Maybe Sophie shouldn’t have created a weather station on the top of the roof, but it was the perfect spot for it. Besides, how was she to know that the Vandermarks would return after abandoning the estate sixty years before?
She was just trying to do something to help her village.
But the Quinten Vandermark doesn’t want to be the subject of town gossip. He’s here to destroy the house and the terrible memories that have plagued his family for generations. Can the two learn to listen to each other or will everything they both love be destroyed?
Until the Dawn is a very interesting glimpse at life just before the turn of the 20th century. There is a mix of old family pride as well as young ingenuity. It is the story of survival and love – love of family and the town as well as a budding romance between two strong willed people.
If you enjoy a historical romance with a touch of mystery, you will probably love this book.
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?
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.