. Corinne is a past president of the Denver Woman’s Press Club, past chairperson of the Mizel Museum of Judaica, and a charter member of Women Writing the West.