“Toward the Sunrise” – Book Review

Jan 11, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Elizabeth Camden’s book, Toward the Sunrise.


As is my custom, if I could ask Elizabeth one question about Toward the Sunrise it would be — “What made you want to write about women as doctors during the time of opposition?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

Julia Broeder is only six months shy of graduating from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania when one small decision spirals out of control and results in her expulsion. Hoping to travel the world as a missionary doctor, her only choice is to return back home…or throw herself upon the mercy of Ashton Carlyle.

Formal and straight-laced, Ashton Carlyle is not pleased to see an expelled Julia arrive at his Manhattan office. His position as a junior attorney for the Vandermark family’s world-famous shipping empire entails taking care of the Broeders, longtime employees of the Vandermark family. But Ashton has no intention now of using his employer’s resources in defense of Julia’s impulsive and reckless actions.

What Ashton did not expect was a scathing reprimand from none other than the Vandermark family patriarch or the bewildering resistance from Julia herself when he’s forced to change his tune. At an impasse, Ashton and Julia never anticipated the revelations that arise or the adventure that awaits them.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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This short, but perfect novella by Elizabeth was a delightful read! I loved that it was a prequel to learning more about the Vandermark family and it was a great lead in.

Julia and Ashton had an interesting relationship so to speak. I felt that their relationship escalated quickly, but that is to be expected in novellas! They did seem like the perfect couple, and I loved the way that Ashton went to down to Julia’s level (social class speaking), yet still encouraged her to rise up and pursue her dreams. He was right there to help her along the way, and once Julia realized that, she too, opened her arms and heart.

PLUS it’s FREE on Amazon Kindle!! Don’t miss this wonderful story of love, dreams, and sacrifice!


Other books by Elizabeth I will read next:
Until the Dawn

From This Moment

The Lady of Bolton Hill

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