Until the Dawn

Until the Dawn

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 A volunteer for the newly established Weather Bureau, Sophie van Riijn needs access to the highest spot in her villag...

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Title:Until the Dawn
Author:Elizabeth Camden
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764217208
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Until the Dawn Reviews

  • Dawn
    Mar 03, 2015
    This was good. ...
  • Loraine
    May 02, 2016
    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 opt...
  • Melissa
    Dec 02, 2015
    This was another 3.5....And perhaps this was just because I'm a writer but there were times I pouted at the lost chances to really execute something to its full potential, making it a 3 for me and yet, past chapter 4 I was turning pages to the end despite the late hour and the fact I k...
  • Tarissa
    Jan 01, 2016
    Amazing book in the Christian historical fiction genre! I like this book a lot. Being my first time to read Elizabeth Camden, she definitely impressed me with her knowledge of the historical time period and depth of interesting characters. And I have a lot to say about the book... ...
  • Beth
    Dec 08, 2015
    I'm so glad I was able to read another one of Elizabeth's books - she is such a "solid" author in that so far I've enjoyed each book of hers that I've read (although I've only read 4 at this point, but that's still a good record). In Until the Dawn, we have compelling characters, a ...
  • Joleen
    Feb 24, 2017
    This is really a 4 1/2 star review. Not quite a 5, reasons at the bottom. Sophie van Riijn has two dreams, to be a wife and mother, and to be a meteorologist of sorts. She has a weather station on the roof of a long abandoned grand estate called Dierenpark, to report conditions to the...
  • Gerrie
    Sep 13, 2016
    I was very excited when I read the author's book With Every Breath because I felt like I had found a new writer to enjoy. So, as I looked forward to reading her other books, I picked up this book. The first two-thirds of this book were very good. Camden is a talented writer, and tells ...
  • Nicole
    Feb 23, 2015
    I really loved this book. The plot was incredible and brought me out of a reading slump that has lasted all summer. I would have given it another star, except I felt the spiritual "aha moment" was very vague. With Christian fiction this doesn't always bother me because I understand the...
  • Sarah
    Mar 23, 2016
    SO satisfying! The hero is less than likeable, but as his faith grows, so does his attractiveness. Sophie is almost TOO sweet, but as we get to know here, we learn about some of her struggles and how she has worked hard to overcome them and maintain her upbeat attitude. PLUS, this stor...
  • Jamie
    Apr 02, 2015
    Each new book I read of Elizabeth Camden?s becomes my new favorite of hers. Then, when I?m done I like to put the book right back in my TBR pile because I want to read it again. It was no different with her latest, Until Dawn. Y?all?.this was an absolute delight to read. Wi...
  • Paula Vince
    Dec 09, 2015
    This is the type of plot where the main characters start off at odds, but we can understand both sides. Sophie has been involved in the caretaking of the property, Dierenpark, since she was a child, and is just doing what she's always done. Quentin is aghast at what appears to be the e...
  • Alicia
    Aug 26, 2016
    I really liked this story about a bitter man who learns to love life and people again, and I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out the story behind the "Vandermark curse". I also loved how Elizabeth Camden seamlessly weaved in archaeology, languages, travel and medical, n...
  • Staci
    Feb 17, 2015
    The mystery about the house was compelling. The truth came out in layers and was well done. The romance between Quentin and Sophie was less compelling. Their romance was slow to grow, which was completely understandable. However, the spark that finally came was more like a sparkler...
  • Hannah
    Jun 05, 2016
    I loved this one! The mystery was truly interesting, with a few first-rate twists near the end. I loved, also, that the romance was mostly understated instead of being the driving force behind the characters. I also loved that Sophie was not afraid to stand up for herself and her belie...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Mar 03, 2015
    About this book: ?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, Sop...
  • Irene
    Feb 17, 2015
    Originally posted here; https://athoughtreflected.wordpress.c... Before driving headlong into this review, I think it?s only right that I list a few words of caution. By reading this novel, be prepared to experience: 1. Constantly hanging on to your seat. 2. Encountering som...
  • Virginia
    Mar 26, 2015
    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 ...
  • Sarah Vanscoyoc
    Jun 15, 2015
    I really wish websites offered half-star ratings. Because 3 stars doesn?t do it justice, but I feel 4 is stretching my enjoyment a bit. So 3.5 would be my rating of choice. That being said, I did enjoy this book and found it quite engrossing, but there were a couple things that bothe...
  • Hayden
    Feb 17, 2015
    I knew from the start that this book would have a different "feel" than the other books that I've read by this author, and I was right.Until the Dawn had a more prominent religious theme, for one thing (which I didn't mind at all) and the setting/mood seemed a little different, too. ...
  • Cecilia
    Jun 05, 2016
    First 80%: five stars Last 20%: zero stars ***This review will contain spoilers*** Short version: This novel would have much benefitted from more sex and less (pseudo)religion. Long version: I bought this novel immediately after finishing the prequel novella, Toward the Sunri...
  • Reet Champion
    Nov 25, 2015
    Sophie van Riijn gets the shock of her life when the Vandermark family returns to Dierenpark, after a more than half a century long absence. And not only that but they have apparently returned with the only purpose being to destroy the beautiful mansion. With so many bad memories assoc...
  • Rachel
    Aug 20, 2015
    See my full review at: http://smilingbookreviews.blogspot.co... This book has the ultimate dark versus light component that makes for a thrilling read. I can't say that I really liked the hero when he's first introduced but that's to be expected since he is in desperate need of some...
  • Nidofito
    Dec 21, 2016
    Rating: 3.5/5 Camden's stories, are in general, wonderfully rich with interesting characters and a lot of history. Her characters' opinions may not be something that I agree with and/or apply, but they're very well done considering the genre, and the time period she's writing in. ...
  • (Liene)
    Jul 02, 2016
    I enjoyed this book! All the talk of recipes and food made me want to join in with the characters for meals. :) The aspect of tracking the weather in the set time period was new to me and I loved learning about that! I also liked how the main character wasn't afraid to share her...
  • Marlene
    Jan 30, 2017
    I?ve learned something exciting! For a while, I?ve wondered how I can enjoy reading so much without being conscious of the identity of my favorite author. I?ve WANTED to know who it is! This month, I?ve decided that it absolutely must be Elizabeth Camden. After loving my first ...
  • Amanda Tero
    Dec 21, 2015
    A mysterious old mansion. The family who returned to claim it. And the girl who refused to be kicked out of her haven. I was swept into Sophie's tale immediately. She was a sweet and kind heroine (perhaps a little too perfect). Her part in Dierenpark was believable and unforced. It ...
  • Be
    Feb 12, 2017
    I really liked this book! It's probably not for everyone (the Heroine being a bit Pollyanna-ish) but I enjoyed it thouroghly. I especially enjoyed her old fashioned recipes that she prepared in mouth watering detail. After a life filled with one tragedy after another the hero had be...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Feb 16, 2018
    I feel like the author deserves a bravery medal for writing this book. I know that vague, but that?s where I?m gonna leave it. ...
  • Jennifer
    May 24, 2018
    A solid, safe, and clean read. If you're not a Christian, it might be a bit too preachy for you, but I happen to agree with a lot of what the h believed in this book so it didn't bother me. The h was a little annoying in the beginning, with her Mary Sueness, but her character definitel...
  • Annie Hogle
    Feb 03, 2019
    The story line of this book was a little weird and not like anything I had ever read! I did enjoy it, it just took me some time to GET INTO the story! ...