“Until the Dawn” – Book Review

Jan 18, 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 newest release, Until the Dawn.


As is my custom, if I could ask Elizabeth one question about Until the Dawn it would be — “What enticed you to write about a different style than you did in your previous books?” 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!

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From the Back Cover:

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?


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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After reading Elizabeth’s novella, Toward the Sunrise, that leads into Until the Dawn, I was eagerly anticipating learning more about the Vandermark’s — and it was wonderful! Slightly different from her other books, Until the Dawn is moving and involves you in the character’s lives right away.

I loved Quentin’s deep struggle to accept Sophie’s faith and the kindness and love that just overflows from Sophie is so inspiring! When the book started out, Quentin and Sophie seemed destined to be apart and the different things that bring them together is something beautiful. However, Sophie stayed firm in her belief and I loved that about her! She wouldn’t shake, even if it meant that loving Quentin was impossible. Oh the twists and turns that went on in this book. Was a happy ending possible?


Other books by Elizabeth I will read next:

From This Moment

The Lady of Bolton Hill

Against the Tide

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