Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Until The Dawn: A Book Review
Fascinated by Dierenpark, an abandoned mansion high atop a windswept cliff in the Hudson River Valley, Sophie van Riijn sees no harm in setting up a rooftop weather station for her work with the newly established Weather Bureau. While the villagers are suspicious of the mysterious estate and its tragic history, Sophie has come to see it as her own enchanted piece of paradise.
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 Sophie trespassing on his land.
Instantly at odds, Quentin and Sophie yet 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 can no longer be kept in the past, will tragedy triumph or can their tenuous hope prevail?
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format
About The Author:
is the author of eight historical novels and has been honored with a RITA Award, Christy Award, and Daphne du Maurier Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at www.elizabethcamden.com.
A book that is set in New York during the early 1900's and is built around the mystery of a house, with a little romance thrown in, made for an awesome, dynamic book that I read in only a couple of hours. The main character, Sophie, was wonderful and I loved how the author developed her throughout the telling of her story and the plots she was involved in. It is very clear that the author has once again done extensive research in order to create a simple, sweet and clean novel that all fans of historical fiction will enjoy.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Until The Dawn at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***