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?
I have no doubts now! Elizabeth Camden has to be hands down my utmost favorite author! I’m convinced that I must have all her books on pre-order because I already know that they are going to be absolutely AWESOME!!
I can truly say that this book was the author’s way of stepping out of her comfort zone because the story was so different which is always a very good thing in my opinion. I love it when an author can step outside themselves and always bring life and new excitement to their novels. This novel makes me excited to discover more about her writings that could be presented on many,many different levels.
Until the Dawn was such a good read that I don’t mind reading it again and again! It was just that good! I kept thinking about it over and over which is a good sign in itself.
I love how the author always finds new ways to incorporate in her novels about the professions of her heroines. It was so interesting to read about this heroine’s profession. I’ll try not to spoil it!
All in all, this was just a fantastically wonderful story! I loved reading this novel which I devoured in no time because it had a way transporting me to a wonderful sublime place.*Sigh* The writing flowed perfectly and the characters were superb! I highly recommend this book! (4.5 stars)
Also read about the alternate book covers for Until the Dawn here on Elizabeth Camden’s blog. It’s pretty interesting. 🙂
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*