Until The Dawn by Elizabeth Camden
Back Cover: Fascinated by Dierenpark, an abandoned mansion high atop a windswept cliff in the Hudson River Valley, Sophie van Riijin 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, Quinten 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, Quinten 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 Uetin 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?
My Review: My overall impression of this book was ‘okay’. Honestly, I found the first few chapters rather boring. Maybe lacking in some action? I didn’t understand how Quinten could dislike and like Sophie so much at the same time. How does that work? (Or maybe it’s just something only people in love ever experience? Haha.) The last few chapters were exciting, though! Some of it was unexpected and didn’t end how I would have preferred as a reader, but it was different. Kind of a happily ever after, but not perfect, so maybe slightly realistic. 🙂
I got this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.