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 associated with the residence it isn’t a wonder but to obliterate the property sends the town into shock. Least of all Sophie. As a volunteer for the Weather Bureau the mansion is also the perfect place to gather the needed date to send back to Washington. And when she finds herself kicked off the property by the current and very angry Vandermark, her job gets a little difficult.
Next to Julie Klassen, Elizabeth Camden is my FAVORITE author. She writes fabulous stories and seems to just whip them out of nothingess. I think she could probably write about mold growing on a loaf of bread and make it seem like some kind of swashbuckling adventure. As always she takes a heroine with some really great ideas, sets them in a spot where adversity (e.g. time period, gender gap) and watches them fight it out – and just when it seems they’re about to take a plunge from which they wont recover the character rallies and proves that with enough determination and grit you can win. While Until the Dawn was not my favorite story by this author, it was certainly a very good read.
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