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Until the Dawn

Until the Dawn 

Paperback, ebook, audio, hardcover 

December 1, 2015

by Elizabeth Camden

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; 1 edition 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764217203

Top-Notch Dramatic Historical Romance from a Rising Star

A volunteer for the newly established Weather Bureau, Sophie van Riijn needs access to the highest spot in her village to report the most accurate readings. Fascinated by Dierenpark, an abandoned mansion high atop a windswept cliff in the Hudson River Valley, Sophie knows no better option despite a lack of permission from the absent owners.

The first Vandermark to return to the area in sixty years, Quentin intends to put an end to the shadowy rumors about the property that has brought nothing but trouble upon his family. Ready to tear down the mansion, he is furious to discover a local woman has been trespassing on his land.

Instantly at odds, Quentin and Sophie find common ground when she is the only one who can reach his troubled son. There's a light within Sophie that Quentin has never known, and a small spark of the hope that left him years ago begins to grow. But when the secrets of Dierenpark and the Vandermark family history are no longer content to stay in the past, will tragedy triumph or can their tenuous hope prevail?

My thoughts: I can't help but become engrossed in Ms. Camden's historical suspenses and UNTIL THE DAWN is no different. From the first page, the first paragraph, I was involved in Sophie's life, falling in love with this gentle, loving, innocent who believed the best of people even when they didn't deserve it. 

Quentin's family is ruled by demon's of the past and they believe the only way of eradicating the demons is to destroy the mansion. Level it to the ground. Burn everything inside...

But Sophie fights for it, and when grandson and grandfather disagree on a step and decide to hire experts to explain and find, and even they are at a loss...

The surprising end answers all the questions. Who murdered who and why? What are those old documents in a language no one can read? Is grandfather right, Quentin, or Sophie? Will Sophie keep her much loved, coveted job? Or will the secrets held in this historical mansion destroy who is left in the Vandermark family? 

I couldn't put this book down. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 


Kelly Goshorn said...

This sounds fabulous!

Marilyn R. said...

Until the Dawn is going on my TBR list. It sounds wonderful being historical suspense with romance.

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