Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Until the Dawn

Until the Dawn
Elizabeth Camden
(Bethany House)
ISBN: 978-0764217203
December 2015/352 pages/$14.99

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?

Read an excerpt.


Elizabeth Camden 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.


Elizabeth Camden always weaves an engrossing story and Until the Dawn drew me in from the opening sentence. Sophie and Quentin are complex characters who clash from the moment they meet yet are inexplicably drawn to one another. Quentin's son, Pieter, tuggged at my heart as he longed for attention, care, and security. An ancient family mystery, a cloud of impending doom, and a reluctant romance intertwine to provide plenty of hold-your-breath as well as sigh-worthy moments. A perfect last-minute gift or addition to your winter reading list, this book is highly recommended. Fair warning, though: don't start reading it in the evening; it just might keep you up Until the Dawn!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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